welcome to this hristian website

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Mar 7th – 2016
Rev. E. Anderson
WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

Welcome to this Christian Website which has now been going for a number of years. Over 130,000 people have visited it since 2006. On the left hand side of the introductory page is a host of subjects and material that have been placed during this time and is there for your interest, study and perusal.

I feel it is time and right to change the format and to present day by day something a little simpler and trust will benefit and bless those who visit it. It will consist of A Golden Promise from the Scriptures, Wisdom that Works by Bob Stevenson, Choice Quotations and daily Meditations, working through the whole Bible. something to focus your mind on are included that can be developed more fully by you. I trust you will find such refreshing and helpful.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

“but God chose the foolish things of the world that he might put to shame those who are wise. God chose the weak things of the world, that he might put to shame the things that are strong” – 1 Corinthians 1:27;

I don’t know how you feel about today’s promise, but when I read it, it puts a smile on my face. The thought that God has chosen the weak things of the world is very good news for me. In the broader excerpt of this passage found in 1 Corinthians 1:26-31, we read how God has not only chosen the weak things to confound the strong, He has chosen the poor to confuse the rich and the foolish things of the world to shame the wise.

The reason why I think this promise is such good news is that I believe that most of humanity falls within one of these categories… weak, poor or foolish. Jesus Himself told us that He did not come for the healthy (spiritually) but for the sick. If you take time to read the Beatitudes in Matthew 5:1-12, you will read that the gospel is really good news for those who are not naturally considered ‘top of the food chain’.

This is not to negate the rich, the strong and the wise, but it is definitely a way where Jesus elevates the poor, the foolish and the weak to the level playing field of the cross. Since we live in an upside down kingdom where the first will be last and the last will be first, let us always be reminded that when we are weak, His strength is perfected in us. (2 Corinthians 12:1-10).

WISDOM THAT WORKS
REVERENCE AND RESPECT  – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“Kindness makes at man attractive. And it is better to be poor than to be dishonest. Reverence for God gives life, happiness and protection from harm”.Read.” Proverbs 19:22-23

‘Reverence’ or ‘respect’ are not exactly the ‘in’ words in today’s society. The reason for this is not very hard to see from the daily reminders in our news media as respect for authority and the law are flouted with impunity.

We probably do have to admit that we as a society are partly to blame for this degeneration in social conscience. On the one hand we erode the authority of parenthood with the legally imposed, and possibly well meaning “Rights ofthe Child”. On the other side of the coin there are the public abuses of authority by those who should know better which sow distrust and disillusionment of that authority in the upcoming generation.

It seems that to show deference or respect of any kind is some sign of weakness, and any suggestion that we should have a reverence for Goid has by many, been rejected long ago.

By design or default, we have allowed secular humanism to rob us of the value of having in place a “Final Authority” in the form of an all wise, just and righteous God.

Such a loss can only be detrimental to any society, but for those willing to accept such authority there is the assurance of life, happiness and protection from harm. Hallelujah!

CHOICE QUOTATIONS
BRAINY

Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them – Albert Einstein

We all have ability. The difference is how we use it – Charlotte Whitton

The return we reap from generous actions is not always evident – Francesco Guicciardini

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt – Mark Twain

DAILY MEDITATIONS
GOD KEEPING HIS WORD – Joshua 21

In summarising all that occurred in the possessing of the Promised Land this statement was made – v45 “There failed not ought of any good thing which the Lord had spoken unto the house of Israel; all came to pass.” This lets us in on the fact that the Lord keeps His spoken word of promise ever before His mind as time passes by and makes certain that it does not fail or fall to the ground in any way. He sits over it to make sure it is wholly fulfilled and does not fail in slightest measure.

The Lord had guaranteed much to this ancient people and He was to prove to them that He would deliver when the time was right to do so. In fact, it gave Him enormous pleasure to see all that He had revealed and guaranteed in sacred promise to their forefathers, come to total realisation. It had been a special delight to Him to impart these assurances to them at the outset, but now, more satisfaction to note their fulfilment. To see this people occupying all that He had decreed was no mean feat and it brought untold jubilation to Him.

The Lord has not changed at all. It still affords Him immeasurable rapture when He observes His word still coming to pass in those that practise His precepts and believe His promises. He still sits over His word seeking to accomplish in those who trust Him and His Word implicitly all He has assured. Both He and we are blessed and greatly gratified and satisfied when to ‘all comes to pass.’ May this be so in your experience now and in the future.

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