welcome to this christian website

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Mar 8th – 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

“At that time, Jesus answered, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you hid these things from the wise and understanding, and revealed them to infants. Yes, Father, for so it was well-pleasing in your sight” – Matthew 11:25,26

In today’s promise, we read how Jesus delightfully declares that the mysteries of the kingdom are actually hidden from the wise and prudent and revealed to little children. I especially like how the Amplified Bible translates this passage of Scripture…

To further illustrate this truth, I would encourage you to read Matthew 18:1-4. In this passage of Scripture, the disciples were arguing about who would be the greatest in the kingdom. I can’t imagine how surprised they would have been when Jesus called out a little child as an example of one whom He considered to be great in His kingdom.

Jesus does not call us to be childish, but He does call us to be childlike. Little children live a completely dependent life. They know they are small and they carry within their little bodies a humility that causes them to trust completely in their parents’ care. The more that we can see the incredible value in having a childlike heart towards our Heavenly Father, the more we will be able to grasp the mysteries of our Papa’s amazing kingdom.

WISDOM THAT WORKS
SCORN AND SCORNERS – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“Some men are so lazy they won even feed themselves! Punish a mocker and others will learn his example. Reprove a wise man and he will be wiser” – Read: Proverbs 19:24-25

We don’t often use the word scorner these days. Here in today’s proverb the word is translated ‘mockers’ but I fear that this word is not strong enough to describe what is really meant here in scripture.

Mocking, whilst unpleasant if you happen to be on the receiving end of the mockery, is not quite as sinister in its intention as being scornful. To be scornful is to be maliciously full of contempt for somebody. It is to be spiteful in your derision. It is a deliberate attempt to do all you can to destroy another’s personhood. It is to undeservedly act in every way despicably towards another.

Scorn is designed to pull down its victim’s reputation. Implying that the scorner is in some way superior to everyone else and that therefore gives them the right to engage in outspoken verbal sabotage irrespective of the damage caused.

So serious does God view this sinister disposition that He says somebody has to take responsibility to put a stop to such behaviour. And more than that! Let it be an example to others tempted to take that same path.

So if ever you do encounter such behaviour do all you can to put a stop to it even if it means a measure of confrontation.

CHOICE QUOTATIONS
CHANGE

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything – George Bernard Shaw

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future – John F. Kennedy

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude – Maya Angelou

You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of – Jim Rohn

DAILY MEDITATIONS
NEEDFUL REMINDERS – Joshua 23

The servant of God, Joshua, was ageing and sensed it was necessary to forward some essential counsel on to the leadership of God’s people – v2. His days were now numbered and so it was important to pass on certain spiritual facts that needed to be understood, appreciated and accepted by them in order to direct and govern this unique nation after his decease. He would not always be around as a divine authority to keep this chosen race on the straight and narrow path and to aid them in their relationship with God. As the father figure, he pointed out those things that would make the nation healthy and progressive.

There was the reminder of what the Lord had done for them in fighting for them and giving them their choice inheritance. He inspired them to further strength and courage and made the point where the secret of their future lay. They must make sure they have an addiction to His Word – v 6, keep separate from the pagan nations and cleave to the Lord – vv7, 8. He assured them that all will be well and good in defeating all their foes if they stick to this program – vv10, 11. The warning comes of what will occur if they fail on this front – vv12-16. They cannot afford to backslide and renege on God.

We also require needful and helpful reminders so that we fulfil our spiritual responsibilities to the Lord. The assurance of divine blessing upon our lives, families and ministries is dependent upon our constant union with the Lord and this is based on love, faith and obedience. Let us hearken to our spiritual fathers and forefathers and take note of the good counsel that comes from them so that we prosper in our accord with the Lord.

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