welcome to this christian website

ernest kitchenMar 28th – 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

 “Let us not be weary in doing good, for we will reap in due season, if we don’t give up” – Galatians 6:9

Sometimes when I go on a ministry trip, I can get tired. Even though I love what I am doing, the rigors of travel, different places to sleep, meeting new people, etc. can get very tiring. In today’s promise we read that we should never tire of doing good. This doesn’t mean that we never get tired in the natural, but it does mean that we should never lose heart and give up.

The Amplified Bible translates Galatians 6:9 this way… And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint. (AMP)

In 1 Corinthians 13:13, Paul the Apostle tells us that faith, hope and love remain. Today’s promise is about encouraging us to be strengthened with hope. Hope that there is a harvest that we will one day reap if we do not give up. God loves it when we do good to one another.

May you and I have strength today to continue to do good to those around us and may we be encouraged to know that there is a real harvest that we will reap if we don’t give up.

WISDOM THAT WORKS

THE CONSCIENCE VOTE – Rev. Bob Stevenson

”A wise king stamps out crime by severe punishment. A man’s conscience is the Lord’s searchlight exposing his hidden motives”.

Read: Proverbs 20:26-2

Our parliamentary system does allow for the eventuality of an issue arising which goes way beyond the limited boundaries of mere party politics. They are usually issues relating to some moral aspect of society about which members from both sides of the house may have personal or individual convictions.

Conscience is a very precious faculty and should be handled with great care and respect. We are all born with one, irrespective of race, colour or creed. It’s as if God wanted us to have our own inbuilt arbitrator to help us in our discerning what is right and wrong for us.

Left to itself our conscience has the capacity to rightfully inform us on issues of integrity, honesty, morality and truth. lt is indeed like searchlight which suddenly switches on, even when we least expect it. lt seems to have a self ignition system which trips in at the most inopportune moments and spotlights an action or motive it deems to be inappropriate for us. Many times its candle power seems to highlight so vividly the issues we are forced to review our position about, and hopefully act accordingly. lt is after all “the Lord’s searchlight” and we do well to heed its pinpoint accuracy! .

QUOTES TO NOTE

EASTER

A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act. Mahatma Gandhi

God loves each of us as if there were only one of us. Saint Augustine

Outside of the cross of Jesus Christ, there is no hope in this world. That cross and resurrection at the core of the Gospel is the only hope for humanity. Wherever you go, ask God for wisdom on how to get that Gospel in, even in the toughest situations of life. Ravi Zacharias

Let every man and woman count himself immortal. Let him catch the revelation of Jesus in his resurrection. Let him say not merely, ‘Christ is risen,’ but ‘I shall rise.’ Phillips Brooks

DAILY MEDITATIONS

BEING NEIGHBOURLY – Proverbs 3: 27-30; Luke 10: 25-37

One of the enormous blessings of life is to have good neighbours, that is, people who you really can get on with, not only with those who live next door, but also with those one continually rubs shoulders with. It is certainly a distinct advantage to have people, who are close by, that are genuine friends and that you can truly be a benefit to on a daily basis. If there is one thing that wisdom teaches us is to develop real friendship with people that we are regularly in close contact with. In order to have good neighbours at every level an individual must seek to be a good neighbour. This is something that must always be worked hard at.

To become a good neighbour one must learn not to presume upon those near at hand in any way. Because they are close one must not seek to be over-forward with them and take for granted their kindness. There are two things mentioned that must be applied with grace and consistency. The motive and action should always be, what good can you do for your neighbour, being ready, like the Good Samaritan to give yourself, time and goods to their well being – vv27, 28. There must never be any wilful intent to do harm – vv29, 30. Behaving in line with wisdom will cause your neighbours to value the testimony of your godly life style.

You can begin to make a greater impression on those that are in your circle of contacts. Go out of your way to be friendly. See how you can best affect those that you mix with so that they will be influenced by knowledge of God and His ways. Do don’t be proud and stand-offish but be warm and committed to the well-being of all around. They will, in the end, admire and be affected by your wholesome lifestyle.

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