welcome to this christian website

ernest kitchenApril 9th – 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

 “You were dead through your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh. He made you alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses,  wiping out the handwriting in ordinances which was against us; and he has taken it out of the way, nailing it to the cros” – Colossians 2: 13-14;

Paul the Apostle tells us in Colossians 2:13-14 in no uncertain terms that God the Father has cancelled all our sin, forgiven all our trespasses, and has even blotted out any charges against us! Because of the cross of Jesus Christ, every sin, every failure, every mistake that we have ever made has been taken away and nailed to the cross!

Not just our past sins, but our present sins and our future sins. The finished work of Christ has dealt a death blow to sin and death in our lives. We are now new creatures in Christ. The old has passed away and all things have become new! If you struggle with sins of the past, be encouraged! Hebrews 8:12 tells us that God chooses to remember our sins no more!

The once and for all sacrifice of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will cleanse us from our guilty conscience. Because of the price that Jesus paid, all of our sin has been cancelled and we have now been made alive in Him. My prayer today is that each one of us would simply believe this to be true.

WISDOM THAT WORKS

HOTHEAD IS MY NAME – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“Keep you mouth closed and you’ll stay out of trouble. Mockers are proud, haughty and arrogant”.

Read: Proverbs 21: 23-24

You will have to forgive me if l once again diverge a little from the Living Bible on these proverbs because I fear the sense of the writer has been somewhat oversimplified. If you just say ‘keep your mouth shut’ it blanks out the reasons you may have for guarding your lips on occasions. Watch your words and hold your tongue we are told is good advice for us all at the best of times!

At the other end of the verbal spectrum are the hotheads. They just say the first thing that pops into their undisciplined and intemperate minds, with little concern for the effect it is going to have on their hearers. Like me, you have no doubt already met these characters on your travels. lt doesn’t take long for these folk to get themselves into hot water and they would do well to oft repeat the following Prayer of Verbosity. “Lord, give me the courage to say lie things I need to say and the restraint NOT to say what is better left unsaid, the silent moment in between, and when to know the difference”.

As the Living Bible points out — there are times when it is best to keep your mouth closed— especially if you want to stay out of trouble!

QUOTES TO NOTE – Thomas Aquinas

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.

If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.

Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.

Man should not consider his material possession his own, but as common to all, so as to share them without hesitation when others are in need.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

AN OBVIOUS FAILURE – Judges 1: 21-26

It seems to be that there was an obvious failure with regard to a number of the tribes in the conquest. Repeatedly it is stated that they “did not drive their enemies out” but allowed them to dwell alongside them and some became tributaries – vv21, 27, 25, 26, 33. They fell short in their faith, determination and endeavour in expelling their foes. He vision that ought to have prevailed was of going on until they had achieved the intention of God in complete mastery. The inheritance was theirs for the taking as they maintained their accord with the Lord.

The consequence of this led to their enemies becoming thorns in their side and they were always a constant menace. Because they tolerated this position at the outset there was an awful price to be paid. Israel fell foul of their idolatrous practises and adopted their manner of conduct that was displeasing to the Lord. They missed out on the greater blessing of God which would have been theirs. The story of the spiritual declension and retribution would never have been their lot if only they had driven the godless from amongst them and their ways.

Having been brought into God’s Promised Land of blessing, let there be an all-out effort to dispose of and dispel everything that is an impediment to your spiritual character, rule and conquest. Do not stop short of being a total and absolute conqueror. This was the purpose for which you were born and brought into Christ’s kingdom: to win at all times no matter what the demand.

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