welcome to this christian website

 ernest kitchenApril 22nd – 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

“Listen, my beloved brothers. Didn’t God choose those who are poor in this world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the Kingdom which he promised to those who love him?” – James 2:5

The gospel is good news for the poor. Jesus told us in Matthew 5 that blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of God (Matthew 5:3). In today’s Scripture, James is reminding us that God has chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs to the glorious kingdom that He promised to all who loved Him.

May this promise give strength to the weak, hope to the hopeless and encouragement to every person who feels like they are not living ‘on top of the food chain’ in the system of the world. God is for the underdog. He has always been for the lowly heart because He Himself is lowly in heart.

The kingdom of God is a kingdom where the weak will be made strong, the poor will be made rich, and the foolish will be made wise (1 Corinthians 1:26-30). The more that we see that the gospel is about God doing for us what we could not do for ourselves, the more we will rejoice in His promise to make us rich in faith and heirs to His glorious kingdom. For me, this really is good news! …That means I qualify!

WISDOM THAT WORKS

SPARE THE ROD – Rev. Bob. Stevenson

“A youngster’s heart is full of rebellion, but punishment will drive it out of him”

Read: Proverbs 22: 15

This is the proverb in the Bible that gets most misquoted although the sentiment is just the same. Have you ever heard anyone quote this verse by saying, “spare the rod and spoil the child?” I must confess that I do tend to go for the King James version which goes like this; “Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child but the rod of correction will drive it far from him”. Now in these days of enlightenment when corporal punishment, especially for children is a no-no, this little piece of God’s wisdom may not be too popular in certain quarters.

However, I can now testify from personal experience that on the occasions, when the rod (hand) of correction was applied to my seat (posterior) of learning, it had a very good tempering effect on my attitude.

I well remember how shocked I was to evidence when in answer to what had been a reasonable to do something their reply was an emphatic “NO!” So, faced with this response I did the same thing my mother did to me. Although not very pleasant for any us at the time, to spare that short-term pain would have spoiled that healthy respect for authority even though I might not like it

QUOTES TO NOTE – William Blake

To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palms of your hand and eternity in an hour.

Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.

In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.

The man who never in his mind and thoughts travelled to heaven is no artist.

DAILY MEDIATIONS

A REAL CHALLENGE – Judges 6: 25-32;

Eventually there came the moment of real challenge to this choice servant of God. The introductions are over and it is time to get down to the real business and it is not the immediate attack of the Midianites but the issue of attending to matters on the home front. If things were to truly go ahead then the evil of idolatry had to be dealt with. Drastic measures had to be adopted to throw down the altar of Baal and to cut down the grove by it and to build an altar to the Lord -vv25. 26. It was a situation that he could have readily run away from but it had to be confronted.

The challenge was accepted even though it meant doing it by night and being found out it in the morning. He went through with the demand that was placed upon him thus showing his courage and determination and his desire to do what God required. When it was discovered who had performed this deed he found his father standing by him and the Lord resolving the situation. They were now in a position to deal with the major problem of a foe that had to be contended and conquered and reduced to impotency. Through God it was a possibility.

Possibly you are being held up in your life of faith and victory because some issue of spiritual importance lay unresolved within your life and work. You have allowed something in your affairs and experience that is detrimental to a vibrant relationship with God and the knowledge of His greater things within your life and service. Be big and bold enough to settle the matter before Him and move on to the next vital stage of developments that will ensure complete victory.

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