welcome to this christian website

 ernest (2)June 2nd – 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

“For Yahweh is good. His loving kindness endures forever, His faithfulness to all generations” – Psalm 100:5

Our God and Father is good and His mercy will go on forever and ever. The more that you and I are convinced of the goodness of God, the more we will yield to the extravagant love that He showers on us every day.

The enemy of our soul would try to depict God as a distant, angry, religious, and wrathful judge just waiting for us to make a mistake. That is the furthest thing from the truth, for God is the ultimate expression of love itself.  At the very core of our Heavenly Father’s heart is a goodness that none of us have experienced this side of heaven. That is why it is so hard for some of us to believe that God’s love is really real.

My prayer today is that the Holy Spirit would give all of us a deeper revelation of His goodness so that we could shout out along with the psalmist in today’s promise and say… For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his  faithfulness to all generations. (ESV)

WISDOM THAT WORKS

THE EXTRA MILE – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“. . .  if your enemy is hungry, give him food! if he is thirsty, give him something to drink! This will make him feel ashamed of himself, and God will reward you”.

Read:  Proverbs 25:20-27

This is where Jesus received His inspiration for the similar injunction in His Sermon on the Mount where He elaborated further on the ‘extra mile’ principle. (Matt 5:38-40) It’s so easy to take the line of doing only what we have to do and no more. Industry is riddled with this debilitating malady resulting not only in lost production and profits but the complete destruction of personal initiative and individual motivation, both of which are valuable assets to have in our day to day living.

Families would cease to function properly if parents, mothers in particular, took the position of minimal action. The ‘just get by’ approach, of restricting ourselves to only do what is the least required to get by in life will seriously work to our disadvantage.. Such a disposition soon transfers itself to the next generation who grow up with the awful mentality of the world owing them some kind of living.

Jesus took this principle even further when it comes to responding to those who are opposed to us and find themselves without the basic necessities of life. It is even easier to adopt the minimalist approach to those we consider enemies but the command is clear — go the extra mile — and in so doing break the cycle of animosity not to mention your own resentfulness!

A QUOTE TO NOTE – Dr. Martin Luther King (Jnr)

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

AN UNHEALTHY REQUEST – 1 Samuel 8: 1-9

Three things are stated in v5 that reveal that Israel were in a difficult situation. The first thing, Samuel was getting on in years and reaching the end of his days. He had done noble service for God and His people in being a genuine prophet/leader amongst them. Undoubtedly, from one angle, things were in a better spiritual state. The schools of the prophets had been set up and he had faithfully judged – see 1 Samuel 12: 3-5. The second factor was the unworthiness of his sons. They had not followed their father’s example and the people questioned their ability to succeed him.

The third matter was the desire for a king to rule over them. It affirms that they wanted to be ‘like all the nations.’ The fact of the matter was they were not like other nations nor should they be. They were a nation because God had made them a nation and they were His people to be ruled and governed by Him. A human king was a very poor substitute for the government and superintendence of the Lord. It was infinitely better living under His loving and benevolent control. But, alas! They wanted to copy those around them. Samuel sought to reason with them but they were determined in their request – “No, but we will have a king over us” – v19.

How careful we must be in our desires and prayers! It is so easy to fall prey to the way of the world and to seek to conform to its strategy and policy. Going this route is not the best procedure. The Lord has brought us to live under His rule and it is imperative that we know and do things His way. He always has our best interest at heart and as He is trusted and obeyed everything will work out for good.

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June 3rd – 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.

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