welcome to this christian website

ernest kitchenJune 23rd – 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

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God” – Matthew 5:9

How do you think a father feels when he sees his children are fighting with each other in his home? As a father myself, I know how grieved I have felt when I have seen my children not getting along. A father’s heart is for peace and harmony for his kids.

When I think of this promise, I am encouraged that there is a blessing for us when we love peace and we do everything within our power to live at peace with all those around us. Sometimes it is simply not possible, but as far as it is within our control, may we be a people that love peace. In today’s promise, we read that the children of God will be peacemakers.

Since we have been made one with Jesus and one of His names is the Prince of Peace, may we love to bring peace wherever we go. May we be dispensers of peace in places of turmoil. May the peace that passes our understanding guard our hearts and our minds in Christ Jesus. My heart’s cry is that all of us within the Body of Christ would look to nurture peace wherever we go.

WISDOM THAT WORKS

 A FRIEND IN NEED – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“Never abandon a friend – either yours or your fathers.  Then you won’t need to go distant relatives in your time of need”.

Read: Proverbs 27.-10

Maintaining and cultivating friendships is a very important part of our lives. Friendships can be forged for a lifetime and can in some cases be even more meaningful in their association than those of our blood relatives. How do you foster friendships that can stand the test of time’? l

mean those friendships that you know you could count on to help when you are really in trouble?

Recently a neighbour whom we had never met before knocked on our door in the early hours of the morning. There was an emergency with her father who had some kind of seizure and had to be taken to hospital. Since that time we have developed a wonderful friendship with this family. I am sure that as a result of us helping out in their emergency, we could, without hesitation, feel free to call on each other at any time of the day or night to get help if needed.

Of. course friendships have to be fostered and kept alive! Not always by life changing, cataclysmic events, but by the occasional small, and not very expensive kindness of an out of the blue phone call, an email or an invitation for coffee.

Whatever happens, don’t abandon your friends, whether long standing or recently acquired, you might need them some day.

QUOTES TO NOTE – Henry Ward Beecher

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

COVENANT FRIENDSHIP – 1 Samuel 18: 1-4

What a good spirited and warm-hearted person Jonathan was! This had already been reflected in his life in close association with the one who bore his armour. His associate then had discovered what a fantastic attitude he had and was happy to link up with him in vital conflict. Now it is to be manifested in a greater measure with David after his success over Goliath. The coming together of these choice people was to serve the interests of God and of Israel and to be an illustration of what true spiritual friendship could mean and achieve.

It could be said they were kindred spirits, appreciating the good and the courageous that possessed them both. Jonathan, it would seem took the initiative, being the older and also the king’s son, in forming this strong spiritual bond. He was not jealous of David’s success but was glad that he had arrived to bring about such through God for Israel.  In humility and honesty they could appraise and approve the virtues of each other and not be envious. He was not afraid to express his great appreciation and affection – v4.

Maybe there is someone that the Lord wants you to form a close liaison with, someone that you can find pleasure and profit with. Our meeting with others can be so providential that mutual gain can arise in the rich union of spirits. It happened with Elijah and Elisha, Peter and John and others. Two are better than one and can be a real helpmeet to each other especially in seasons of conflict. If you have not such a close bond with someone, why not ask the Lord to send a person across your pathway so that your life and ministry can be blessed and so that you can have an unselfish interest and input into such an individual.

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