welcome to this christian website

ernest kitchenJuly 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 135,000 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 both he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified are all from one, for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brothers” – Hebrews 2:14

My brother is 3 1/2 years older than me. When we were growing up, he blazed the trail ahead of me in most everything in life… School, our parents, work, friends, even girls. Though we did go through many of the things that other siblings go through, my brother was always there to help guide me through life.

Throughout my school years, it was comforting to know that my big brother was always there to protect me from bullies and to help me transition from one grade to another. It is really great having a big brother!

In Romans 8, the Bible says that Jesus is the first born among many brothers and sisters (Romans 8:29). In today’s promise, the writer of Hebrews is telling us that Jesus Christ, the only begotten of the Father, is not ashamed to call us His family. What an amazing truth! Jesus Christ, the King of kings and the Lord of lords, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah… is our big brother!

He has gone before us in every way. The Bible says that He suffered every temptation common to man yet without sin. He is a faithful High Priest who understands all of our struggles. He took upon Himself our sin and He has shared His vast inheritance with us. …And He is not ashamed to be called our big brother!

My encouragement today is to take some time to reflect on the fact that God’s eternal plan was to bring you into His everlasting family so that He could be your Father and Jesus could be your big brother. What an amazing salvation we have in the Triune God… Father, Son & Holy Spirit! Hallelujah!

WISDOM THAT WORKS

ADMITTING YOUR MISTAKES – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“When the godly are successful, everyone is glad. When the wickedsucceed, everyone is sad. A man who refuses to admit his mistakes can never be successful. But if he confesses and forsakes them, he gets anotherchance”.

Read: Proverbs 28:12-13

Having made so many mistakes in my own lifetime I am always glad to quote the saying that gives me great comfort. Here it is, “The man who never made a mistake never made anything”.

The truth is, that most of the skills we acquire from babyhood onwards is by trial and error. Probably more by trial than error! Our learning curve is so steep between our arrival on the earth and our first birthday. We have learned to do so much in this short space of time but not without an abundance of falling down and getting up again. Our problems begin in later life when either through pride or embarrassment we become more and more reluctant to admit when we have made a blunder. People wrongly imagine that if you don’t get it right first time you are some kind of dumb-bell. Admitting your mistakes is the first step to getting things right for the future and failure to do so will leave you in a state of useless denial. Owning up

reality is not always easy for the unregenerate nature to acknowledge shortcomings. Even when we are enlightened by God, it can be difficult to own up to the truth about ourselves.

To qualify for another chance to succeed, open confession is the best policy. We live and learn — some folk only live!

QUOTES TO NOTEAlbert Schweitzer

Let me give you a definition of ethics: It is good to maintain and further life it is bad to damage and destroy life. Albert Schweitzer

DAILY MEDITATIONS

OUR MAJESTIC LORD! – Psalm 8

The psalmist is in a worshipful mind and mode of action and words. In his earliest days, he spent much time in contemplation and meditation, especially musing upon the Lord and His works and ways. The upshot of it, he could not help but think and feel well towards the Lord and so worship and praise broke spontaneously forth. Here he is penning his thoughts and expressions, commencing and ending on the same theme and note – “0 LORD our Lord, How excellent is your Name in all the earth.”

He is profoundly inspired by two great factors: the glory of the heavens and the knowledge that the Lord moves in on man to seek fellowship with him. Who is not impressed as one views the sky above both day and night? The cloud and star formations are a wonder to see and all exist because of His handiwork. But He condescends to spend time in seeking out communion with man! David found it on those Judean hills centuries ago and was thrilled with the relationship. This majestic LORD has made man the lord of his creation and with and through him would rule.

Let us spend time today reflecting on the Lord and His glorious creation and enter into a sweet accord with Him. Every day can be a day of worship and praise and an experience where we can enjoy His visitation to our lives. Creation may be beautiful and wonderful but it is only a manifestation of the Creator Himself who exceeds and excels all His extraordinary works.

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