welcome to our christian website

ernest (2)July 18th – 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 2:11

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

DISASSOCIATION – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“When the wicked prosper, good men go away; when the wicked meet disaster; good men return”.

Read: Proverbs 28:27-28

There come times in each person’s life when they have to choose the people they intend to be associated with. The reality is that we are judged by the company we keep. So, if we are to maintain our own personal integrity, there will be occasions when the only course left open to us is to walk away. However, there is something to be said for hanging in with some associations, especially if there is some prospect of your influence being effective.

Whenever we walk away from anything it has to be for the right reason and not just because we are looking for a way of escape. Who knows? You may be the only force for good in your present circumstances and only you and God knows whether that is the case or not. All the same, having taken all the various factors into consideration, there are definitely times when it is absolutely right for you to walk away.

When it comes to blatant evil and wickedness there is no way that God would expect you to continue an association in the hopes that circumstances might improve one day. Why, He even counsels us to walk away from those who have a form of godliness but deny the power thereof. (2 Timothy 3:5)

When disassociation is the only option don’t hesitate, just do it!

QUOTES TO NOTE – Helen Keller

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

TRUST IN TRIAL – Psalm 22

From the words written in this psalm it is apparent that the person is going through an experience of intense difficulty, trial and pain. It commences on the note that he feels God-forsaken and that no attention is seemingly taken by God with regard to his sincere, heart-felt cry. Everything is set against and nobody is really interested in his suffering condition, in fact, a lot of abuse is turned in his direction. From the words written and quoted by Christ on the Cross it is evident that it is a prophetic, Messianic psalm relating to Him and His sufferings.

From the expressions used it is possible to discern that in spite of the problems and the pain experienced, there is a deep underlying and under-pinning trust. There is the continuance of prayer even though it is not seemingly taken note of and responded to. In the midst of the awful weakness, weariness and woe, there is still reliance upon God for intervention. Trust prevails in the trial. There is no giving in to the conditions or circumstances.

Trials of a varied nature and order will fall across our pathway that will test us thoroughly. We will be taken to points of extremity where faith and hope will be thoroughly put through the mill. It is inevitable that we shall be called to face tough moments of opposition and weakness, but the One that sustained the psalmist and the Lord on the Cross will be our strength and stay and trust will triumph. God will give you the capacity to win through.

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