welcome to this christian website

ernest kitchen July 28th – 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

“In the day of my trouble I will call on you, for you will answer me” – Psalm 86: 7

Jesus told us that in the world, we would have trouble. He went on to encourage us that we could be cheerful because He had overcome the world. In this Psalm, David is calling out to God to help him. David is aware of the many promises that God made to Israel and was confident that when trouble came, God would answer him.

Sometimes I think that God is there for the really big problems, but He is leaving me to my own resources for the little problems that pop up in every day life. I believe that God is ready, willing and able to help me in whatever problems I face today. Big or small. He promised to be a Father to me (2 Corinthians 6:18) and fathers are there for their children all the time.

Whatever trouble you might face today, be encouraged in knowing that when problems do arise, you can call out to your Heavenly Father and He will answer you.

WISDOM THAT WORKS

STANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“Pride ends in a fail, while humility brings honour”.

Read: Proverbs 29:23

Pride is the arrogant assertion or claim to an honour or achievement which only recognizes oneself as the source and originator of such achievement. Pride has a certain smugness and cockiness. It is a lustful craving for acknowledgement and recognition. Pride and humility are difficult to explain in absolute terms because there is a rightful place and time to have a sense of personal pride. For example when you know you have done a really good job for somebody, you have a wonderful feeling of satisfaction — even pride – in its accomplishment. The same goes for humility. When we are honoured by others we rightly feel gratified that someone has recognized our efforts even though we made the effort without any thought of being honoured or recognized for it.

As with pride and humility, taken beyond their legitimate boundaries, they both appear obnoxious. Pride, for it’s smelly arrogance and humility for it‘s fawning reticence — false humility. The bottom line is that we have all of us gained our knowledge, expertise or ability from the myriad of people who have had their influence and input into our lives.

Like the words of our title, which are engraved around the edge of every two pound coin in the UK, we are all in one way or another, “Standing on the shoulders of giants”. And it is good to recognize that fact.

QUOTES TO NOTE – Jim Elliot

The sound of ‘gentle stillness’ after all the thunder and wind have passed will the ultimate Word from God

DAILY MEDITATIONS

WATCH YOUR WORDS – Psalm 39

The tongue is quite a powerful and useful organ of the body. It is used for tasting and eating and for the communication of thoughts and ideas by the employment of words. It serves a tremendous role in life and is to be carefully watched and attended to. The psalmist deliberately takes a positive stance with regard to in v1. He said: “I said, I will take heed to my ways,  that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked are before me.” We might add, “and whilst in the presence of the righteous, too.” Proverbs 18: 21 states: “death and life are in the power of the tongue” and James 3 has a great deal to say about it.

It reveals that the tongue in its use of words and speech has the ability to be constructive and destructive and that is why it has to be safeguarded. The psalmist conveys the thought of putting a bridle and rein on it, like a person who is to ride a strong, energetic animal. A constant check has to be kept on it until it knows how to make the right responses for the safety of its rider. So the door of the mouth must be careful what it lets out so that it may render great good to those to whom it communicates words and messages.

The finest example for us to emulate is Christ. We read of Him that “gracious words proceeded from His lips.” Only the best and choicest words were employed by Him to bless His hearers and followers. He was in supreme charge of His lips and knew when to be quiet. To maintain diligence here ensures the blessedness of life for speaker and hearer alike. Watch your words today so that all you speak will be profitable and pleasurable! You need to take up a deliberate position on the matter. You can be the means of bringing great inspiration and uplift as you speak choice messages into the lives of others.

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2 Comments

  1. mark butterworth said,

    July 28, 2016 at 7:45 am

    Dear Pastor Anderson. Greetings from Mark Butterworth in Australia. I dont know if you remember me or not but I have never forgotten you as our beloved pastor at Carmel church Denton in the 60s and early 70s. I was only 14 when you left for Doncaster but you have always been in my heart since then. I have read some of your writings and feel straight away blessed by them. I hope you are keeping well and continuing to be blessed in your life. God bless you and keep you. Mark

    • September 24, 2016 at 8:02 pm

      I have just come across your note on my website. I do remember you and your family from my days in Denton. Trust you are well and being blessed. We are doing okay, my wife is 82 and I am 84 and still being busy for the Lord when and where can. Would love to hear how things are going with you. Pastor Anderson


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