welcome to this christian website

Oct 29th – 2016

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Rev. E. Anderson

WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

A DAILY MESSAGE

A current and prevailing danger in life is to leave undone the things that ought to be done. Minor factors appear at times to take precedent over the major, and so unfulfilled and vital tasks lay strewn across our pathway which we have left behind. There is urgent need to take stock of what you are involved with and assess all for its worth and contribution to real living. Remember the old saying which is so true: “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you should do today”. In other words, ‘Don’t procrastinate”. And it also has been said that ‘Procrastination is the thief of time’’. Be aware of that which is primary and important and attend to such with all diligence and industry so you will reap bountifully and much more fulfilment and blessing will be yours. Some things are not worthy of your attention whilst other factors require close commitment. Loving and serving God and people are to be a major concern and as you give yourself to such you will be greatly rewarded now and in the eternal future.

SACRED SONGS

Great is Thy Faithfulness

This beautiful song as it has been sung by the saints has ministered a great deal of assurance of confidence in and toward God. As they have reflected on their lives and His gracious dealings with them they can do no other but magnify Him because of His consistent love and favour. In crisis and extreme He has been there to manifest his care and generosity. Faith has not been wasted as it has yield untold blessing of His presence and providences. Here are the words to meditate on and sing with real fervour.

Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father; there is no shadow of turning with thee;
thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not; as thou hast been thou forever will be.
Refrain:
Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness! Morning by morning new mercies I see;
all I have needed thy hand hath provided; great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest, sun, moon and stars in their courses above
join with all nature in manifold witness to thy great faithfulness, mercy and love. Refrain

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth thy own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow, blessings all mine, with ten thousand besides.

Thomas O. Chisholm wrote the poem in 1923 about God’s faithfulness over his lifetime. Chisholm sent the song to William Runyan in Kansas, who was affiliated with both the Moody Bible Institute and Hope Publishing Company. Runyan set the poem to music, and it was published that same year by Hope Publishing Company and became popular among church groups.[1] The Biblical lyrics reference Lamentations 3:22-23.[2] The song was exposed to wide audiences after becoming popular with Dr. William Henry Houghton of the Moody Bible Institute and Billy Graham, who used the song frequently on his international crusades.[3] Since the middle 20th century, this hymn has been the university hymn of Cairn University which was formerly Philadelphia Biblical University and prior to that Philadelphia College of Bible, founded in 1913.

QUOTES TO NOTE – Best

The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them-  Ernest Hemingway

DAILY MEDITATIONS

TRADITION OR TRUTH – Matthew 15: 1-20

All have to come to the place where they distinguish and know the difference between tradition and truth. Unfortunately the Pharisees appeared to be loaded down with traditions and did not hold a wholesome and healthy respect for God’s Word, the standard and directive of truth. Again and again Christ was in conflict with them and sought to show them how wrong they were. They had observed the disciples eating with unwashed hands and so regarded this as sin. Not so said Christ, and it was not because He was advocating uncleanness in any way. Their hands may well have not been dirty and all the Pharisees were interested in was the ceremonial aspect of cleansing.

Christ revealed that the supreme thing was in knowing and being obedient to God’s Word. He made manifest an instance where there was a blatant disregard by the Pharisees in negating it by tradition with respect to God’s command in the respect to parents – vv3-6.  They had got it all wrong and as a result they were not true believers and worshippers of God. Their religion was outward show with no inward heart content that God approved of.

You must always ascertain that which God and men require. The best and only way to truly do this is to find out what the Scriptures have to say and mean. As you live in the Bible and the Bible is outworked in your life by faith and practice you will stand accepted of the Lord. Truth will regulate and make known what is merely traditional and so be should be treated as such.

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