welcome to this christian website

Nov 3rd -2016

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Rev. E. Anderson

WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

DAILY MESSAGE

In no way or at any time will the LORD impose Himself or His ways upon you in this life? In giving you freedom of choice, it is up to you to decide whether you are going to seek, know, love, believe and obey Him within your life. He is not in the coercion business. It is important to possess the sense that leads you to understand that He really is the real cause and reason for living and until you find Him you will in the dark and not live and produce a positive life that will yield the highest and the best. How necessary it is to humble yourself before Him and ask Him to make Himself known and His plan for you being and living! Today He gives an extended opportunity to reach out to Him with all your heart and the assurance is from the Bible is, He will make Himself known and become the great beneficiary of your life now besides preparing for your eternity.

SACRED SONGS

Onward Christian Soldiers

This was a hymn that became familiar in our school days, sung at out morning assemblies. Since become a Christian one has really discovered that there is a real fight on in the world which to many is not seen. It is the battle between god and satan, good and evil, right and wrong and how important it is to be on the right side. God is sure to win so to side with God is wisdom indeed and yields the greatest results.

Onward, Christian Soldiers” is a 19th-century English hymn. The words were written by Sabine Baring-Gould in 1865, and the music was composed by Arthur Sullivan in 1871. Sullivan named the tune “St. Gertrude,” after the wife of his friend Ernest Clay Ker Seymer, at whose country home he composed the tune.[1][2] The Salvation Army adopted the hymn as its favoured processional.[3] The piece became Sullivan’s most popular hymn.[1] The hymn’s theme is taken from references in the New Testament to the Christian being a soldier for Christ, for example II Timothy 2:3 (KJV): “Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.”

When Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt met in August 1941 on the battleship HMS Prince of Wales to agree the Atlantic Charter, a church service was held for which Prime Minister Churchill chose the hymns. He chose “Onward, Christian Soldiers” and afterwards made a radio broadcast explaining this choice:

We sang “Onward, Christian Soldiers” indeed, and I felt that this was no vain presumption, but that we had the right to feel that we serving a cause for the sake of which a trumpet has sounded from on high. When I looked upon that densely packed congregation of fighting men of the same language, of the same faith, of the same fundamental laws, of the same ideals … it swept across me that here was the only hope, but also the sure hope, of saving the world from measureless degradation.

Onward Christian soldiers  Marching as to war, With the cross of Jesus Going on before.
Christ, the royal Master, Leads against the foe; Forward into battle,  See, His banners go

Onward, Christian soldiers!  Marching as to war, With the cross of Jesus, Going on before.

At the name of Jesus  Satan’s host doth flee; On then, Christian soldiers,  On to victory!
Hell’s foundations quiver  At the shout of praise: Brothers, lift your voices, Loud your anthems raise

Like a mighty army Moves the Church of God: Brothers, we are treading  Where the saints have trod;
We are not divided, All one Body we— One in faith and Spirit,  One eternally

Crowns and thrones may perish, Kingdoms rise and wane; But the Church of Jesus Constant will remain.
Gates of hell can never ’Gainst the Church prevail; We have Christ’s own promise, Which can never fail.

Onward, then, ye people! Join our happy throng; Blend with ours your voices  In the triumph song.
Glory, laud and honour Unto Christ, the King; This through countless ages   Men and angels sing.

QUOTES TO NOTE – INSPIRATION

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart –  Helen Keller

DAILY MEDITATIONS

VITAL KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING – Matthew 16

How essential it was that the disciples around Christ truly understood the meaning of what He had to say when He taught them! His opponents really didn’t want to know and ever sought to twist His words in order to trap and demean Him. He wanted them to grasp what he had to pass on so that they would be properly informed and be in a position of faith and knowledge with regard to Himself and what was due to take place. This certainly was so with regard to His person and work. They must become sure about His identity and mission.

He spoke plainly about His coming death in Jerusalem and of His resurrection from the dead – v21. They were not to be surprised when it took place because this was the plan and purpose of His mission as the Messiah. Unfortunately His disciples were not in accord with this because they had other ideas and expectations relating to grandeur, glory and manifestation of an immediate earthly kingdom. The Cross was a divine imperative to be negotiated by Him so that He would become the Saviour of the world and not just the Messiah of Israel. It was only later that they grasped the significance of these words spoken here.

Christians can be very slow to learn of and from Christ! He does not want you lacking in understanding but desires that your knowledge of Him and His ways increase so that you may live in assurance and obedience. Ask the Holy Spirit to make the truths and teaching of Christ continually plain to your mind and heart. He has much to impart in the way of real knowledge and understanding now to you.

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