welcome to this christian website

Nov 22nd – 2016

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Rev. E. Anderson



Note that the Lord is able to place a wall of protection around you, so securing you from all attacks of evil factors that would destroy. He has placed a divine preservation order on you so that no one and nothing can assail that would do you harm. Contemplate Psalm 121, as you do so, there will be awareness imparted assuring that the Lord is your Keeper and He will preserve you from all evil. And He keeps His Word! He who was well able to oversee Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Job, David, Esther and Joseph and Mary in their day is still around. He has not lost any of His sovereign ability. You, too, can have testimony to His choice goodness in this and be able to trace His covering hand at all times in all your comings and goings.


Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow – Melody Beattie


Wonderful Birth to a Manger He Came

You will once more be very soon celebrating the advent of Jesus Christ as your Saviour and Lord. It has ever been a meaningful time and experience for you. It isa season that has special emphasis because it announces one of the epoch moments of human history, God the Son given up His divine form to take hold of a human body and manifest real humanity in a perfect manner. He vacated a throne for a woman’s womb and manger. These verses give full expression to this fact and tells the story and end result of His coming.

Alfred Henry Ackley was born 21 January 1887 in Spring Hill, Pennsylvania. He was the youngest son of Stanley Frank Ackley and the younger brother of B. D. Ackley. His father taught him music and he also studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary in Maryland and was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1914. He served churches in Pennsylvania and California. He also worked with the Billy Sunday and Homer Rodeheaver evangelist team and for Homer Rodeheaver’s publishing company. He wrote around 1500 hymns. He died 3 July 1960 in Los Angeles.

According to Hymntime.com “Ackley received musical training from his father in New York City and at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and became a great cello player.  For a few years he worked with evangelist Billy Sunday, and also served as assistant pastor of Shadyside Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, PA. He wrote some 1,500 religious and secular songs.  John Brown University (Arkansas) awarded him an honorary Doctor of Sacred Music degree.

Wonderful birth, to a manger he came, Made in the likeness of man, to proclaim  God’s boundless love for a world sick with sin, Pleading for sinners to let him come in.


Wonderful name he bears, Wonderful crown he wears, Wonderful blessings his triumphs afford; Wonderful Calvary, Wonderful grace for me, Wonderful love of my wonderful Lord.

Wonderful life, full of service so free, Friend to the poor and the needy was he; Unfailing goodness on all he bestowed, Undying faith in the vilest he showed – refrain

Wonderful death, for it meant not defeat, Calvary made his great mission complete, Wrought our redemption, and when he arose, Banished for ever the last of our foes – refrain

Wonderful hope, he is coming again, Coming as king o’er the nations to reign; Glorious promise, his word cannot fail, His righteous kingdom at last must prevail! – refrain


Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow – Melody Beattie


A WISE PROCEDURE – Matthew 25: 1-13

The issue of His return to earth again is so important that Christ has further lessons and illustrations to drive home the message. The point is really made that no one actually knows the date or hour of the event – v13.  The occasion is divinely certain; the uncertainty only exists from man’s standpoint. He is ignorant of the definite time in the schedule of God. Nothing could be surer in the planning of God. What is essential is that there should be vigilance to the signs of the times and an alertness that is exhibited in total readiness.

The telling of the story of the ten bridesmaids was used by Christ to emphasize the need to be wholly ready for the coming of the Bridegroom. The contrast between the five wise and foolish bridesmaids is noted in their state of preparation. The five foolish were not ready for the long wait and had inadequacy of oil and so were found wanting on the Bridegroom’s arrival. They were left with their regrets and remorse over their stupidity. It could have been so different!

Behind this is a most potent message: do not leave things to chance and vain hope on the crucial happening of all time. There is the need for you to be wide-awake and watchful so that this tremendous phenomenon does not find you sleeping and off guard. You will not receive a telegram or on Email to tell you it is to take place tomorrow. Let vigilance characterize your faith and behaviour so that you will not be embarrassed when your Lord returns. Be wise and sensible at this crucial hour!








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  1. November 22, 2016 at 8:04 am

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