Nov 24th – 2016

 ernest kitchen

Rev. E. Anderson



This is a new and fresh day for you to enter into and enjoy to the full. The One whom you love, believe in and serve is always fresh and desirous of doing fresh things in and with you so that your life and character is constantly being refreshed and renewed by Him. He has fresh words to impart and inspire you with, fresh people that you are to meet and bring freshness into their lives, fresh problems to solve through His grace and wisdom, fresh blessings to enjoy that have never been your lot before and so many other new things that will enrich your life. So don’t get bogged down in your past but move into today and throughout with a new high in and through Him. This day is different and is going to be different! Agree with Jeremiah who said I n Lamentations: “New every morning are your mercies; great in Your faithfulness”.


This is one of the best known, loved and true hymns ever sung and is still relevant. It expresses the absolute and basic need for man to saved and delivered from his sin. It points to the only way possible that has been provided by God through His Son Jesus Christ, by His life, death and resurrection and present intercessory work in heaven. The only way that a person can have a relationship with God on earth and finally a place in heaven is through Christ and what He has done. Hallelujah! What a saviour and what a salvation!

Miss Charlotte Elliott was visiting some friends in the West End of London, and there met the eminent minister, Cesar Malan. While seated at supper, the minister said he hoped that she was a Christian. She took offence at this, and replied that she would rather not discuss that question. Dr. Malan said that he was sorry if had offended her, that he always liked to speak a word for his Master, and that he hoped that the young lady would some day become a worker for Christ. When they met again at the home of a mutual friend, three weeks later, Miss Elliott told the minister that ever since he had spoken to her she had been trying to find her Saviour, and that she now wished him to tell her how to come to Christ. Just come to him as you are, Dr. Malan said. This she did, and went away rejoicing. Shortly afterward she wrote this hymn.

About these words, her brother said: In the course of a long ministry, I hope I have been permitted to see some of the fruit of my labor, but I feel that far more has been done by a single hymn of my sister’s.

Evangelist Billy Graham said he was saved in 1934 in a revival meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, led by Mordecai Ham, after hearing Just As I Am. This became an altar call song in the Billy Graham Crusades in the latter half of the 20th Century. Graham also used it in the title of his 1997 book, Just As I Am: The Autobiography of Billy Graham.

Just as I Am without One Plea

Just as I am—without one plea, But that Thy blood was shed for me,
And that Thou bidst me come to Thee—O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am—and waiting not To rid my soul of one dark blot,
To Thee whose blood can cleanse each spot—O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am—though tossed about With many a conflict, many a doubt,
Fightings and fears within, without— O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am—poor, wretched, blind; Sight, riches, healing of the mind,
Yea, all I need in Thee to find—O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am—Thou wilt receive, Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;
Because Thy promise I believe—O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am—Thy love unknown Hath broken every barrier down;
Now, to be Thine, yea, Thine alone—O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am—of that free love The breadth, length, depth, and height to prove,
Here for a season, then above—O Lamb of God, I come, I come!.


If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough. Meister Eckhart


A MEMORABLE DEED – Matthew 26: 1-14

Little did the woman think that as she set out to express her great appreciation for her Lord that she would do something that would create such a stir and become a lasting memorial! Her uppermost thought and desire was to express her loving gratitude to the One who had done and meant so much for and to her. Christ had It was regrettable that the disciples, especially Judas, should criticize and condemn her in such a manner. But Christ saw beyond what they saw and justified her deed. Behind it all was the prompting of God that moved her because she was doing something prophetically. She was anointing Christ before His death and not afterwards. She was demonstrating her thoughts and feelings whilst she had opportunity. No doubt, later, she was glad that she had not postponed it for another occasion.

It is good to be able to manifest in a magnificent way your love and appreciation of Christ. Why not ask Him how you can, in a unique and generous manner, express your faith and affection in some noble deed. Barnabas did it by selling a plot of land and giving the proceeds to relieve the needs of others. Dorcas spent her life in making garments to clothe the needy. The Lord can reveal to you how you can glorify Him by some generous gesture that will leave an abiding testimony to Him and ultimately be justified by Him. Do what the Lord prompts you to do today.









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