welcome to this christian website

Nov 25th – 2016

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Rev. E. Anderson

WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

DAILY MESSAGE

If you lack knowledge and understanding in your present circumstances, be reminded of the assurance given in the Scriptures. God’s Word to you is: “If any man lack wisdom let him ask of God, who giveth to all men liberally”. There is no need to be unduly worried about the LORD because He knows all there is to know about everyone and everything from the eternal past, the present and future. Nothing baffles Him and He has the absolute ability to answer perfectly. Seeing He cares for you beyond measure, He will be your Counsellor and Instructor today, affording the answers you require amidst your dilemmas and difficulties. It is opportune for you to prove how much He loves you and to enjoy Him working out things for your good. Remember the promise: “No good thing will He withhold from Him that walks uprightly”.

SACRED SONGS

This choice and inspiring song has been an inspiration and blessing to countless thousands over the years. When in situations of great difficulty and grief they have derived wonderful strength from above as the truth of the words have become rooted in their being. May be today you need to quote and sing the words and draw again from the fountain of truth and faith.

Leaning on the Everlasting Arms is a hymn published in 1887 with music by Anthony J. Showalter and lyrics by Showalter and Elisha Hoffman.

Showalter said that he received letters from two of his former pupils saying that their wives had died. When writing letters of consolation, Showalter was inspired by the phrase in the Book of Deuteronomy 33:27 “The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms”.

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association’s publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including”Leaning on the everlasting arms” (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns.

Leaning on the Everlasting Arms



Showalter said that he received letters from two of his former pupils saying that their wives had died. When writing letters of consolation, Showalter was inspired by the phrase in the Book of Deuteronomy 33:27 “The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms”.

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association’s publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including”Leaning on the everlasting arms” (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns.

Leaning on the Everlasting Arms

1/.  What a fellowship, what a joy divine,  leaning on the everlasting arms;
What a blessedness, what a peace is mine,  leaning on the everlasting arms.

Refrain:
Leaning, leaning,  safe and secure from all alarms;
leaning, leaning,  leaning on the everlasting arms.

2/. O how sweet to walk in this pilgrim way,  leaning on the everlasting arms;
O how bright the path grows from day to day,  leaning on the everlasting arms. [Refrain]

3/. What have I to dread, what have I to fear,  leaning on the everlasting arms?
I have blessed peace with my Lord so near,  leaning on the everlasting arms. [Refrain]

QUOTES TO NOTE – THANKFUL

Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.

DAILY MEDITATIONS

A SELL OUT – Matthew 26: 14-29

The wicked deed of Judas Iscariot will go down as the biggest sell-out of all time. He was responsible for making the worst bargain any individual could make. There was objection to the anointing of Christ in his spirit because he was more concerned about the lost revenue involved. Being the treasurer, he took the opportunity of pilfering from the kitty. However, He was prepared to sell his Lord and Master, his best Friend, for 30 pieces of silver! Money had so enamoured and laid hold of him that he had lost all true perspective and value. No one would have thought that he would have committed such an atrocious thing, but it happened. It was an awful sell-out!

From the account we note that he did it in a deceitful manner. Privately he went to do a deal with the chief priests and they agreed the price. The Lord made known to him that He was fully aware of what had transpired. In the Passover Meal Jesus revealed how much He loved him by giving him the sop, the dainty morsel. In no way did it create any remorse or repentance because he had become hardened in his being and desire. One would have thought that he would have had second thoughts and altered course, but he didn’t.

It is essential to keep a true set of values in Christian life. The devil seeks to tempt and draw aside by offering things that ultimately are a sell-out on Christ and the things of God. Some lucrative appointment or means of making money that is questionable is offered to the sacrificing of the best. Be alert and avoid falling for the bait. Christ is to be your most cherished possession for He holds your future now and eternally in His hands. He has given all for you: give all to Him.

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