welcome to this christian website

Dec 13th – 2016

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Rev. E. Anderson

WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

DAILY MESSAGE

Keep in mind and memory the thought of where the Lord met you and what He saved you from. Israel were not to forget they were once a nation of slaves in Egypt with seemingly no future but the Lord moved exceptionally on their behalf and freed them and gave them Canaan. So the same Lord met you and delivered you from your sins and sinful state and from Satan’s rule and you are freed and blessed. Free indeed! Instead of languishing and grieving in bondage, rejoice because you are no longer under such tyrannical rulers. Christ has liberated you in order that you may enter in and enjoy your new-found liberty to the full. Heed the words of Paul to early Christians in Galatia: “Stand fast in the liberty wherewith Christ has set you free and be not entangled again with the yoke ff bondage” – Gal 6:1

SACRED SONGS

Hark the herald Angels Sing

This is certainly a favourite for this Season of the Year when we remember the glorious advent of Jesus Christ, mankind’s true, eternal King. It is not left to the angels alone to herald the truth and fact, the whole Christian Church resounds with the song of the birth of the most wonderful child of history. What a birth! and What a Saviour-King!”

Hark the herald angels sing” Christmas Carol was written by Charles Wesley, brother of John Wesley founder of the Methodist church, in 1739. A sombre man, he requested slow and solemn music for his lyrics and thus “Hark the herald angels sing” was sung to a different tune initially.

Over a hundred years later Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) composed a cantata in 1840 to commemorate Johann Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press. English musician William H. Cummings adapted Mendelssohn’s music to fit the lyrics of “Hark the herald angels sing” already written by Wesley.

Hark! the herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King!”
Peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled
Joyful, all ye nations, rise, Join the triumph of the skies;
With th’ angelic host proclaim, “Christ is born in Bethlehem.”
Hark! the herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King!”

Christ, by highest heav’n adored: Christ, the everlasting Lord;
Late in time behold him come, Offspring of the favored one. Veil’d in flesh, the Godhead see;
Hail, the incarnate Deity: Pleased, as man, with men to dwell, Jesus, our Emmanuel!
Hark! the herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King!”

Hail! the heav’n born Prince of peace! Hail! the Son of Righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings, Risen with healing in his wings
Mild he lays his glory by, Born that man no more may die:
Born to raise the sons of earth, Born to give them second birth.
Hark! the herald angels sing,”Glory to the newborn King!”

QUOTES TO NOTE – CHRISTMAS

Christmas gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us – a time when we can look back on the year that has passed and prepare for the year ahead – David Cameron

DAILY MEDITATIONS

THE STILL SMALL VOICE – 1 Kings 19: 11-14

God’s man had been overtaken and overwhelmed by the voice and words of Jezebel the queen. It sent shivers down his spine and caused him to do a runner. Now it was time for him to discover in a personal and powerful way the voice of Him that ruled the universe, Jehovah’s. The background to it was going to be rather remarkable and would humble him profoundly. It would be an experience that would stay with him for the rest of his life.

As he stands on mount Horeb, God causes some tremendous things to occur that were truly shattering – vv11-12. There was first a mighty windstorm, then an earthquake and then a disclosure of a glowing fire. He immediately was moved by the sounds and sights and thought God was in them. It was a rude awakening to discover that God was not to be known in any of the phenomenon. At the end there was the manifestation of the still small voice. It indicated that God was unruffled by all that was happening and that He calmly controlled all. This was what His servant needed to understand and let control his life and work.

There are all kinds of people who have different measures that seek to promote unrest and havoc. Regrettably God’s people can be overcome by such and allow them to dictate life and proceedings. There is a need possibly, if you are in this state, to be pulled out of such by encountering the Lord and His voice. It affirms in Psalm 46: 10, for our admonition: “Be still, and know that I am God.” In that stillness you will find that He still rules and has the last word.

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