welcome to this christian website

Jan 14th – 2017

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Rev. E. Anderson

WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Thought for the Day follows an instructive theme for everyday of the Week. We now turn our thoughts to another important factor if there is to be positive dealing with God. It is ‘communion’. This is a crucial factor if there is to be fruitful and worthwhile relation with God. Nothing of any worth will be known or accomplished without a vibrant and close accord with Him.

Communion – Fellowship with the Saints – Acts 2: 41-47; Hebrews 10: 23-25

Christ me it very clear what would happen when saints gathered together to meet with HIM. He gave a sacred promise: “He would be present, in the midst” Matthew 18:20. And he always keeps His word. This was the immediate action of the infant New Testament Church – Acts 2; 41,42. They felt it imperative to gather every day to enjoy each others company and to built up in their initial faith. Tremendous things occurred because they were excited at the prospect of what would take place in so many ways.

The command is given in Hebrews 10:25 not to forget this sacred ordinance. Satan, above all, would seek to prevent this wholesome habit and saints need to be aware of it. If he can hinder you from this sacred devotion he knows he is on a winner. Do not give him any advantage whatsoever. He will tempt by offering other things to replace that look attractive an inviting, but know they are a very poor substitutes to fellowshipping with saints an the Lord. As you congregate, the Lord would inspire and renew with vision of Himself and make known he intends to open up your life and ministry in a greater manner. Even when you are being tried, meeting with Him and the saints gives the opportunity to be renewed and to move on better for the experience.

Seek to set a good example and tone to other Christian believers by your regular present in the immediate future. Contribute where and when you can in the gathering in so many ways so that the contents are rich and where Christ is known and enjoyed. You can make a difference by encouraging others to attend and encourage those who lead and participate in any way. Be sure of this, Christ will make sure you will not miss out!

SACRED SONGS

Will Your Anchor Hold?

In a world that appears to be fast falling apart on all fronts, how vital it is to have a true anchor to lay hold to keep one steady and hopeful. That is where Christ fits in so admirable an effectually. One can discover a refuge and strength in Him because He never fell apart although severely tested. He won through and when He returns to rule all those who have fixed their faith in Him will not be disappointed. Make sure you have made your contact with Him and become consolidated in and by him.

Author: Owens, Priscilla Jane, was born July 21, 1829, of Scotch and Welsh descent, and is now (1906) resident at Baltimore, where she was engaged in public-school work. For 50 years Miss Owen had interested herself in Sunday-school work, and most of her hymns were written for children’s services. 

1/.  Will your anchor hold in the storms of life, when the clouds unfold their wings of strife?
When the strong tides lift, and the cables strain, will your anchor drift, or firm remain?
[Refrain:]

We have an anchor that keeps the soul steadfast and sure while the billows roll;
Fastened to the Rock which cannot move, grounded firm and deep in the Saviour’s love!

2/.  Will your anchor hold in the straits of fear, when the breakers roar and the reef is near?
While the surges rave, and the wild winds blow, shall the angry waves then your bark o’erflow? [Refrain]

3/.  Will your anchor hold in the floods of death, when the waters cold chill your latest breath?
On the rising tide you can never fail, while your anchor holds within the veil. [Refrain]

4/ Will your eyes behold through the morning light the city of gold and the harbour bright?
Will you anchor safe by the heavenly shore, when life’s storms are past for evermore? [Refrain]

QUOTES TO NOTE – marriage

Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave –  Martin Luther

DAILY MEDITATIONS

A BAD EXAMPLE – 2 Kings 16

There was certainly nothing good to record about this king of Judah, Ahaz. Right from start to finish he virtually ignored the Lord and reveals that he had no intentions of abiding by His laws and ways. It seems that he copied the kings of the northern kingdom in introducing idolatrous worship, which was an offence to the Lord. One would have thought that he would have gone down the same track of his grandfather and father. However, he was determined to do his own thing.

It was not a profitable course of action because he was invaded both by Syria and Israel and suffered loss. This should have taught him a salutary lesson. Even so he called on the assistance of the king of Assyria to help out and he had to pay for it. He wanted to do his own thing again by introducing a new altar to the Temple and removing the other from its true place. He was bent on carrying out his own idea irrespective of the Lord’s revealed will. As the monarch he proved to be a spiritual liability to his people and one that failed his task and duty. He had a great opportunity of making the kingdom great for God but missed it completely.

Everyone leaves a record behind either for good or bad. There is no possibility of being able to amend this man’s record. It remains as history and has to be accounted for in the final Day of Judgment. How essential it is that all make sure that they honour the Lord. One of the ways of doing this is by adopting godly principles of faith and conduct. No one will be permitted to have a re-run of life to amend the errors and failures so it is imperative to have things right first time before God. Make sure that what you believe and do meet with God’s approval so you will leave a good example for others to emulate.

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