welcome to this christian website

Feb 8th – 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. The word is ‘life’, a spiritual reality to be entered into if one is to know God to live a true life and extract the best from life

LIFE – THE GIFT OF ETERNAL LIFE – 1 John  5; 11,12

One cannot think an write about life without considering the factor, ‘eternal life’. This is what the gospel of Jesus Christ offers to those who believe on an receive Christ into their hearts an lives. Choice words from John the apostle: “And this is the record, that God had given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He that hath the Son hath life, an he that hath not the Son of God hath not life” -1 John 5: 11,12

What is meant by eternal life? Something more is intended than everlasting life, a life that goes no endlessly. It is not simply a case of existing forever and it has to do with the here an now life. Truly and really put, it means possessing, knowing and enjoying the luxury qualitative and quantitative life of God in this present world situation. It is receiving the very life of Go through Jesus Christ with all of its hallmarks of heavenly advantage an blessing. This is no second-rate stuff but the best that can be known and experienced.

The ‘eternal life’ was exemplified by no other than Jesus Christ. If ever a person was switched on to life it was Him. He was in dynamic touch with heaven and earth and was able to impact and influence all who He came across with life. He met death with life, disease and bodily affliction with life, hungry people He satisfied with the bread of life, etc. Ultimately He met death with life. The life of God and eternity flowed through Him. As you permit Him as sovereign in you so you will be switched on to the life of the eternal. And there is no substitute for such!

SACRED SONGS

The Song of the Soul Set Free 

This is a wonderful hymn written by Rev Os. Smith, great pastor/evangelist of Toronto church, Canada.

Freedom is what every man and woman require in every section of their lives. It is no0t freedom to do what they like but freedom to what is right, best an most rewarding. Unfortunately, mankind is born with cursed nature and law of sin within his being which causes him to do evil. Only Christ can loose and liberate from such. He does it in a two-fold way. First, by dying an atoning death for sin, so dealing with the guilt factor and giving freedom from judgment. Second, through His incoming into life by His resurrection power He breaks the rule of sin and enables a person to act and behave in a most righteous manner. As the Bible says: ‘Whom the Son sets free, is free indeed’ – John 8:32

  1. Fairest of ten thousand is Jesus Christ, my Saviour,The Lily of the Valley, The Bright and Morning Star.
    He is all my glory, and in this heart of mine  Forevermore I’m singing a song of love divine.Refrain
    ‘Tis the song of the soul set free, And its melody is ringing.
    ‘Tis the song of the soul set free; Joy and peace to me it’s bringing.
    ‘Tis the song of the soul set free; And my heart is ever singing,
    Hallelujah! Hallelujah! The song of the soul set free!

    2/. Once my heart was burdened, but now I am forgiven, And with a song of gladness, I’m on my way to heav’n.
    Christ is my Redeemer; my Song of Songs is He. My Saviour, Lord, and Master–to Him my praise shall be – Refrain

    3/. When He came to save me, He set the joy-bells ringing,  And now I’m ever singing, For Christ has ransomed me. Once I lived in darkness; the light I could not see.
    But now I sing His praises, for He was set me free – refrain

    4/. Angels cannot sing it–this song of joy and freedom,  For mortals only know it, the ransomed and the free.
    Slaves were they in bondage and deepest misery; But now they sing triumphant their songs of liberty – refrain

QUOTES TO NOTE – love

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence – Erich Fromm

DAILY MEDITATIONS

A NOBLE PRAYER – Psalm 71

Prayer was a constant feature throughout the whole of David’s life. In his later years he is found asking God for some desirable things. Now that he is reaching the latter part of his days he seeks God and particularly asks that the Lord will not set him aside or abandon him in any way. He knows that the thought and attitude of men can be to discard the older generation but he looks to the Lord that He will still befriend and bless him. Although he is old, grey and weakening, he wants the Lord to be a present factor and feature in his life and witness.

The thing that he does desire is to leave a noble legacy of testimony to God’s goodness to the up and coming generation – v18. He has a job to do for the Lord at this late time in life; it is to acquaint those who are to succeed him concerning the needful knowledge and experience of the Lord in their affairs. He had known so much of His miraculous workings that they must be passed on so that they could come to know the Lord in a meaningful manner.

Time hastens on for all and it is important to discover the relevance and worth of the Lord in all periods of existence. If you are older, then it is necessary for you to communicate with those around who are younger about God’s gracious and multiple dealings with you. Share out of the richness of your past the input the Lord has made in your life. If you are among the younger, make sure, at the earliest possible moment that you discover Him who is worth knowing from start to finish here on earth. You could have no one better than He sharing Himself with you.

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