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The Hebrew word 'Bayith' can be translated in several ways but usually means 'house' or 'foundation'. Our ministry aims to be a welcoming house that helps to provide believers with foundational material to bless and encourage you.

  Dusty Peterson & Elizabeth McDonald
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wholesome stuff to strengthen you, encourage you, inspire you, and brighten your day...

The Psalmist said of the Scriptures:
"How sweet are Thy Words to my taste! Yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!" (Psalm 119:103)
"...More to be desired are they than gold, yes, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb,
Moreover by them is Thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward" (Psalm 19:10-11)


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Thoughts and Snippets  |  Please Pray For...


Simple Scriptural Truths about the Christian Faith
and the believer's walk with the Lord



A Gospel Summary
"God is Almighty.  He is sovereign over the Universe, and He never changes. He is the Creator of all things and the Judge of the whole world. He is unique, and said: 'I am God, and there is none like Me'..."

Gospel Insights
Simple Scriptural Truths about the Christian Faith and the believer's walk with the Lord.


Articles, Talks, and Teachings

Full of Grace and Truth
On the most effective ways to give and receive correction: The NEED for correction; RECEIVING correction; and BRINGING correction.

Beware False Balances (1 of 3)  and  Beware False Balances (2 of 3)     
These two talks are on how God tests our attitude towards Truth.

The Bible Versions Debate (Part 1)
"Which English Bible version or versions should we use? Which are the most reliable? Which would God have us use?..."

Spirit Warriors: Some Comments
"This theme is very popular in TV programmes and films..."


For Children

Missionary Stories for Children
The Yellow River (China)  /  Chief Sechele's Daughter (Africa)  /  Rain Out of the Ground (New Hebrides)  /  Too Busy Fishing (China)  /  Mamma Lillian (Egypt)  /  Jim Elliot and the Auca Indians (Equador)  /  A Fortress in the Church (Armenia).


Our Books

Alpha ~
the Unofficial Guide:

Gospel Insights:
Simple Scriptural Truths

Print out this book


Thoughts and Snippets to Bless and to Edify

The Beatitudes
"The Beatitudes list qualities of character expected of the Christian, and they give the essence and the heart of so much of the teaching of Christ..."

My Soul Be Thou Still
"My soul, be thou still, thou art in the hands of thy Covenant God..."

Be Strong in the LORD
When I consider the majesty of Almighty God, and the power of who He is, I am overwhelmed..."

The Best for Christ
"That woman could have gotten a vase that would not have cost so much as those made of alabaster..."

Christ-Like Love
Jesus gave His disciples a new commandment just before He went to the cross..."

Jesus Never Pleased Himself
"In Romans 15:3 - it is written about Jesus that 'He did not please Himself.'  He always denied Himself. Thus He always pleased the Father at all times..."

Dying To Self
"When you are forgotten, or neglected, or purposely set at naught..."

The Warrior's Benediction
"May the Almighty God, your mighty Warrior, be your fortress, your power, your protection, and your victory..."

The Silversmith
"Some time ago, a few ladies met in a certain city to study the scriptures. While reading the third chapter of Malachi, they came upon a remarkable expression in the third verse..."

Does God Exist?
"A man went to a barber shop to have his hair cut. As always he started to have a good conversation with the barber..."

Beatitudes of Friends of the Aged
"Blessed are they who make it known I am loved, respected and not alone..."


Please Pray for:

Asia Bibi
a mother of four children sentenced to death by hanging in Pakistan for supposed blasphemy:
UPDATE 16 October 2014:
Petitions for Asia's Freedom:   and

Christian Schoolgirls Kidnapped by Boko Haram
Boko Haram has been kidnapping Christian women and girls, whom they force to convert to Islam and marry Muslim men, for some time as part of its brutal campaign to establish an Islamic state in Northern Nigeria:

Saeed Adedini
a pastor and US citizen, tortured and imprisoned in Tehran f
or preaching the gospel and establishing house churches in Iran:

Benham Irani
a church pastor in Iran imprisoned in the notorious Karaj Ghezal Hesar prison because of his religious faith:

There are also hundreds of women jailed under sharia law in Sudan

There are many, many others who desperately need us to pray for them...

"Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them;
and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body"
(Hebrews 13:3)






One of our favourite poems...

My life is but a weaving between my Lord and me;
I cannot choose the colours He worketh steadily,
Oftentimes He weaveth sorrow and I, in foolish pride,
forget that He seeth the upper, and I the under side.


Not till the loom is silent and the shuttles cease to fly,
shall God unroll the canvas and explain the reasons why
the dark threads are as needful in the weaver's skilful hand
as the threads of gold and silver in the pattern He has planned.



One of our favourite hymns...

In heavenly love abiding, no change my heart shall fear;
and safe is such confiding, for nothing changes here:
The storm may roar without me, my heart may low be laid;
but God is round about me, and can I be dismayed?

Wherever He may guide me, no want shall turn me back;
My Shepherd is beside me, and nothing can I lack:
His wisdom ever waketh, His sight is never dim;
He knows the way He taketh, and I will walk with Him.

Green pastures are before me, which yet I have not seen;
Bright skies will soon be o'er me, where the dark clouds have been:
My hope I cannot measure, my path to life is free;
My Saviour has my treasure, and He will walk with me.

Anna L. Waring



One of our favourite prayers...

Lord, I trust in You.  I believe in You.  I hope in You.  You are my confidence, my assurance.
I lean upon You, for You are my Rock: I depend upon You, for You are my Provider; I delight in You, for You are the joy of my life.
My heart rests in You; my faith responds to You; my soul rejoices in You.

You are the true God who cannot lie and will not fail.
You are the Lord, the Almighty God, the Creator of all things.
You are my Lord, My God, and my Creator.

You are my Keeper, and I am secure; You are my Father, and I am cared for;
You are my Counselor, and I am guided; You are my Shelter and I am safe.

I trust You in life
for the wisdom of Your ways, for the blessings of Your favor, for the sufficiency of Your grace,
for the power of Your Spirit, and for the endurance that comes from Your strength.

Lord, I trust in You
my mind trusts in You, my will trusts in You, my soul trusts in You
from the depths of my being, I trust in You.

I trust You for all things.  I trust You with all things.  I trust You in all things.  I trust You through all things.  I trust You above all things.

Father, I entrust my future into Your hands, for You know the beginning from the end:
I entrust my hopes into Your hands, for You never lie;
I entrust my labors into Your hands, for You are my exceeding great reward;
I entrust my life into Your hands, for You are the only one who does all things well.

Psalm 5:11, 7:1, 9:10, 18:2, 20:7, 25:20, 34:22, 36:7, 37:40, 62:8, 91:2, 118:8, Proverbs 3:5-6

Roy Lessin
Prayer of Trust