Back out in the Market Place, a bit quieter today, many took leaflets without stopping but some did talk.
I spoke with an interesting young man from Sheffield, he’d been to a church school but didn’t know whether God existed. He asked why God had made it so hard to find out. When I informed him of Jesus’ conversation with Nicodemus he was astonished to hear that you needed to be born again to find God, but promised to go home and read John’s gospel.
A man from Malton spoke, said he was involved in the Elim Church’s youth work, he was waiting for his daughter so he encouraged us in the work of spreading the gospel.
3 young men took the ‘Are you good enough to go to heaven’ leaflet from Nick, one of them put it in the rubbish bin [first time I’ve ever seen this in a year], the other two waltzed of reading and speaking loud.
Nick also spoke with a man about the trustworthiness of the Bible and two anglican ladies who were ‘anglicans’.
Some good work was done today, may it please the Lord to save His people.
Quite well attended for a Sunday Evening, some visitors again. I spoke on ‘Beloved Gaius’ from 3 John 1 to 8, a real challenge as to how the love of God is to operate in our lives. You’ll find the link to the sermons in the side bar.
A reasonably well attended meeting with three families of visitors.
I spoke to the children about their priorities based on Matthew 6:33.
I preached a sermon called ‘a planned pregnancy’ from Matthew 1:22,23 dealing with the prophetic promise that a virgin would conceive and
give birth to one who is Emmanuel = ‘God with us’.
You can listen to the message on the recordings web site.
A good day of speaking with people about the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We tried using a table for the first time today, it does seem to give a focal point, though only one came to look and see what we were about.
Four of us were out, I can only talk for me.
The first man with whom I spoke was from Devon, a Believer who reaches out to young folks in Dawlish.
Then there was Frank who stopped to chat followed by Pamela, quite a handful and more concerned about vandals than her own spiritual needs.
I didn’t think Robert would stop but he did and we were able to politely discuss whether God exists, evolution and world suffering. He took away a book, may it please God that he will read it and be converted.
I nearly forgot Jonathan, a very useful conversation, brought up as a Quaker he was open to speak and probably heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the first time.
Many just politely take the leaflet, but none are thrown away, one man walked down the Market place reading!
My heart goes out to the many who refuse to even hear the goodnews.