A good day with the table in the Market Place.
Ready and waiting
I only really spoke with two people, a young mother and child from Thornton Dale who was interested in her little girl going to Sunday School. Then to a couple from a small village near Mirfield and Dewsbury.
Nick speaking with Robert and Margaret
I think we covered every aspect of the gospel, Nick spoke with them first and then I ended up speaking to the man while Nick spoke with the lady, they went away with a bundle of literature and were encouraged to visit the Evangelical Church in either of those two towns.
We had the literature donated by Lighting the World Ministries was on display today, it fairly filled out or table.
Table, loaded and ready
Spoke this evening on the subject of temptation from James chapter 1.
A family of visitors from Dingwall, 4 young children.
You can hear the sermon if you follow the link in the sidebar.
Spoke on the subject: Time To Get Ready, from Luke’s account of John The Baptist’s call for genuine repentance. Luke chapter 3 verses 1-18.
Spoke with the children on the priority of the cross from Galatians chapter 6 verse 14:
“God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Two families of visitors, a well attended assembly.
You can hear the sermon from the link in the side bar.
The weather was dry for a few hours today and we therefore managed to get back out on the streets.
Not too many people about, but some did stop and talk.
A man from Tain tarried a while though his family and friends walked on. We spoke of the Gospel, his childhood Sunday School memories, his mother’s demise earlier this year. He seemed open but unconvinced of his need of Christ, he left when his family came back looking for him.
Two separate outspoken ‘atheists’ resisted taking time to discuss the ridiculous idea that anyone is actually an athiest.
Then there was the ‘fundamentalist’ from Scarborough who believed in ‘soul sleep’?
A good number of folks politely took leaflets and put them in pockets and handbags, I pray that the Lord will lead them to read and believe. I’ll be especially praying for the man who took the leaflet, screwed it up and put it un the bin.
A good number of familiar folk stopped to talk, one, Nick’s neighbour, and two others, thanks for the encouragement. Its a small community here, you can’t go on too long before someone recognizes you.
Oh that it should please God to bring forth a harvest.
Brenda and Nick
This evening’s service was a communion service where we celebrated the Lord’s Supper and ‘remembered’ the amazing love of God in the death of His Son.
1 Corinthians 11:
23 ¶ For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread;
24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”
25 In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”
Family service with tea and coffee to follow today, quite well attended. A large family of visitors.
I spoke on 2Tim 3:15 –
14 But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them,
15 and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
Then went on to explain King James’ part in arranging for the translation and publication of the Bible.
Another pleasant hour in the Market place talking about the Saviour.
The first man to stop was an englishman who lived in France, described himself as a believer but had no church base. Told us stories of driving relief supplies into Romania.
Two young men from Pickering stood and talked, well one of them did, the other just nodded and listened. The talkative one said his grandparents were Christians which gave me opportunity to say that if so then they were praying that he’d become one and to explain the need for a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
Then there was the young couple from Hull, he said he’d come to believe through reading the Bible, something has clearly happened in his life, he wants to keep in touch and by God’s grace we’ll do just that.
Another couple from Huddersfield spoke for a bit, the wife walked away and left the husband talking. He was all for ‘cafe’ style churches but we didn’t really touch base on Gospel matters.
Most folks are polite in their refusal of literature, but two separate people were quite rude today, the gospel still ruffles feathers, I pray for God’s mercy on their lives.