War Weekend – Saturday 17th October 2009


A Fine But Cold Day, But Pickering is Packed with People.

 

Officially its 1943 and everyone is to dress appropriately!

 

An excellent opportunity to reach out and talk about the only lasting Peace Maker.

 

FIRST – SOME PICTURES:

 

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Looking up Market Place

Looking up Market Place

 

Looking Down Market Place

Looking Down Market Place

Smiddy Hill

Smiddy Hill.

 

The Ropery

The RoperyBirdgate

 

 

While many reveled in the romance of the day, there were some who sought to speak of the reason men fight and the One who intervened to liberate man from its terrible grip.

Jas 4:1  Where do wars and fights come from among you?

Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members?

Many stopped to talk, listen, and face the terrible truth that man is at war with God until he is given grace to surrender and believe.

Good news table.
Good news table.

 

The Home Guard

The Home Guard

Our Group

Our Group

 Nick Preached about the need to be rescued to an attentive audience.

Nick Preaching

Nick Preaching

Asking whether anyone on the beach at Dunkirk would refuse to get in a boat, he challenged all who heard about their refusal to be rescued by Jesus Christ. 

Matthew 1:21

  “you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.”

 

 

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Saturday 10th October 2009 – Pickering, North Yorkshire.


The weather is good today, visitors are fewer, but there’s plenty of opportunity to talk about knowing God through Jesus Christ.

Park Street and Station
Park Street and Station

 

The Ropery

Market Place, and yes, that's me.

Fire Brigade are out.

 

The Train is on time.
The Train is on time.

Speaking

Waiting

My main conversations today were with two separate young women .

The first one had no understanding of the Gospel, yet believed she ‘might’ meet God one day. Was she perfect? By her own admission she tried to be, but she knew she wasn’t.

Trouble is, God is perfect and His heaven is place for ‘perfect’ people.

Matthew 5:48  “Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.

I had the privilege of explaining that ‘perfection’ is God’s gift to those who hear and obey His Son:

Matthew 19:21  Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”

 You must choose between your possessions and Jesus Christ, otherwise you become just like the the young man referred to above.

Matthew 19:22  But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.

The other , a young mother, knew that the Gospels were in the New Testament, but knew nothing of its message.

She stood and talked, grappling with what she was hearing about her personal sin and her need of a personal Saviour, she eventually gave way to her young man who insisted on leaving.

Reminds me of Felix when Paul sought to teach him the Truth.

Ac 24:25  Now as he reasoned about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and answered, “Go away for now; when I have a convenient time I will call for you.”

 DON’T PUT OFF TILL TOMORROWWHAT GOD REQUIRES TODAY.FOR MAN’S TOMMORROWAND GOD’S TODAY NEVER MEET.Duncan Matheson

Light and Life.
Light and Life.

Saturday 3rd October 2009


The weather  was a bit uncertain, but we managed to get out for an hour before the rain came down!
Locomotive

Locomotive

Though it was a ‘Steam Weekend’ and there was lots of steam and soot about, people were less obvious.

Market Place

Market Place

Park Street

Park Street

The Ropery

The Ropery

That's me at the table

That's me at the table

Only one man stopped to talk today and he kept us busy for about 40 minutes.

An interesting discussion, it ranged from his conviction that we needed to find another word for ‘sin’ because no one understood the word any more, to the merits of Barth’s theology which revealed itself in his conviction that the Bible became the Word of God when applied by the Spirit.  He told us that while we spoke of ‘grace’ he would prefer to speak about ‘peace’, he’d trained for the anglican ministry but believed in baptism by immersion, his favourite portion of Scripture was the book of James!

The many doors that opened gave ample opportunity to present Jesus Christ as the one who gives peace to those who confess themselves to be ‘sinners’ and cast themselves upon His mercy.

GOSPEL PREACHERS ARE THE TRUE PEACE MAKERS.

Matthew chapter 5 and verse:

Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God.

Telling mankind how to find ‘peace with God’

Romans chapter 5 and verses:

1 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

That they might know the ‘peace of God’,

Philippians 4, verses:

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

and thus calling all men everywhere to throw down their arms and end their war against God,

2Corinthians chapter 5 verse:

20  Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.

GOOD NEWS INDEED!

Good News, free and satisfying.

Good News, free and satisfying.