A COLD DAY IN PICKERING
COLD IN TEMPERATURE
“WHAT IS IT? RELIGIOUS RUBBISH?”
He’s just walked past the table, in too much of a hurry to stop and see for himself.
“IT’S DEFINITELY NOT RUBBISH“ – PAUSE – “ALL RELIGION IS RUBBISH! “
Such was the limit of conversation today, there are few people about and those who are, are in a rush to get back ‘in’ somewhere.
THE GOOD NEWS HASN’T CHANGED.
The God of Grace, Mercy and Peace, extends His hand to all who will take it through His Word.
As The Good Shepherd, He seeks and saves those who are lost, they hear His voice and follow Him.
Luke’s Gospel chapter 15 verses 4 to 7 says:
“What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it?
And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’
I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.
John chapter 10 and verse 11 records Jesus saying:
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.
John Chapter 10 and verses 27 and 28 also record Jesus saying this:
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.
GOOD NEWS? Yes if you KNOW you are a LOST sheep.
Unfortunately modern man has been indoctrinated to believe he is not LOST and that there is no SHEPHERD and they don’t need to be rescued.
The Saviour Shepherd calls into the wilderness of this world to deliver all who will hear and believe His word – can you hear Him?
No!! Then you truly are lost with no means to find your way home – May God through His word, lift the darkness from your mind by shining the GOOD NEWS into you!
2 Corinthians chapter 4 and verses 5 and 6, explain why we go out into the Market Place with Good News
For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus’ sake.
For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
THE ‘GOOD NEWS’ SAYS – YOU CAN ALSO BE SAVED – THE SHEPHERD CALLS – LIGHT BREAKS IN – THE LOST SEE THE WAY HOME.