Pickering, Saturday 26th June 2010


A FINE DAY BUT QUIET!

Literature Table

Take Time To Read - You Only Have Today.

Park Street

Not many people in Park Street.

Market Place

A Few more people in Market Place.

In sleepy Pickering I met a man who had no ‘time’ to speak about Eternity!

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He had time to browse the town, drink coffee at the pavement cafe, but no time to consider where he would spend Eternity.

Don’t be too hard on him before you answer for yourself, ‘Where will you spend Eternity?

The only way to be sure is to seek and find the One who Inhabits Eternity that you might know and understand the conditions for fellowship with Him there and then.

In Isaiah Chapter 57, verse 15 He reveals Himself and explains the criterion necessary for the enjoyment of Eternity.

For thus says the High and Lofty One
Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy:
“I dwell in the high and holy place,
With him who has a contrite and humble spirit,
To revive the spirit of the humble,
And to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

The New King James Version. 1982 (Is 57:15). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

He is HOLY – sin is unwelcome, but sinners may enjoy Eternity if they will but confess their sin, repent of their sin and cast themselves upon the Saviour of sinners, Jesus Christ!

1 Timothy chapter 1 and verse 15 tells us that:

This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.

The New King James Version. 1982 (1 Ti 1:15). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

Those who look to Jesus Christ for forgiveness, and only they, are made fit to enjoy Eternity with the Eternal God, those who pay no heed will spend Eternity in Hell.

Colossians chapter 1, verse 13 and 14:

He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,  in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.

The New King James Version. 1982 (Col 1:13–14). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

THE MATTER IS THEREFORE FAR FROM ACADEMIC, ITS PERSONAL AND URGENT!

“Don’t put off ’till tomorrow what God commands today,

for man’s tomorrow and God’s today never meet.”

Duncan Matheson

YOU have an appointment to keep, ‘today’ is all the ‘time’ you have, turn to Jesus Christ, call upon Him to save you, to give you an assurance of ‘Where You Will Spend Eternity’!

The Olave and Agnes

The train is running on time, are you?

Clock Of Life


The clock of life is wound but once,
And no man has the power
To say just when the hands will stop;
At late, or early hour.

Now is the only time we own
to do His precious will,
Do not wait until tomorrow;
For the clock may then be still.


Tan, P. L. (1996). Encyclopedia of 7700 illustrations : A treasury of illustrations, anecdotes, facts and quotations for pastors, teachers and Christian workers. Garland TX: Bible Communications.

A FINAL THOUGHT FOR BELIEVERS:

TOO BUSY:
Too busy to read the Bible, too busy to wait and pray Too busy to speak out kindly to someone by the way! To busy to care and struggle, to think of the life to come Too busy building mansions, to plan for the heavenly home. Too busy to help a brother who faces the winter blast. Too busy to share his burden, when self in the balance is cast. Too busy for all that is holy on earth beneath the sky; Too busy to serve the Master, but not too busy to die.


AMG Bible Illustrations. 2000 (electronic ed.). Logos Library System; Bible Illustrations Series. Chattanooga: AMG Publishers.

Saturday 12th June 2010


FAIR WEATHER IS BACK

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AND SO ARE WE!

Book Table and New Banner.

Book Table With A New Banner

We had a profitable afternoon, lots of literature was taken and a few even stopped to talk.

‘WHEN YOU’RE DEAD YOU’RE DEAD’

Said one man, repeating the empty mantra of a generation taken in by lies about man just being another animal, born to die and sink into oblivion.

Jesus told of one such person, consumed with the empty pleasures of time, and concluded by calling him a ‘fool’, an insult from the lips of anyone else, but a sombre warning from the one who rose from the dead to prove there is life beyond this life.

Luke’s Gospel Chapter 12 tells of ‘The Rich Fool’, verses 19 and 20 puncture the delusion that your existence ends when life here ends:

19 I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.”’
20 But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?’

The unique and special creation of God, man differs from animals, he will live forever, while the animal world lives but once.

Jesus speaks of the distinction when He exhorts His followers to have no fear of death because it’s not the end of existence.

Matthew Chapter 10 and verse 28

28 do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

YES, THAT’S RIGHT ‘HELL’!

The master stroke of man’s sworn enemy began by denying the reality of hell and then that there is life beyond natural death.

The Bible is the revelation of God’s love to fallen man, the light for his feet, lamp for his path, a map that directs you away from hell and destruction to eternal life in communion and fellowship with God.

God is holy and you are not, your sin is a dead weight that will drag you down into eternal torment, the holy God warns and calls you to change direction, abandon the lie that ‘when you’re dead you’re dead’ and flee to Jesus Christ for salvation.

Hebrews chapter 9 and verses 27 and 28

27 As it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment,
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so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many.

There’s only one way to be prepared for the  judgement that’s coming, embrace Jesus Christ as your Substitute and Saviour.

Tragically, the vast majority of modern people drift through life without hearing the Good News, make sure you don’t remain among them,

believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved. Acts chapter 16 verse 31

Park Street, Pickering

Some of the many drifting through life, with no hope.

Looking up Market Place, Pickering

Crowds of people, where will they end up?