Saturday 28th August 2010, Pickering


Locomotive, Pickering Station

Pickering, Park Street - empty!

Pickering Market Place - Deserted

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WHEN

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THE APOSTLE PAUL

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FOUND HIMSELF

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IN THE

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MARKET PLACE

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OF ATHENS

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HE  WAS STIMULATED

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BY THE IDOLATRY

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TO SPEAK WITH

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ANYONE WHO

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WOULD LISTEN.

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Acts of the Apostles Chapter 17 and verse 16 & 17:

Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him when he saw that the city was given over to idols.

Therefore he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and with the Gentile worshipers, and in the marketplace daily with those who happened to be there.

The New King James Version. 1982 (Ac 17:16). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

CONCERNED ABOUT

IGNORANCE

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HE SPOKE

GOD’S TRUTH

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CALLING FOR

REPENTANCE.

Acts of the Apostles Chapter 17 and verse 30

Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent.

The New King James Version. 1982 (Ac 17:30). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

Following his example,

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we take God’s word into

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Pickering Market Place

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for the same purpose!

God's Word calls for repentance.

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The decisive act in which a sinner turns away from sin in genuine repentance and accepts the salvation that Christ offers. The imagery in conversion is that of turning. A person is going along a road and realizes that he or she is on the wrong track. They will never reach the destination if they continue in that direction. So the person “turns,” or “is converted.” He or she ceases to go in the wrong direction and begins going in the right one. Conversion changes the direction of one’s course of life from the wrong way to the right way, the way that God wants.

The Shaw Pocket Bible Handbook, Walter A. Elwell, Editor, (Harold Shaw Publ., Wheaton , IL; 1984), p. 347
Galaxie Software. (2002; 2002). 10,000 Sermon Illustrations. Biblical Studies Press.

Jimmy had trouble pronouncing the letter “R” so his teacher gave him a sentence to practice at home: “Robert gave Richard a rap in the rib for roasting the rabbit so rare.”
Some days later the teacher asked him to say the sentence for her. Jimmy rattled it off like this: “Bob gave Dick a poke in the side for not cooking the bunny enough.”
He had evaded the letter “R.”
There are a lot of people today—including Christians—who go to great lengths to avoid the “R” word of “Repentance.”

Morgan, R. J. (2000). Nelson’s complete book of stories, illustrations, and quotes (electronic ed.) (663). Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

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Pickering, Saturday 14th August 2010


PRESUMPTION?

CAN YOU REALLY

KNOW FOR SURE?

YOU CAN ASK THE SAME

OF ALMOST ANYTHING !

Sunflower and Bee.

What kind of bee is this?

IS THAT A BUMBLE BEE? MAYBE?

WE KNOW THEY ARE ORANGE AND BLACK!

Look up the right kind of book and you’ll be able to identify and clarify the facts from the evidence before you.

IS THAT A STEAM LOCOMOTIVE?

The colour isn’t so important, the smoke and steam give it away, get closer you’ll even see it’s on rails.

Steam Locomotive

Steam, smoke, boiler, driver, coal, together tell you what you are seeing.

THE PROCESS OF EXAMINING THE EVIDENCE ALLOWS YOU TO COME TO A VALID CONCLUSION.

TREAT THE CLAIMS OF GOD

WITH THE SAME RIGOUR,

THEN YOUR CONCLUSIONS

WILL BE RELIABLE

NO MATTER HOW YOU FEEL!

Is the Bible Trustworthy,

without a doubt!

Check it out, the evidence is before you.

John chapter 5 verse 39

You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.

The New King James Version. 1982  Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

2 Timothy chapter 3 and verses 16 and 17:

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

The New King James Version. 1982 (2 Ti 3:16–4:1). Nashville: Thomas Nelson

2 Peter chapter 1, verse 21:

prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.

The New King James Version. 1982 Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

Millions who examine the evidence come to see that not only is the Bible reliable, but the One of whom it speaks is able to do all He claims.

Why Do You Wait So Patiently For Such Stubborn People?

GOD HAS QUESTIONS FOR YOU

HAVE YOU EXAMINED THE EVIDENCE?

UNDERSTOOD THE PURPOSE OF

JESUS’ DEATH AND RESURRECTION ?

CAST YOURSELF UPON THE PROMISES

THEN ITS NOT PRESUMPTION

TO SAY YOU ARE SAFE!

Acts chapter 16 and verses 30 & 31:

“Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.

The New King James Version. 1982  Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

Pickering, Saturday, 7th August 10


“I HATE GOD!”

That Exactly what he said!

True, he was slightly inebriated,

but he seemed to be genuinely speaking his mind!

I TOLD HIM

GOD ALREADY KNEW.

THAT HE’D ALREADY

SAID AS MUCH!

Romans 8:7 the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be.

James 4:4b Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.


The New King James Version. 1982 (Jas 4:4). Nashville: Thomas Nelson
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THEN,

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I explained God’s

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Great Work of Love


In Reconciling

His Enemies To Himself:

2 Corinthians 5

18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation,

19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.

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.

The Bible, The New King James Version. 1982. Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

Why would you be so good to your enemies?

Pickering, Saturday 31st of July 2010


ALIENS, YES!

RIGHT HERE IN

DOWN TO EARTH PICKERING!

Pickering Beck and its Well Fed Ducks.

The lady who stopped to tell me of them was quite coherent and deadly serious .

She explained that she’d been a baptised Christian and seen changes in her life until an alien had invaded her body!

She was able to describe in detail the initial contact and the great difficulty involved in finally expelling it from her body.

Tragically, now she has no sense of God’s presence, and is completely out of touch with His people.

New Banner, with an important question!

DO ALIENS EXIST?

Brought up in the age of Science Fiction,

immersed in Star Wars, Lost in Space,

Planet of the Apes, The Time Machine, et al.,

many people are open, even hopeful

that they might just exist

somewhere in our vast universe.

Trouble is that,

tangible evidence is sadly lacking!

“What about the sudden growth of interest in UFOs and UFOlogy? Even though not a scrap of evidence exists to support Erich von Däniken’s “scientific” theories about spacemen who visited earth in the distant past, millions of people have been taken with these assumptions. He has given his ideas an aura of scientific plausibility, plenty of technical jargon, photographs, and so forth, and because this is a “scientific age,” people are impressed. But the real evidence is unconvincing. Is there conscious life in other parts of the cosmos? We do not know. If there is, it would pose no problem for Christianity. Still, at this time there is no proof at all that this is the case. Why then do people accept it? We suggest it is part of the swing to the irrational.” Schaeffer, F. A. (1996). The complete works of Francis A. Schaeffer : A Christian worldview. Westchester, Ill.: Crossway Books.

YOU CAN BE SURE THERE IS

A SPIRITUAL WORLD

PARALLEL TO OUR OWN!

The main evidence being that it’s primary inhabitant entered our world in human form to restore communications between man and his Creator.

Contact lost because of the activity of a malevolent evil spirit and his suggestion that mortal man could be his own God.

THE GOOD NEWS, THE GOSPEL,

IS THE NARRATIVE OF

GOD’S GREAT LOVE

FOR LOST MANKIND.

2 Corinthians chapter 4, verses 3 and 4 tell us that:

even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them. The New King James Version Bible. 1982. Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

Philipians chapter 2, verses 5 through 8

Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bond servant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.  The New King James Version Bible. 1982 Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

2 Corinthians chapter 5 and verse 19 says:

God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. The New King James Version. 1982 . Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

Acts chapter 17 verses 30 and 31 say:

Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.” The New King James Version. 1982 . Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

DO ALIENS EXIST?

I REALLY DON’T KNOW,

AND DON’T THINK SO.

HAS MANKIND BEEN DUPED

BY A MALEVOLENT SPIRIT,

MOST CERTAINLY YES!

The lady with whom I spoke at least knew she’d become the victim of evil forces, tragically apart from Jesus Christ mankind is in slavery to Satan and doesn’t know!

Only the Creator and Saviour of Man can reveal the truth and liberate people to live as intended. Have you been set free, or is the blindfold still in place?

These are Jesus own words from John chapter 8, turn to Him today:

23 And He said to them, “You are from beneath; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.

31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.

32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

36 Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.

The New King James Version. 1982. Nashville: Thomas Nelson.