HERE YOU’LL FIND THE WORD OF LIFE
Ours may be a remote Market Town, but right in it’s heart you’ll find answers to ultimate questions.
A lady asked, ‘what is the difference between an evangelical church and my church?’ I was glad to tell her that evangelicals focus on proclaiming the goodnews of reconciliation with God through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and then to call people to turn from their own ways to believe and follow Him.
A PRETTY PLACE AND POPULAR WITH TOURISTS – WHEN THE SUN SHINES.
Many times people are looking for directions – to the cash machine, the fish and chip shop, charity shops, somewhere to get a cup of tea, or some other place of vital importance.
Only too happy to direct them, it also gives opportunity to speak of the ultimate journey, one dear gentleman believed in the historical Jesus, but struggled with His resurrection, what a privilege it was to point him to the One who is the Way, the Truth and the Life. He who has faced the ultimate exit and returned to lead those who will follow into everlasting life.
EVEN BEAUTIFUL PLACES NEED RAIN TO KEEP THEM CLEAN AND FRESH.
FOUND THIS LITTLE FELLOW IN THE LOCAL HARDWARE STORE YARD (Cooper’s Yard)
An interesting reminder that the weeds get in wherever they have opportunity.
All of us have our weeds, and truth be told, many more than we’d like to admit to. God says the problem is so great that the weeds have taken over our lives and need radical intervention.
That’s the Gospel, Jesus came to release believers from the power of sin, He didn’t just pluck them out, but has suffered and died to break its power and will finally remove every dubious root.
IT MAY LOOK LIKE AN EVERYDAY SCENE, BUT …
Who would ever imagine that a steam locomotive or modern car could evolve from a block of iron ore, etc.? They are related, just from different time periods, neither could exist without a great deal of intelligent design and effort. The only reason they can move or be active is because a higher intelligence has given them life, nobody in their right mind would ever disagree.
Yet we are continually being asked to believe that human beings are accidents of chance.
BECAUSE OF GOD’S MERCY, THERE’S NO NEED TO BE LEFT GUESSING ABOUT OUR ORIGINS
He assumed human form, lived on our ball of dust, exposed religious hypocrisy and embraced our guilt and punishment so that whoever believes might have life abundant.
His people are now bearers of goodnews, using every opportunity and method to bring knowledge of His great grace to those who need to be found.
TRAGICALLY, PEOPLE ARE MORE INTERESTED IN THE MAJESTY OF BITTERN, THAN THE MAJESTY OF THEIR MAKER
Nonetheless should they ever glimpse the amazing beauty of their Creator they will be captivated for ever.
HERE IT IS, IN VARIOUS PACKAGINGS, INFORMATION WHICH BLOWS THE MIND OF ALL WHO EVER COME TO SEE HIM.
Once seen, everything else falls into second place. Those who can see His splendour and beauty, experience His grace and mercy find themselves deeply in love and completely satisfied.
WHAT A WORK OF ART!
Everyone knows it’s in this condition because someone has lovingly and painstakingly restored it to original condition.
God says that when a broken down corroding sinner, gets a glimpse of His Son and looks to Him for deliverance that very sinner becomes a whole new creation, is returned to original condition.
The difference between them and a car like this is that they go on improving and will one day be perfect, while this lovely consul will finally be consigned to a scrap heap somewhere.