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John 3:16

For God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

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Charity No. 1081578 www.godpod.org.uk
Spring 2022 NEWSLETTER

Charity No. 1081578 www.godpod.org.uk

Greetings
“With loving kindness I have drawn thee” Jer: 31 vrs 3.
Greetings to you all in the Lord Jesus Christ.
We’ve had a lot of fellowship lately with Percy!!! (PERSEVERANCE!!)
It seems that life is one big fair ground, you try to get information and straight away you are taken for a ride on a carousel. An automated voice tells you that you are No 28 in the queue and for
training purposes, press 1 for stress, press 2 for depression, press 3 for anxiety; ‘our lines are very busy at the moment and your call is very important to us’!!! 2 hours later, blood pressure goes up, someone answers the phone to tell you that all the slots have been taken and you’ll have to call back tomorrow morning ha! ha! (PERSEVERANCE!!)
Isaiah says in 48 vrs 10 “I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction”.
Our infinite gracious God never puts us on “hold”, He’s always attentive to His children’s cry.
Paul says we’re justified by faith so we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, access by faith into His grace, unmerited favour, knowing that tribulation produces PERSEVERANCE!
CHARACTER and HOPE. Now hope does not disappoint because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
By God’s grace we shall endeavour this Holy week to walk the cross as in previous years. We would appreciate your prayers, this year will be a little different as we’re small in number and we’ll be walking on the pavements only.
The Lord willing, there will be street witness in St James’s square Newport on Good Friday. It will most definitely be PERSEVERANCE!! We offer God our weaknesses that He would enable us to fulfil the desire of our hearts to be witnesses for the Lord Jesus Christ. We purpose in our hearts but ultimately God directs our steps. 2 Cor 12 vrs 9. My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness.
May the Good Lord bless you this Easter, family, friends and loved ones.
Every blessing Mick.

Gods Faithfulness
Covid has left many people so fearful that they found it difficult to leave their homes or go out and
meet people, or go to the shops or Church as they would have liked. Also, with the different things
going on in the world and the terrible things that are happening in Ukraine at the time of writing this, are not helping, but God is also doing miracles in Ukraine. We all have different fears, some
irrational. One of mine for some reason was motorways, where to see our relations we need to go on three different motorways in succession to get there. I had to pray hard about it, and when God finally released me from this fear it made such a difference to my life and made me feel quite
joyous. Regardless of what happens in life, the Lord tells us not to fear, He will take care of us. In Timothy it says God did not give us a spirit of fear. David said in Psalm 34 verse 4. “I sought the Lord and he delivered me from all my fears.” May we seek the Lord and with his help overcome our fears.
We thank you for your continued interest and we give praise to the dear Lord, Amen.

Run With Endurance
Hebrews 12 vrs 1 & 2, Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of
witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which easily ensnares us, and let us run with
endurance the race that is set before us looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith,
who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the
right hand of the throne of God.
The writer of Hebrews seeks to encourage us not to give up as there is a great cloud of witnesses
urging us on. He also refers to our dear Saviour who bore great suffering on the cross to save us
from our sins and to give us who believe and trust Him eternal life. At the time of writing we are
looking forward to Holy Week and all that it means to us. Every time we share in communion we
remember our Lord affectionately until the day we attend that great feast the marriage supper of
the Lamb. What joy awaits us when we see Him face to face. Let us run with endurance so that we
may hear those words “Well done good and faithful servant”. Every blessing Roy

Gods peace in the turmoil
Praise the Lord,
Give thanks to the Lord,
His love endures forever
Psalm (106:1)

We can’t help but worry about things that are out of our control and happening in the world today.
Covid is still a massive worry for most of us, as well as all the personal circumstances we all go through. We can know and trust in a powerful God who can help us overcome these struggles, if we trust in him.
Philippians (4:6-7) tells us “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which tran-scends all understanding will guard your hearts and minds, in Christ Jesus”.
Love and blessings to you all – Lin.

Easter Outreach
The Easter holidays are nearly on us once again and it seems a long time ago since we were out and about in this way. We look forward to this year’s ‘Walk of Witness’ though reduced in number. Who knows what opportunities for gospel conversation the Lord will direct, but pray that He will certainly use this time for His glory and that seeds will be sown. The walk will take place from Palm Sunday 10th April to Easter Sunday 17th April, with a rest day on Saturday April 16th. On Good Friday we will be aiming to set up for street outreach at St James Square, Newport in the morning.
The walks will be through pavement areas only with the cross being transported between town areas of the island. We may not be able to do what we once did physically for the walk, but spiritually we make ourselves available and who knows that the loving, gracious Lord we serve may speak hope into the life of someone in need of Jesus .

Every Blessing, the team & trustees.

 Posted by at 12:42 pm
Dec 142021
 

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John 3:16

For God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Jesus Christ Witness God’s Victorious Army

Charity No. 1081578 www.godpod.org.uk
WINTER 2021 NEWSLETTER

Charity No. 1081578 www.godpod.org.uk

Happy and Blessed Christmas to you all
I have just finished the book of Job and I’m going through the Psalms and some of these are just as painful, look at Psalm 102 the writer was so distressed that he forgot to eat.
The Psalms were written between the time of Moses around 1440 BC and the Babylonian captivity 586 BC. Again its amazing how many reference’s there are to the Lord, it’s not surprising Jesus spoke about this in Luke 24v44, the law of Moses the Prophets and Psalms. It’s a way to describe the entire Old Testament that points to the Messiah, explaining His role as Prophet foretold in Deut 18v15-20. His sufferings were prophesied in Psalm 22 and Isaiah 53, His resurrection was predicted in Psalm 16v9-11 and Isaiah 53v10-11.
Here are some references in Psalms about the coming Messiah:-

Ref: in Psalms Ref: to Christ Fulfilment in NT
2 : 7 The Messiah will be God’s Son Hebrews 1: 5-6

16: 8-10 He will rise from the dead Luke 24: 5-7

22: 1-21 He will experience agony on the cross Mathew: 26-27

22: 18 Evil men cast lots for His clothing Math 27: 35 John 19:23-24

22: 15 He thirst while on the cross John 19:28

22: 22 He will declare God’s name Hebrews 2:12

34: 20 His bones would not be broken John 19:36-37

40: 6-8 He came to do God’s will Hebrews :10 5-7

41: 9 His close friend would betray Him Luke 22:48

45:6-7 His throne will last forever Hebrews 1:8-9

68 :18 He ascended into heaven Ephesian’s 4:8-10

69 :9 He is zealous for God John 2:17
69 :21 He was offered vinegar for His thirst on the cross Mathew 27:48

89 :3,4,35,36 He will be a descendent of David Luke 1:31-33

96 :13 He will return and judge the world 1 Thess 1:10

110 :4 He is the eternal priest king Hebrews 6:20

118 :22 He is rejected by many but accepted by God 1 Peter 2:7-8

Also take a look at Psalm 34:7 & Psalm 35: 5-6, then cross reference them with Genesis 16:7, the angel of the Lord (second person of the trinity), all these amazing prophesies are now to be enjoyed in our time. When we become born again by God’s good grace, we look forward to the coming of the Lord for a second time.
So let us rejoice and be glad at this special time of the year, when we remember the greatest gift given to the world, a Saviour Christ the King.

God bless and keep you all safe and well. Mick

An Answer To Prayer
A dear friend of ours Neil was diagnosed sometime ago with an advancing pelvic cancer
involving his prostate, bowel, pelvic wall, bladder and lymph nodes. He had already been given chemo and radio therapies including a colostomy bag. He was told that his life expectancy would be no more than three years. Last Wednesday he had to attend surgery called a pelvic exenteration and was told by the surgeon that the cancer had completely gone. Many of us had prayed for sometime that the Lord would restore him to health. We thank the Lord with Neil for his deliverance. We are so thankful that we can share this good news. So whatever we face let us never give up and keep trusting our dear Lord.

Christmas a time to reflect and rejoice
Last year our Christmas celebrations were extremely restricted owing to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic. We hope this year will be different although that is unknown.
Whether we experience a near normal Christmas or not, we do have a good reason to celebrate in our hearts the wondrous conception and birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. We will never fully appreciate why Jesus should so humble Himself by taking human flesh as a babe and to experience life here on earth. We truly can be thankful that His purpose through His death on the cross was to give us salvation by His redeeming blood. Through His sacrifice our relationship with the Holy Trinity has been restored. We now by faith receive our sins forgiven and the promise of eternal life. We are grateful for His first coming and we wait for Him to return as He has promised.
May this hope give us much comfort. Every blessing. Roy

Bus Witness
You may be glad to know that we have started to take the bus out, we have limited the times out taking special care to wear masks, gel hands and restrict the number of persons on the bus at any time.

May God’s blessing be with you all , in Him, from the team & trustees. We pray that you may be encouraged in the Lord and know the peace of knowing his word in your hearts.

 Posted by at 9:34 pm
Oct 022021
 

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John 3:16

For God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Jesus Christ Witness God’s Victorious Army

Charity No. 1081578 www.godpod.org.uk
AUTUMN 2021 NEWSLETTER

Charity No. 1081578 www.godpod.org.uk

Jesus Is The Answer
Much love in our dear Lord Jesus Christ,
I have just finished a study on the book of Job, and how intimately it is tied to the New Testament.
We as followers of Jesus are not exempt from pain and suffering, I myself have been facing cancer for two years, as well as all the other pains as we get older. Such as opening a bag of crisps, unscrewing a jar of jam or changing a light bulb, when you’re shoulders won’t let you.
It’s one pain on top of many others, then you get the news you have cancer, it can be a painful experience that could put you down in the dust with Job. We can feel sorry for ourselves.
We may think that God doesn’t hear us when we pray, because we have fallen short of His high standard of Holy living. If we have trusted Jesus Christ for our salvation, wonderfully God has forgiven us, even when we feel our prayers are not being answered.
He still hears and answers in His good time, although they may not be what we expect.
Instead of looking at God in the shadow of our problem, let’s look at the problem in the light of God’s love and power, for He’s able to do more than we can imagine, and bring about our healing and restoration. I’ve just got the all clear from cancer, Praise the Lord.
As I said in the beginning, Job and the New Testament are intimately tied because Job’s and our problems are answered perfectly in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Subject ( ref:Job) (Jesus is the answer)
-Someone must help us approach God (Job 9:32-33). (1 Tim 2:5).
– Is there life after death? (Job 14:14).(John 11:25).
-There is one in heaven working on our behalf,(Job 16:19) (Hebrews 9:24).
-There is one who can save us from judgment (Job 19:25).( Hebrews 7:24-25).
-Where can we find God. (Job 23:3-5).(John 14:9).
-What is important in life. (Job 21:7-15). (Math 16:25-26 & John 3:16).
Check it out for yourselves!!! and be encouraged.
Healing and safety and love be yours Mick.

Autumn, a time for gathering in
Many of us like to grow our own vegetables and fruit. Now is the time that we look forward to har-vesting the fruit of our labours. It is always good to thank the Lord for His abundant provision, es-pecially when we eat our meals. It can be so easy to take God’s rich blessings for granted!
I am always reminded of the hymn by Henry Alford:-
Come ye thankful people come
Raise the song of harvest home
All is safely gathered in
Ere the Winter storms begin
God our maker doth provide
For our wants to be supplied
Come to God’s own temple, come
Raise the song of harvest home

Verse two refers to us being holy and pure.
Verse three refers to the end of the age when God shall come.
Verse four refers to the church triumphant now in heaven.
Jesus said “ that the harvest is plenty but the labourers are few”. Matt 9v37.

During this difficult time of dealing with the Covid situation it has had a great effect on our lives in what we could or could not do. Sharing Christian fellowship face to face has also come with it’s
difficulties but praise our God who has (so far) seen us safely through.
There are many opportunities to share the good news if we are willing, and often in practical ways.
We are so grateful for the faithful support given to the “Godbus” outreach. Your prayers and financial support is greatly appreciated.
Another hymn comes to mind written by Edward Joseph Burns that starts with the phrase:-

We have a gospel to proclaim good news for men in all the earth
The gospel of a Saviours name: we sing His glory, tell His worth.

May our zeal for our dear Lord and His gospel never wane.
Every blessing, Roy.

Count your Blessings
Recently I seem to be reading or hearing about counting your blessings. Some days it is hard to count our blessings, whether we be in chronic pain, the loss of someone close, or feeling lonely, when life seems too much especially in the night when things look bleak and we cannot sleep for whatever reason. But we are all precious in God’s sight and he wants to comfort us in these times.

There is so much to be thankful for, the sunshine, the flowers which are amazing especially when you look closely at the details in each one of them, the trees, the clouds all so different. We are thankful for our Church family, especially when our own family live far away or we live on our own. Also, friends can be a real blessing, and especially for God always being there for us.

Perhaps if at the end of the day we could write down our blessings, however small or big and think of the lovely chorus from the old hymn. “Count your blessings name them one by one, Count your blessings see what God has done; Count your blessings name then one by one, And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.”- Heather.

May God’s blessing be with you all. From the team & trustees.
We pray that you may be encouraged in the Lord and experience the peace of His word in your hearts.

Thank you for your continued interest and we give praise to the dear Lord, Amen.

 Posted by at 3:21 pm
Oct 022021
 

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John 3:16

For God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Jesus Christ Witness God’s Victorious Army

Charity No. 1081578 www.godpod.org.uk
SUMMER 2021 NEWSLETTER

Charity No. 1081578 www.godpod.org.uk

Greetings
Greetings in our Lord Jesus.
There is a lovely but sad story in 1 King’s 13, it would do a world of good if you read it!
A man of God (prophet) was sent to warn the King, who was doing evil in the sight of the Lord.
The prophecy in verse 2, came to pass 300 years later by Josiah, you can read about this in 2 King’s 23 v 1-20, a wonderful prophecy naming the child thousands of years before any scan’s.
Verse 4, the king tries to arrest the prophet but the King’s hand withered, note verse 6 then the King wanted a favour even when the prayer was answered but he didn’t repent.
The man of God was told not to eat or drink (anywhere) but in verse 8 place was added.
Verse 11 there was an old prophet in Bethel, his son’s told him all the works the man of God had done, so he went in search of him and found him sitting under an oak.
Verse 14 Are you the man of God?, (if he was a prophet he would have known who he was, but he was a lying prophet). An angel had spoken to him and told the man of God to come back with him, sadly he listened to the wrong voice and went back with him.
Verse 20 the man of God disobeyed Gods word, as he was told not to eat and drink in any place.
Verse 24 sadly as he travelled back a lion killed him, the lion and the donkey stood by him, but the lion didn’t eat the corpse or the donkey, because as no-one was eaten this showed it was a divine judgement. So what can we learn about ourselves from this reading?
We must reflect on what the scriptures teach us. Are we listening to the right voice being aware of someone coming with supposingly a word from God? The sheep know the Shepherd’s voice!
The prophet rested under the oak tree instead of completing the mission God had given him and especially not to go back the way he came, so as to get in a rut, (doing the same thing, over and over, in our own way not God’s way), we must be careful that we don’t make a deep rut for ourselves, and not be able to get out of it. Did the man of God rest on his old experience! (old manna).
Gods faithfulness is new every morning. What has gone before is history, it’s how we finish that’s important. In reflection, sadly I must quote Paul, Romans 7 v 24 O wretched man that I am,
I can’t change myself so I pray Psalm 51 V10 create in me a clean heart O God and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Please read and check this out for yourself
Every blessing to you all, stay safe and well, God bless. Love Mick & Annie

The Certain Future
With all the uncertainty we have faced during the last 15 or so months it is possible that we can become anxious or even worried about the future and what it holds for us. With constant reports through the media that there are other Covid variants that could affect the gradual getting back to normal life this can drag us down. The truth is that we can only live one day at a time, Jesus said “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble” Matt 6:34 (NKJV). We place our hope and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. He has promised never to leave or forsake us, what a promise indeed! So often we allow our feelings to dictate and obscure where our true hope lies.
Here are some comforting words from King David who faced many a trial.
Psalm 139:7 Where shall I go from Your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from Your pres-ence? 139:8 If I go up into Heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there. 139:9 If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the furthest parts of the sea; 139:10 even there shall Your hand lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me. 139:11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me, even the night shall be light around me. 139:12 Yea, the darkness does not hide from You; but the night shines as the day; as is the darkness, so is the light to You.
May His grace and peace be with you now and always. Roy

A Reminder of Gods grace to the lost
Matthew 8:11-12 KJV 11 And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. 12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. – There will be many in heaven who once were drunkards on earth. There will be many harlots: some of the most abandoned will be found there. You remember the story of Whitefield’s once saying, that there would be some in heaven who were “the devil’s castaways;” some that the devil would hardly think good enough for him, and yet whom Christ would save. Lady Huntingdon once gently hinted that such language was not quite proper. But, just at the time, there happened to be heard a ring at the bell, and Whitefield went down-stairs. Afterwards he came up and said, “Your ladyship, what do you think a poor woman had to say to me just now? She was a sad profligate, and she said, ‘O, Mr. Whitefield, when you were preaching, you told us that Christ would take in the devil’s castaways, and I am one of them,'” and that was the means of her salvation. – Charles H Spurgeon.
Blessings, Richard.

Words of encouragement
We all need encouragement at times, God has encouraged us if we believe in him, he will give us strength, no matter what we are dealing with John 14:17; Deuteronomy 31:6,8; Matthew 11:28-29.
Thank you all for your continued prayer, it is very much appreciated.
If anyone would like to come on the prayer clock, please contact Dave Sibley on 854903 mb07967912226. Thank you, Every Blessing – Dave & Lin.

The Gospel Commission
Go throughout the whole world and preach the gospel to all mankind. Whoever believes and is baptised will be saved; whoever does not believe will be condemned. Mark 16v15 and 16.
Being a member of the GODBUS since the year 2001, it has been a joy to share the word of God with islanders and visitors alike. Since March 2020 the bus outreach team have not been out ow-ing to the outbreak of Covid and the lockdown regulations to combat it. We pray that we will soon be allowed out in the streets once again. B Penney.
May God richly bless us all in His service.

We thank you for your continued interest and support. May the Lord bless you and those you love.

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Oct 012020
 

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John 3:16

For God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Jesus Christ Witness God’s Victorious Army

Charity No. 1081578 www.godpod.org.uk
AUTUMN 2020 NEWSLETTER

Charity No. 1081578 www.godpod.org.uk

Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4: 12 NKJV

Greetings in His Name
What’s in a name? In ancient times, it said everything about the character of the person.
Psalm 111v9: He provides redemption for His people. He ordained His covenant forever, forever Holy and awesome is His name, the name above all other names.
Psalm 111v5: provides food for those who fear Him “our daily bread”.
Psalm 5v11: But let all who take refuge in you be glad, let them ever sing for joy, spread your protection over them that those that love your name may rejoice in you.
Psalm 79v6: We can pray to His name.
Psalm 20v1: & Proverbs 18v10 The name of the Lord protects.
Psalm 54v1: The Lord saves by His name and His saving acts testify that His name is near.
Psalm 52v9: hope in His name; Psalm 7v17: sing praise to His name
Psalm 89v16: and rejoice in His name Psalm 69v36: both love-Psalm 61v5: and fear are directed toward His name.
2 Chronicles 7: 14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
Don’t make this present situation a time to be afraid but fear the Lord in a reverential way that is wise.
What’s in a name? I Am the way the truth and the life no one comes to the Father except through ME. – John 14: 6. WHAT A NAME !!
As the song goes, we’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when, but I know we’ll meet again some SON-e-day!!!
Every blessing, Mick.

Give thanks
It is good to give thanks to our Lord and Saviour for the miracle of salvation. To think that He gave His life for us to save us from the wrath to come demonstrates His perfect love and compassion. Jesus cared much about the lost, the orphan and the widow that’s why He died to save us from our sin. We have much to rejoice in as we consider His love and care for each of us despite our present circumstances. We must be careful not to grumble about our circumstances as this offends God our Father in that it says that He is not in control and yet He is Sovereign over all.
Psalm 103 vrs 1 says “Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless His holy name.
God bless – Roy.

A year to remember
There have always been scenes or events of history that spark future remembrance for different reasons. When we dwell on years past there may well be a certain one that has great significance to us. It may bring back times of reminiscence, times of reflection on past historical events or times of celebration as well as remembrance that also brings back times of grief. Many people may remember where they were in a particular year when something occurred that has had a profound effect on the world stage. People may recall where they were when the news broadcast informed the nation about the tragedy involving Princess Diana, many others recall the day of 9/11 and what they were doing that day. Some may tell you what they remembered from the year you were born. In my case it was the year President Kennedy was assassinated. For others it may be when England won the world cup. Of course personal remembrance plays a great part as we may all remember the year, the place and time our children were born or things that have happened that have changed the course of one’s life for good. We know things never stay the same and the scenes of life change and who could have predicted what this year was going to bring? Who knows how long this Corona virus situation is going to remain and who knows how this year will end? This year will certainly leave a lasting memory etched in this nation and around the world.

A year in perspective
We cannot take away how many may recall this year but there is a sure way to remember this year in context as well as any other year. I remember when any year was written down, it was followed by the letters AD, ‘Anno Domini’ meaning ‘the year of our Lord’. Also there was BC – Before Christ for the years of the past preceding Jesus’ birth. Every year is significant as it relates to when our Saviour God stepped into human history.
In November we will remember the world’s conflicts once again and those who laid down their lives. We mark the end of war time and when peace was declared. We may also remember that in a fallen world the conflict of human kind has raged since the beginning when we lost our place with the living God and so lost peace within ourselves and with one another.
Whatever happens for the remainder of the months ahead before 2021 comes upon us, we know that nothing falls outside of the Lord’s Kingly reign or the scope of His power. It is fitting that we will once again reflect as the year draws to its close, on that time when the Lord Jesus was born in human likeness and came to rescue us from sin and a lost eternity. He visited us in divine love and brought reconciliation and hope when we as a dying race were lost. He is bigger than all our doubt, our fears, our disappointments, our trials and our cares because of who He is.

Lord of the years
Our times are in God’s hands and as the author of life He has complete control and knowledge of us and has allotted the days of our lives.
‘For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvellous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, And skilfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them’. – Psalm 139: 13-16. That alone calls for our response and to trust in the dear Lord and to surrender our own understanding and ways to a faithful God. The hymn writer Timothy Dudley Smith wrote the words of the well known worship song, ‘Lord for the years, your love has kept and guided…’. There is such a lot in that hymn that can speak to us that rings with biblical gospel truth, but I will draw your attention to one of the verses.
‘Lord, for our world; when we disown and doubt him,
loveless in strength, and comfortless in pain;
hungry and helpless, lost indeed without him,
Lord of the world, we pray that Christ may reign’.

May the Lord’s grace be with you and your loved ones.

 Posted by at 6:02 pm
Jun 202020
 

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John 3:16

For God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Jesus Christ Witness God’s Victorious Army

Charity No. 1081578 www.godpod.org.uk
SUMMER 2020 NEWSLETTER

Charity No. 1081578 www.godpod.org.uk

God’s love never changes
May the Lord bless you all at this unique time of uncertainty. It is comforting to know we have a loving Father who never changes. A preacher once called upon a farmer. As he approached his residence he saw over the barn a weather -vane and on the top of it in large letters was the text “”God is love “.When the farmer appeared the preacher looked to the vane and said in tones of rebuke, “do you imagine God’s love is as variable as the weather? “No said the farmer, l put that there to remind me that no matter what the direction of the wind, God is love! HIS LOVE has no end or measure known. A W Pink. No change can turn its course, Immutably the same it flows from one eternal source.”It is amazing how someone so Holy could take up residence in such an unworthy abode. But thanks to the Lord Jesus Christ we now possess this precious treasure in earthen vessels. So no matter what goes on around us “take heart”, our loving Father will take us up in His great loving arms and carry us. Mick.
God is never in lockdown
Our last newsletter had been prepared a few weeks before the COVID 19 outbreak and sent out in good faith that we would continue as normal. That all changed suddenly with the lockdown. Owing to the present situation the bus outreach is now on hold until the government changes the guidelines. However we do continue to keep in touch as a team to pray with each other via online services. It is not an ideal way of keeping in contact as it certainly doesn’t replace personal fellowship and what has been our normal way of life has changed considerably and what the new norm will be we do not know.
There are many times in history where society and the Christian church have had to adapt and persevere in war and peace time; disaster and prosperity; persecution and trial. Through it all Jesus remains the rock of our salvation, the Father still holds us each in the palm of His hand and the blessed Spirit of God still indwells and sanctifies His people. God is not fazed or taken by surprise by any world events and there is nothing that can thwart His eternal plans. He does not have to rethink His strategy like an earthly war general or business director. God is never in lockdown nor can be and the gospel is never shut down and chained so that the work of Christ is halted or the word of God nullified.
Some prayer points: Praise & Thanks – God is the creator, sustainer and sovereign over all things and none can question His ways -Job 42: 1-6; Daniel 4: 34, 35. Nothing can separate us from the love of God –Romans 8:38,39. Praise God for a hope beyond death – that death will finally be defeated and we shall be raised and our citizenship is in heaven 1 Cor 15:50-58; Phil 3: 20, 21.
Repentance and forgiveness – Hebrews 4: 16; 1 John 1: 9; Matt 6: 12-15; Daniel 9; 2 Chron 7: 14. Where we have loved the world and other things before Christ,; That God would have mercy
on us for complacency and stood in our own self- sufficiency; when we as the God’s people lose perspective about His concerns in our society that flies in the face of His will.
Prayer for others -1 Timothy 2:1, 2; Matt 5: 43-45; Matt 6: 10. That time spent in isolation would give non-Christians time to reflect, repent and turn to the Lord Jesus. The dear Lord is still in the business of searching out souls in order to draw them to Himself and there will be people asking their own questions and pondering on life’s big questions at this time. Pray that God would use us to be witnesses of Him where ever we are to show and to tell of the hope that is in us.
Prayer for the church – Ephesians 6: 18;That Christians would be wise and discerning in how they can best help and serve during the lockdown, with love to a world in darkness, that we would be willing to be examples of Christ’s love for us by sacrificially serving our church families as well as neighbours according to their needs; for boldness, clarity, strength and upholding for our leaders. Nigel

Our trust is in the Lord
‘In His life Christ is an example showing us how to live. In His death He is a sacrifice satisfying our sins. In His resurrection a conqueror, in His ascension a King, and in His intercession a High Priest.’ Martin Luther. The word of God gives us life and hope and only God is in control. When trouble comes, mortal man tries to solve the problems by political means without God, but the answer is all in His word that never changes. If only we take the trouble to prayerfully read and believe it what a difference that would make. Bernard Penney

Our true comfort in uncertain times
Abraham was justified and declared righteous by God on the basis of his faith alone long before the Law and the ritual of circumcision were ever given to Moses. ‘And he believed the Lord, and he counted it to him as righteousness’. Genesis 15:6 (ESV). ‘For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.” Romans 4:3 (ESV) – The saved criminal on the cross believed and was justified righteous while he was dying and was in paradise with the Lord after his death. By faith we are also justified and children of Abraham, just like the justified criminal on the cross. In these uncertain times with this worldwide virus, one thing we can be certain of is that Christ’s finished work on the cross means we stand justified, wearing a white robe when we die. Does He who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you do so by works of the law or by hearing with faith — just as Abraham “believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”? Know then that it is those of faith who are the sons of Abraham. And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “In you shall all the nations be blessed.” Galatians 3:5-8 (ESV) – In Paul’s letter to the church in Galatia he writes “Does He who supplies the spirit”. The Holy Spirit came to us the moment we believed and will never leave us. Richard.

God is with us always
I would like to thank all of you for your continued support of the bus outreach through your giving and prayers. The bus, team and trustees are most grateful for your caring support. We are living in strange times and the impact on our society and our freedom to meet over the last two months is having its affect. It seems strange not to be out on the bus to witness for our Lord and Saviour. Thank God for today’s technology where through various video channels through the internet we can meet to encourage one another in our faith. One of the most difficult aspects for most of us is not being able to meet our families in person but we can pray for them. The Lord has promised to us as believers that “He will never leave us or forsake us” Hebrews 13 v 5. It is with that assurance we are able to trust Him for the future.
‘God’s people have no assurances that the dark experiences of life will be held at bay, much less that God will provide some sort of running commentary on the meaning of each day’s allotment of confusion, boredom, pain, or achievement. It is no great matter where we are, provided we see that the Lord has placed us there, and that He is with us’. John Newton.
May the Lord’s peace and blessing abide with you and those you love. Roy.

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Jun 202020
 

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John 3:16

For God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

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Charity No. 1081578 www.godpod.org.uk
SPRING 2020 NEWSLETTER

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‘Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name; by the greatness of his might and because he is strong in power, not one is missing’. Isaiah 40: 26 ESV.

Greetings
Praise the Lord for yet another wet day; let’s praise Him in it for we are alive.
I have just seen that the coronavirus has stopped the latest Bond film hmm!! It must be getting bad! People are afraid and fearful of the unknown, but we have a greater virus that people don’t seem to trouble about, called SIN and there is no medical cure. We are already dead spiritually.
EPHESIANS 2:1 says we need to be made alive by Jesus. We need to repent, turn around, stop going down the wrong road, own up to our wrong doings and not to blame our circumstances or others but “seek the Lord”. If we are in trouble ask “help Lord,” for whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. Jesus suffered far more than we ever will, but He counted it pure “joy” to make a way for us to be safe; to have peace, hope and His presence in times of trouble.
Dear reader there is nothing in this world like knowing that your sins are forgiven and starting a relationship with the living God through the finished work of the dear Lord at Calvary. We may not think we need Jesus but we most assuredly do. If we don’t allow Him to pay the price for our sins we will have to. Sin cannot enter heaven, Jesus said, “I am the way the truth and the life, no-one comes to the Father except through me” John 14: 6. Easter blessings. Mick.

Who is in control?
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus,
In 1929 A W Pink shared these words, “without a doubt a world in crisis is at hand, and every-where men are alarmed”. But God is not! He is never taken by surprise. It is no unexpected emergency which now confronts Him, for He is the one who “works all things after the counsel of His own will.” (Eph 1:11). Hence, though the world is panic stricken, the word to the believer is “fear not”! “All things” are subject to His immediate control; “All things” are moving in accord with His eternal purpose, and therefore, “all things” are “working together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose.” Excerpt from chapter 1, The Sovereignty of God.
Does anything from those sentences sound familiar in today’s context, with the current fears gripping the planet? The tabloids and news reports constantly remind us of these facts. However, God is no distant spectator but He still reigns over all! He is the same yesterday, today and forever. It is not the devil who is in control; it is not world leaders or the coronavirus, or natural forces. As in Mr Pinks day, this truth needs to be ‘thundered from every pulpit’ and declared that He is the law giver, He is the creator, He is the infinite one, He is all powerful, He is is the one who saves through Jesus our Lord! Hallelujah!

Bus Outreach Times for Each Evening
The bus ministry continues to operate 5 nights each week Monday to Friday by God’s grace. We value your ongoing prayers as we go out to each venue as seed sowers of the gospel and speak of Jesus to all who will listen.

Monday 7pm – Ryde Western gardens (Ryde Esplanade)
Tuesdays 7pm – Freshwater Moa Place Car Park
Wednesday 7pm – Wroxall Station Road Car Park
Thursday 7pm – Shanklin Main Co-op Side Car Park
Friday 6pm – Newport Church Litten Car Park

Easter Witness
This Easter we are planning to walk the cross around the island once again to promote the gospel. This will include the Good Friday street witness also at St James Square, Newport.
Please see below the schedule for the week’s activities.
– Sunday 05th April 8.30am. Start from Ryde Elim, Albert Street, Ryde, via Puckpool, Seaview, St Helens, Bembridge, Sandown, Lake, Shanklin, top of Cowleaze Hill.
– Monday 06th April 9.00am. From Cowleaze, Ventnor, Whitwell, Niton, Blackgang, Chale, Chale Green, Shorwell.
– Tuesday 07th April 9.00am. From Shorwell Church, Brighstone, Brook, Chessell, Freshwater, Totland, Yarmouth.
– Wednesday 08th April 9.00am. From Yarmouth, Shalfleet, Porchfield, Gurnard, Cowes, over floating Bridge, East Cowes.
– Thursday 09th April 9.00am am. From East Cowes, Newport, Rookley, Godshill.
– Friday 10th April 10.30am – 1.30pm – Street outreach St James Square, Newport.
– Sunday 12th April 8.00am. From Crematorium, Wootton, Binstead and finish at Ryde Elim.
If you would like to be involved then please contact by phone or email as shown at the bottom of the newsletter. Please pray for the team’s physical durability for the week but especially that there would be gospel conversations shared with wisdom and care with the view that the dear Lord would gracefully water the seeds sown.

Teaching Weekends – Paul Carter
We plan to have 4 teaching weekends again this year through the visit of Paul Carter. Below is listed the first two of these. These dates can be also seen on our website www.godpod.org.uk. Anyone is welcome to come and join with us. For more info please phone one of the team.
– Friday 27th March 7.30pm Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.
– Saturday 28th March 9.30am Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.
– Sunday 29th March 11.00am Bethany Evangelical Church, Union Street, Newport.
– Sunday 29th March 6.30pm Lake Green Mission, Percy Road, Lake.
– Friday 12th June 7.30pm Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.
– Saturday 13th June 9.30am Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.
– Sunday 14th June 10.30am Ryde Elim, Albert Street, Ryde.
– Sunday 14th June 6.30pm Ryde Elim, Albert Street, Ryde.

Our sincere thanks again to those who have continued to support the work of the bus outreach financially and prayerfully.

May God richly bless us all in His service.

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Dec 162019
 

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John 3:16

For God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

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Charity No. 1081578 www.godpod.org.uk
WINTER 2019 NEWSLETTER

Charity No. 1081578 www.godpod.org.uk

Immanuel
Greetings in the Lord Jesus, thank you all so much again for your kind support.
When wondering what to write, my heart was drawn to the role of women at this time of year, busy getting things organized for the festive season. When we look through the bible we see the courage and strength of godly women, their love, kindness, devotion, they did not drag their past disappointments around to spoil their future, unlike Jacob Marley. The good thing about Jacob was he went to warn his friend to turn away from certain destruction. So this season let us be both like Mary and Martha, spending time with Jesus and in His service.
For unto us a son is given and the government will be upon His shoulder, His name will be called Wonderful – He is Exceptional, Distinguished and without rival.
Counsellor – How better to take our troubles to the one who can look into our hearts and heal the broken hearted, leaving the chains of the past behind for He gives the right advice.
Mighty God – He is God Himself and the word became flesh and dwelt among us, Emanuel God with us.
Everlasting Father – truly our Father if we are born again, outside our time He is timeless.
Prince of peace – He gives us a peace that surpasses all understanding, a heart at peace no matter what our circumstances are. This young man is certainly worth voting for He has put His cross on the ballot paper of my heart; I trust He has yours too.
Much love in the name above all other names this Jesus of Nazareth. Mick.

A C.H.R.I.S.T.M.A.S. Meditation
This is the time we as God’s people in all nations everywhere
Celebrate the birth of Jesus who came down to us from Heaven as the
Holy child born in Bethlehem to the virgin Mary. He came from God sinless and gave us his own
Righteousness as He bore our sin so we can be forgiven. The Messiah has come to us, He is called
Immanuel, God with us; our creator who took on flesh and dwelt among us. He came to be our
Saviour; in Him we have life and we have peace with God. The prophets spoke and the scriptures
Testified of the One who was to come and the work He came to do. The star from the east guided
Magi to his place of birth, bringing gifts that portrayed his glory and holy mission. The choir of
Angels sang his praise and proclaimed the good news from the skies. The hearts of watching
Shepherds received the gospel with joy and told of the Saviour who was born into the world.
Let us also with that same believer’s joy worship our precious Lord and echo His message far and wide.

Bus Outreach Times for Each Evening
The bus ministry continues to operate 5 nights per week Monday to Friday by God’s grace.
Monday 7pm – Ryde Western gardens (Ryde Esplanade)
Tuesdays 7pm – Freshwater Moa Place Car Park
Wednesday 7pm – Wroxall Station Road Car Park
Thursday 7pm – Shanklin Main Co-op Side Car Park
Friday 6pm – Newport Church Litten Car Park

Christmas Blessings
At this time of year as we celebrate Christmas, I am always reminded of a character in Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” Mr Ebenezer Scrooge. He was described as a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner. He is visited by three ghosts who remind him of his past and what could have been, his present life and the negative affect he was having on those in need and finally he was shown his future if he did not change his ways (repent). The good news in the story is that he repented and what a difference that made! Christmas for him was no longer a “humbug”. The coming of our Saviour Jesus Christ (God in the flesh) was to give His life as a ransom for many on the cross. We can have a relationship with a loving God and Father because of Jesus and that is truly remarkable. The gift of God’s Son is the best Christmas gift ever. Whether this Christmas is a happy or sad time for us, may we know in our heart the joy of the Lord and be richly blessed by His presence. Roy.

New Year Thoughts
Yes, it really is, the year 2020 is just around the corner and will be here as soon as we can say ‘Merry Christmas.’ One thing we can say for sure is that nothing in this world stands still and things change, circumstances change and the course of our lives go through changes with every twist and turn of time. I am always aware that many people consider Christmas as just another day and the weeks just blend into one another with the daily cycle.
We do not worship a Saviour who is not familiar with the pain and suffering we often go through. He knows our weaknesses and our human frailty. He identified with us in human flesh and bore such pain unimaginable. He lost friends, He received ridicule, and He was treated unjustly. Jesus was abused, beaten and falsely accused. He knew what it was to be alone and deserted by all around him. He was familiar with anguish and tears. He experienced the full unrelenting temptations of the devil, yet without sin. The dear Lord faced hate, jealousy and murderous intent everywhere he went because he told the truth about man. Yet He held out arms of love and forgiveness to the sinner and those who were sick and destitute and poor.
He received the tax collector, the scribes, the rich, the beggars, the prostitutes, the rulers, the criminals, the fishermen and the children.
We know that Jesus ultimately gave His life for our sin at the cross of Calvary. He was born and laid in a bed of straw but this was exchanged for a crown of thorns. He suffered what was due to us though He owes us nothing, He gave himself for us. More so, He is risen from the dead and reigns forever. Let us put our trust in him, the author and finisher of our faith.

With Thanks
A sincere thank you to all those who have prayed for the Godpod and have given to the work of the bus outreach. We thank you for your continued encouragement and support. Our next newsletter will be around the beginning of March and will include details of the pending Easter outreach, teaching weekends with Paul Carter and any further updates. We thank God for Paul’s continued ministry and faithful attendance over the years and to his dear family for allowing him the time to dedicate quality time for teaching the word of God. We praise God who holds all things together. Have a Blessed Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

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Sep 132019
 

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John 3:16

For God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Jesus Christ Witness God’s Victorious Army

Charity No. 1081578 www.godpod.org.uk
AUTUMN 2019 NEWSLETTER

Charity No. 1081578 www.godpod.org.uk

Jesus is the Way
The Lord’s blessing to you all. Praise the Lord we have just finished another Chale show and it was a great blessing. We had a young person who shared with us on how difficult they found it to live at this time, and a week later a very much older person also said the same thing as he was weighed down with anxiety, guilt, shame and unforgiveness etc.
Proverbs 12v25, says “An anxious heart weights a man down but a kind word cheers him up”.
He was trying to make sense of life’s course without a pilot on board to guide him.
Proverbs 16v9, says “In his heart a man plans his course but the Lord determines his steps”.
Proverbs 20 v24 shows us “that a man’s steps are ordered by the Lord, how then can a man understand his way”. The great captain of our lives said “ I am the way.” Jesus is the answer.
1 Peter 5v7 AMP “(Casting the whole of your cares all your anxieties all your worries all your concerns once and for all) on Him (Jesus) for He cares for you affectionately and cares for you watchfully). Of course without the dear Lord leading us we are only existing in a fallen world.
So we shared the gospel with him which is the power of God unto salvation and he responded in a truly penitent way and made a good confession to God’s glory. Without your love, prayers and support we couldn’t have helped that man find the dear Lord Jesus Christ.
We share this for your encouragement and for the glory of Father, Son and Holy Spirit, all honour, glory and praise be unto them. With much love in Our dear Lord. Mick.

Bus Outreach Times for Each Evening
The bus ministry continues to operate 5 nights per week Monday to Friday by God’s grace.
Monday 7pm – Ryde Western gardens (Ryde Esplanade)
Tuesdays 7pm – Freshwater Moa Place Car Park
Wednesday 7pm – Wroxall Station Road Car Park
Thursday 7pm – Shanklin Main Co-op Side Car Park
Friday 6pm – Newport Church Litten Car Park

Teaching Weekends – Paul Carter
Listed below are the 2nd two of four remaining weekend visits this year of Paul Carter. These dates can be also seen on our website www.godpod.org.uk. Anyone is welcome to come and join with us. For more info please phone one of the team.
– Friday 13/9/19 7.30pm Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.
– Saturday 14/9/19 9.30am Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.
– Sunday 15/9/19 11.00am Bethany Evangelical Church, Union Street, Newport.
– Sunday 15/9/19 4.30pm Lake Green Mission, Percy Road, Lake.
– Friday 1/11/19 7.30pm Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.
– Saturday 2/11/19 9.30am Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.
– Sunday 3/11/19 10.30am Ryde Elim, Albert Street, Ryde.
– Sunday 3/11/19 6.30pm Ryde Elim, Albert Street, Ryde.

Gods Word brings Life
In August my wife Margaret and I celebrated our 60th Wedding Anniversary. Looking back 1959 may seem a long time ago and a lot has changed since then but not always for the better, then nearly everybody got married in Church. Back then Margaret and myself were non believers and the local vicar informed us that if we wanted him to marry us in his Church we would have to go on a six week marriage course. I was very reluctant but we went on this course. After a couple of sessions I began to enjoy the quotes from the Bible. I am convinced those words were the seeds that finally produced fruit 23 years later when I came to accept Jesus Christ as my Saviour in 1982. We have had 60 years of happily married life and been blessed with two girls. I have been a member of the team for over 20 years enjoying sharing the word of God with mainly young folks in Wroxall and Ventnor. Today due to my advancing years at 85 years old I can just about manage an hour sharing the holy word on Ryde seafront for God’s word gives life.

Sharing with others
It can be a fearful thing to contemplate sharing ones faith with someone outside of the Christian faith and maybe seem daunting or best left to those who feel called or have a natural gift of evangelism. We are all called to be witnesses in word and deed, both go together but the part of speaking to friends, colleagues or strangers, with their questions can get the better of us, but there is at the same time such a wonderful motivation to not give up, but to pursue opportunities as the dear Lord leads. Be encouraged to pray for daily opportunities. Yes, it can seem as though we would be embarrassed or ashamed to do so but we can remember that our Lord Jesus was not ashamed of us when He nailed our sins to the cross, but so loved us that he came for each one of us to be united to Him in love. The King eternal who called the heavens including every star, every atom into being is willing to be associated with each one of us even when we were in our lost state of unbelief and rebellion. We can’t force others to believe and know what we know, but we are called to speak the truth in love and what a motivation that is. I think we are all the same when it comes to being nervous about sharing the gospel, but the Lord can use any one of us however insignificant or weak we may feel in that situation. Sharing the gospel is precious seed sowing and it glorifies God to do so. It is a great opportunity also to grow in our faith and in our Christian walk. We are called to deny ourselves to follow Jesus and that is at the centre of the gospel. It is always worth it and who knows; sometimes people do get saved when God waters that precious seed. Amen.

Gods Provision
Genesis 8 v 22 is Father God’s promise “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer and day and night shall not cease”. It is always good to give thanks for His provision and promise especially at this time of year. We can appreciate the fulfilment of His word when we see the abundance at harvest time . May we always be thankful for His gracious supply and trust Him for the future.
Every blessing Roy

We thank you for your continued encouragement and support.

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Jun 282019
 

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John 3:16

For God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Jesus Christ Witness God’s Victorious Army

Charity No. 1081578 www.godpod.org.uk
SUMMER 2019 NEWSLETTER

Charity No. 1081578 www.godpod.org.uk

Greetings
Once again I am very grateful to the dear Lord for allowing me the strength to complete the Easter walk this year. It’s by God’s grace that we were allowed to leave the Cross with members of the general public at various locations overnight. We were grateful, after a gruelling walk from Shanklin to Chale that a member of the public refreshed us with drink and food “for the least in the Kingdom”. We carried the Cross as witness for the price Jesus paid for our sins. The word of God teaches that we are born into sin, Psalm 51v5 (no parent has to teach their child to misbehave we have to teach them to behave). Everyone must turn away from that rebellious nature and turn to the Lord Jesus Christ who paid the price or we suffer the consequences Romans 2v5&6 (storing up God’s wrath).
John Newton wrote:-

SIN AND IT’S CURE
The worst of all disease, Is light compared with sin;
On every part it seizes, But rages most within.
Tis palsy, plague, and fever, And madness all combined;
And none but a believer, The least relief can find.

From men great skill professing, I thought a cure to gain,
But this proved more distressing, And added to my pain.
Some said that nothing ailed me, Some gave me up for lost;
Thus every refuge failed me, And all my hopes were crossed.

At length the Great Physician, How matchless in His grace,
Accepted my petition, And undertook my case.
First gave me sight to view Him -, For sin my eyes had sealed;
Then bid me LOOK unto Him! I looked, and I was healed.

Every blessing Mick

Obeying The Signs
I have noticed when walking or driving that the speed signs are often ignored. The mandatory signs have been installed to safe guard all users of our highways. The scriptures also are there to warn us to remain on the narrow way that leads to life and yet how often do we ignore them at our cost, John Bunyan’s Pilgrims Progress illustrates this very well. Jesus said of Himself that “He is the Way, the Truth and the Life”. If we follow Him then whatever the road of life brings we will always be safe in the Lord. Every blessing. Roy

Bus Outreach Times for Each Evening
The bus ministry continues to operate 5 nights per week Monday to Friday (by God’s grace).
Monday 7pm – Ryde Western gardens (Ryde Esplanade)
Tuesdays 7pm – Freshwater Moa Place Car Park
Wednesday 7pm – Wroxall Station Road Car Park
Thursday 7pm – Shanklin Main Co-op Side Car Park
Friday 6pm – Newport Church Litten Car Park

Teaching Weekends – Paul Carter
Listed below are two more weekend visits this year of Paul Carter. These dates can be also seen on our website www.godpod.org.uk. Anyone is welcome to come and join with us.
For more info please phone one of the team.

– Friday 13/9/19 7.30pm Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.
– Saturday 14/9/19 9.30am Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.
– Sunday 15/9/19 11.00am Bethany Evangelical Church, Union Street, Newport.
– Sunday 15/9/19 4.30pm Lake Green Mission, Percy Road, Lake.
– Friday 1/11/19 7.30pm Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.
– Saturday 2/11/19 9.30am Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.
– Sunday 3/11/19 10.30am Ryde Elim, Albert Street, Ryde.
– Sunday 3/11/19 6.30pm Ryde Elim, Albert Street, Ryde.

Christ Crucified
Paul was a highly-trained student of the Old Testament writings, Jewish law, and of logic and rhetoric; and evidently he was conversant in Roman law as well. When preaching the gospel, however, he focused on the message itself and the power of God, and not on rhetorical techniques of persuasion. 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 (KJV) ‘And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellence of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God’.

Further event dates
The bus team are looking forward to attending once again two of the Isle of Wight main family shows. The first will be at the Chale Show at the Military Road site on the weekend of 3/8/19 & 4/8/19; then at the Wolverton Manor show just outside of Shorwell for the weekend of 31/8/19 and 1/9/19. We will have our bus on site and also our marquee for face painting, children’s activities, book stall and “bric a brac” for sale. Our main purpose is of course to represent our dear Lord and to give out tracts as we are lead. Please pray for us that our witness will bear fruit.

We thank you for your continued encouragement and support.

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