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.

 Posted by at 1:42 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
SPRING 2020 NEWSLETTER

Charity No. 1081578 www.godpod.org.uk

‘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.

 Posted by at 1:38 pm
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.

Jesus Christ Witness God’s Victorious Army

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.

 Posted by at 5:40 pm
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.

 Posted by at 4:49 pm
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.

 Posted by at 4:05 pm
Mar 152019
 

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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
SPRING 2019 NEWSLETTER

Charity No. 1081578 www.godpod.org.uk

Greetings
The Lord’s grace and peace to you all,
It is 17/2/19 @ 5.45am in a hotel and awoken by a fire alarm going off. After going around in a circle a few times my head settled down enough to put on some clothes and make our way to the assembly point. A lady asked “what is all the noise about”, we said it was the fire alarm going off and so she went back into her room.
At the assembly point we were shocked to find only a handful of people out of about 250 people in the hotel as they never responded to the warning and sadly a great many today aren’t responding to the warning. Our God is indeed a consuming fire. Hebrews 12:29.
He has graciously given His Son to be the fire chief of our salvation; the cross is the assembly point where no smoke or flames can touch us, for He truly is the fountain of life. We pray that many will respond to the Lord this Easter. To God be the glory through His Son by the blessed Holy Spirit.
Much love in the Glorious Trinity, Mick.

Bus Outreach Times for Each Evening
The bus ministry continues to operate 5 nights per 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 people. If you would like to support in prayer then email Dave Sibley on dave_lin@hotmail.com or phone 01983 854903.
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 Outreach

This Easter is a little later and we will be planning to walk the cross around the island once again as a witness. This will include the Good Friday street witness also at St James Square, Newport. Please see below for the schedule for the week’s activities.
– Sunday 14th April 8.30am. Start from Ryde Elim, Albert Street, Ryde, via Puckpool, Seaview, St Helens, Bembridge, Sandown, Lake, Shanklin, top of Cowleaze Hill.
– Monday 15th April 9.00am. From Cowleaze, Ventnor, Whitwell, Niton, Blackgang, Chale, Chale Green, Shorwell.
– Tuesday 16th April 9.00am. From Shorwell Church, Brighstone, Brook, Chessell, Freshwater, Totland, Yarmouth.
– Wednesday 17th April 9.00am. From Yarmouth, Shalfleet, Porchfield, Gurnard, Cowes, over floating Bridge, East Cowes.
– Thurs 18th April 9.00am am. From East Cowes, Newport, Rookley, Godshill.
– Friday 19th April 10.30am – 1.30pm – Street outreach St James Square, Newport.
– Sunday 21st 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 detailed below.

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 29/3/19 7.30pm Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.
– Saturday 30/3/19 9.30am Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.
– Sunday 31/3/19 11.00am Bethany Evangelical Church, Union Street, Newport.
– Sunday 31/3/19 6.30pm Lake Green Mission, Percy Road, Lake.
– Friday 7/6/19 7.30pm Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.
– Saturday 8/6/19 9.30am Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.
– Sunday 9/6/19 10.30am Ryde Elim, Albert Street, Ryde.
– Sunday 9/6/19 6.30pm Ryde Elim, Albert Street, Ryde.

Facing Life’s Difficulties

Thank God that we have the promise from the scriptures in the latter part of Hebrews 13 verse 5 “Not at all will I leave you, not at all will I forsake you, never”(MKJV). This is a tremendous promise as we face each day life’s difficulties. At this present time there are so many we know personally facing major health issues. We of course commit them to our dear Lord’s care and pray that His will be done. There is another promise that we can hold onto found in Romans 8 verse 28 “ And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose”(MKJV). Are all things good? Of course not, but all things in Him can be worked for our good and that is our hope.
With every blessing in Christ. Roy.

Anguish of Jesus
Luke 22:41-44 KJV – ‘And he was withdrawn from them about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, Saying, “Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine be done”. And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground’. – Luke tells us of the anguish of Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane. Jesus was subservient to the Father , but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t fully God as well as fully man. I’m subservient to my manager at work and I do what she tells me to do. Although I’m subservient to her I’m also human like she is, her being my manager doesn’t change our essence, and we’re both human. In the same way, Jesus being subservient to the Father doesn’t change their essence, they are both God. Father sent an angel to comfort and strengthen Jesus to help him face the ordeal ahead. Luke, being a physician would most probably have been interested in Jesus sweating blood. Sweating blood is a very real condition called Hematidrosis. Hematidrosis is a condition in which capillary blood vessels that feed the sweat glands rupture, causing them to exude blood, occurring under conditions of extreme physical or emotional stress. The stress Jesus felt in the garden is beyond our comprehension. The fall of mankind began in a garden and part of our redemption also featured a garden. The King took our punishment and deserves our love, thanks and worship. Every blessing, Richard.

We thank you for your continued encouragement and support.

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Dec 152018
 

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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 2018 NEWSLETTER

Charity No. 1081578 www.godpod.org.uk

Christmas Greetings
This prophecy of the Messiah’s birthplace Micah 5 v 2, was fulfilled in Luke 2 v 4-7.
The evidence of biblical prophecy is the answer to many sceptics’, as to the unspeakable treasures we have in the scripture dates found in the Old testament that can be authenticated. We must keep in mind that the knowledge of the bible’s inspiration will not in itself bring a sinner to the foot of the cross. There must also be a knowledge of sin, and we must like Paul persuade people concerning the Lord Jesus Christ from both the law of Moses and the Prophets (Acts 28v23) and pray that the Holy Spirit will convict of sin that may lead to the lost being born again. May they experience this wonderful gift of this child born unto us.
May the joy of this event be yours.
Every blessing Mick

Bus Outreach Times for Each Evening
The bus ministry continues to operate 5 nights per 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 precious gospel of Jesus Christ our Lord. If you would like to support in prayer then email Dave Sibley on dave_lin@hotmail.com or phone 01983 854903.

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

Prayer
– Many people may go to a church service only for this time of year to enjoy the traditional aspects of the season. Pray that such as these would meet with the Lord and that the nativity story would be revealed in their hearts and lives as to the meaning of our Lord Jesus Christ’s advent and what He came to do.
– Christmas may not mean much anymore to a great deal of folk, to them it is just another day. This may be due to the effects of life experience, grieving loss or serious life changing events. Pray for the love and mercy of God to reach them as only the dear Lord knows how. He may use each of us to be that source of Christian love and witness.
– Pray for the gospel message to be heard despite the commercialisation of this holiday time and the torrent of the seasonal rush.
– Please pray for the team as we go into another year of ministry on the streets.

Christmas to New Year
When I was out shopping the other day I heard a radio discussion about Christmas time and an estimate was stated as to the percentage of unwanted presents there will be this year that will remain unused or end up in charity shops or ebay etc. That is a reminder in one way how the greatest gift of all is treated. Many will disclaim the relevance for them or reject the offer of the gospel. Yet while there is time the gospel must still be proclaimed so we press on and remain available to bring the message of Jesus to those around us.
As we go into the New Year we will be planning for our Easter time of outreach when the team will be walking the cross during Holy week ending on Easter Sunday. Good Friday will be a time of street witness. Perhaps some of you reading this may wish to participate for a day or a small leg of the walk. The schedule for the week is as outlined below.

Sunday 14th April 2019 8.30am. Start from Ryde Elim, Albert Street, Ryde, via Puck-pool, Seaview, St Helens, Bembridge, Sandown, Lake, Shanklin, top of Cowleaze Hill.

-Monday 15th April 2019 9.00am. From Cowleaze, Ventnor, Whitwell, Niton, Blackgang, Chale, Chale Green, Shorwell.

Tuesday 16th April 2019 9.00am. From Shorwell Church, Brighstone, Brook, Chessell, Freshwater, Totland, Yarmouth.

-Wednesday 17th April 2019 9.00am. From Yarmouth, Shalfleet, Porchfield, Gurnard, Cowes, over floating Bridge, East Cowes.

-Thurs 18th April 2019 9.00am am. From East Cowes, Newport, Rookley, Godshill.

-Friday 19th April 2019 10.30am – 1.30pm
– Street outreach St James Square, Newport.

-Sunday 21st April 2019 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 detailed below.

Some Christmas Reminders
May the Christmas cheer remind you of Him who said “Be of good cheer”
May the Christmas bell remind you of the glorious proclamation of His birth.
May the Christmas carols remind you of the song the angels sang “Glory to God in the highest”.
May the Christmas season remind you in every way of Jesus Christ our King.

As we approach the end of another year it is good to give thanks for the Lord’s blessing and provision. We thank you for your prayer and financial support for this outreach. Our greatest joy comes from those who come to know the Lord Jesus Christ and His salvation.
May the dear Lord truly bless you whatever your circumstances.
Roy
We thank you for your continued encouragement and support.

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Dec 152018
 

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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 2018 NEWSLETTER

Charity No. 1081578 www.godpod.org.uk

Greetings
I thank The Lord for upholding us according to His word and allowing us to witness once again, taking up the cross and walking around the Island Easter week.
On Good Friday we were singing in Newport open air underneath the arches when 3 young people came over to us with 6 cold drinks that they had bought with their money. I asked why had they done it and they said because they wanted to. What a blessing with tender hearts like that, it would have been wrong not to share the word of God with them, “Giving the least a cold drink.”
Also what a blessing to be able to join with Churches together, singing praises to the Glorious God Head. Every Blessing, Mick.

Bus Outreach Times for Each Evening
The bus ministry continues to operate 5 nights per week Monday to Friday by God’s grace.

Mondays 7pm – Ryde Western gardens (Ryde Esplanade)
Tuesdays 7pm – Freshwater Moa Place Car Park
Wednesdays 7pm – Wroxall Station Road Car Park
Thursdays 7pm – Shanklin Main Co-op Side Car Park
Fridays 6pm – Newport Church Litten Car Park

A Royal Wedding
John 2:11 Amplified Bible (AMP) ‘This, the first of His signs (attesting miracles), Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and revealed His glory [displaying His deity and His great power openly], and His disciples believed [confidently] in Him [as the Messiah—they adhered to, trusted in, and relied on Him]’.
With the recent royal wedding occurring, I thought of the wedding in Cana. By attending, Jesus stamped his approval on the marriage covenant between a man and woman.- Genesis 2:24, Amplified Bible (AMP) ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and shall be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh’.
During the wedding feast the wine ran out. Jesus did something only God can do. He changed the molecular composition of matter, the water became wine. The wine was good. God’s timing is always perfect and Jesus, knowing the wine would run out, displayed for the first time his glory. Jesus changed the water into wine. In the same way he changes a hard heart into a soft heart. Those who know the Lord can attest to this miracle of transformation. We’ve all been invited to a wedding feast (Matthew 22). Some will refuse to attend but that doesn’t mean we don’t hand out the invites. Only the Lord knows who will attend, and as his workers let’s tell about this wonderful wedding feast when the opportunity arises. – Every blessing Richard.

Prayer
Thank you every one for your continued prayers, please continue praying for myself, Mick and my daughter Shannon who is in need of prayer for her health. Also for the upcoming shows that we take the bus out to, and the ladies who do a fantastic job face painting. There are still spaces needing to be filled on the prayer clock. God bless, Dave & Lin.
Pray for the work of the gospel on the island and the church. Pray for those who minister the good news and teach the word. Pray for our institutions and all of those who hold office and in authority. Pray that the life giving message of Jesus would be revealed on this isle amidst the prevailing culture and against the tide of unbelief. God can open hearts through his Spirit. Pray for all of Gods people to have the wisdom and boldness with God given opportunities to share with those the dear Lord may put in our path in love.

If you would like to know how to pray for the bus outreach please contact Dave & Lin Sibley by email on dave_lin@hotmail.com or phone 01983 854903.

Teaching Weekends – Paul Carter
This year Paul has completed 2 of the 4 weekends. Below is listed the second 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 21/09/2018 7.30pm Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.
– Saturday 22/09/2018 9.30am Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.
– Sunday 23/09/2018 11.00am Bethany Evangelical Church, Union Street, Newport.
– Sunday 23/09/2018 6.30pm Lake Green Mission, Percy Road, Lake.
– Friday 02/11/2018 7.30pm Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.
– Saturday 03/11/2018 9.30am Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.
– Sunday 04/11/2018 10.30am Ryde Elim, Albert Street, Ryde.
– Sunday 04/11/2018 6.30pm Ryde Elim, Albert Street, Ryde.

This Summer Shows
For many years now we have had the wonderful opportunity of attending two of the island summer shows. We intend (lord willing) to be at the Chale show early August and the Wolverton Manor show in early September. We set up a marquee with the intention of sharing the gospel in a more relaxed way. We provide face painting, children’s craft, a book stall and a bric-a-brac stall. Both shows give an invaluable opportunity to give out tracts, but more importantly time to have conversations. We would appreciate your prayer support and would love to see you should you attend.
Every blessing, Roy.

A Walking Challenge – Fundraising
Over the 19th to 23rd of June I will be walking around the Isle of Wight coastal path to raise funds for the Christian Institute who are dedicated Christian charity who defend Christian truth in the public arena especially where Christian freedoms and teaching of the bible is eroded in society. They provide legal help to those affected and face court action due to Christian conscience. Their website is www.christian.org.uk.
Perhaps you could consider giving to this important work using secure giving page at www.give.net/Wightpathwalk. Type the web address into your internet browser and you will be able to go straight to my page. The giving page will be still active after the week for a while yet.
God Bless, Nigel.

May God Bless you and your loved ones always.

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Dec 152018
 

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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 2018 NEWSLETTER

Charity No. 1081578 www.godpod.org.uk

Greetings
Much love to you all in the dear Lords name.
We often hear people blame (the enemy) the d***l whose name I will not give pen to for tribulation.
When God uses this very instrument to fulfil His will for our lives, God takes us through the fire not to burn us but to purify us,
He takes us through the waters not to drown us but to wash us and when the waters are rough. He’s in the boat with us.
When we understand that the dear Lord chastens those He loves, this enables us to endure trials.
Psalm 119:71 – ‘It is good for me that I have been afflicted that I may learn your statutes.
Loving Father through your gracious Holy Spirit would you please teach us good judgment, wise and right discernment and knowledge for we have believed (trusted, relied on and clung to your word) (commandments)’ – AMP version.

Bus Outreach Times for Each Evening
The bus ministry continues to operate 5 nights per week Monday to Friday by God’s grace.

Mondays 7pm – Ryde Western gardens (Ryde Esplanade)
Tuesdays 7pm – Freshwater Moa Place Car Park
Wednesdays 7pm – Wroxall Station Road Car Park
Thursdays 7pm – Shanklin Main Co-op Side Car Park
Fridays 6pm – Newport Church Litten Car Park

Prayer Points
Pray for all of those that visit the bus in the evenings that. Please pray that there would be fruitful conversations that are gospel lead with wisdom and care.
Pray that the dear Lord would graciously open people’s hearts to the message of hope in the gospel and those that do come to the Lord and added to Gods family that they would be protected from the devils schemes, grow in Christ and would be able to continue in Christian fellowship.
Also pray for guidance for the team & trust going forward into the future with this outreach work that we would continue in the will of God for us as long as God desires us to go out.
Pray that the Lord of the harvest would continue to send out labourers into his harvest field and for the reception of God’s Word in the land.
If you could further pray for Mick and Dave in the team for healing and restoration as regards their ongoing health needs.

If you would like to know how to pray for the bus outreach please contact Dave & Lin Sibley by email on dave_lin@hotmail.com or phone 01983 854903.

Harvest-time
In Genesis 8 verse 22 it says “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease”. What a wonderful promise from our Heavenly Father who continues to sustain our planet day by day. It’s on record that we have had an exceptional summer with such a long dry spell. Without rain our crops would wither and die and as we have witnessed we are more prone to wildfires and the destruction they bring. This reminds me that there is truly a famine in the land for the word of God! We have fallen far away spiritually and morally as a Nation from God’s best. There is a spiritual dryness and only our God can bring times of refreshing so there is an urgent need to pray for God’s mercy to be shown rather than His righteous anger. He is a God who will fulfil all His promises because He is just.
Every Blessing, Roy.

Teaching Weekends – Paul Carter
This year Paul has completed 2 of the 4 weekends. Below is listed the second 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 21/09/2018 7.30pm Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.
– Saturday 22/09/2018 9.30am Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.
– Sunday 23/09/2018 11.00am Bethany Evangelical Church, Union Street, Newport.
– Sunday 23/09/2018 6.30pm Lake Green Mission, Percy Road, Lake.
– Friday 02/11/2018 7.30pm Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.
– Saturday 03/11/2018 9.30am Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.
– Sunday 04/11/2018 10.30am Ryde Elim, Albert Street, Ryde.
– Sunday 04/11/2018 6.30pm Ryde Elim, Albert Street, Ryde.

Gods Faithfulness
“He hath said, I will never leave thee nor forsake thee” Hebrews 8: 5.
Here is a promise that provides a balm to every wound and a quieting for every downcast spirit, as well as for every child of God with whatever situation one is in or whatever circumstance prevails. The promise is sure because ‘He hath said…’ Just as He said ‘Let there be light and there was light.’ God spoke and it came into being, so He has spoken in his communion with His people that He would never leave them. In every changing scene of life the dear Lord will remain true to His loving promises always.
Are you facing adversity or have been facing uncertainty, or find yourself as it were in unchartered territory, alone, bereaved or broken? Then rest your head on his breast this very hour and cast your burdens upon the king of kings.
Are you feeling ineffective, unfruitful, crushed by temptation? Is there any limit to our Heavenly Father to help? Will He pass by those whom His beloved Son has purchased and leave us to ourselves? There may be times that bring what seems a frowning providence but yet still God works out still all things for good for those who love Him , who are called according to His promise (Romans 8: 28). He says,’ I will never leave thee nor forsake thee’!
‘ For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal’. 2 Corinthians 4: 16-18.
May God Bless you and your loved ones always.

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Mar 102018
 

 

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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
SPRING 2018 NEWSLETTER

Charity No. 1081578 www.godpod.org.uk

Greetings
May the Dear Lord bless you this Easter. It seems only 5 minutes ago we were celebrating the birth of our dear Lord and here we are now preparing to walk the “Walk of Witness” as our dear Lord commanded us, “You shall be my witnesses. ” I am in my 74th year so I don’t know how many more years the Lord will allow me! We walk as a reminder that without the shedding of blood there can be no remission for sin, safety, security or salvation and no escape from God’s Holy wrath. We pray that our heavenly Father will have mercy on the weather as He orders all things. We all serve a great God and Father through the Lord Jesus Christ in the strength of the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever. Much love Mick.

Bus Outreach Times for Each Evening
The bus ministry continues to operate 5 nights per week Monday to Friday by God’s grace.

Mondays 7pm – Ryde Western gardens (Ryde Esplanade)
Tuesdays 7pm – Freshwater Moa Place Car Park
Wednesdays 7pm – Wroxall Station Road Car Park
Thursdays 7pm – Shanklin Main Co-op Side Car Park
Fridays 6pm – Newport Church Litten Car Park

From Richard
John 20:24-25 – (NKJV) – “Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said to him, “We have seen the Lord.” So he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.”
With Easter coming there is so much in scripture to ponder regarding the crucifixion of Jesus. The fulfilment of numerous scriptures from the Old Testament that came true is one. The thief who was crucified next to Jesus and his salvation is another. The main thing though is the price paid in full by Jesus. His death and resurrection gives us hope, turning God’s righteous wrath from us onto the cross at Calvary. There is so much I could write about but let me finish by writing of Thomas. Doubting Christians have two things that doubting Thomas did not have—the indwelling Holy Spirit and the written New Testament. By the power of both the Spirit and the Word, we can overcome doubts and, like Thomas, be prepared to follow our Lord and Saviour and give our all for Him. – Every blessing Richard.

Prayer
It is fairly safe to say in all likelihood that we would not ever expect to be invited to Buckingham Palace in our lifetime to have tea and a chat with the queen. One thing as Christians that is promised in gracious certainty is that we each can draw near to have an audience with the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week with an open invitation. Praise the Lord!
Philippians 4:6-7 (NKJV) – ‘Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus’.
1 Timothy 2:1-3 (NKJV) – ‘Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, interces-sions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour.’
If you would like to know how to pray for the bus outreach please contact Dave & Lin Sibley by email on dave_lin@hotmail.com or phone 01983 854903.

Easter Outreach
The Easter holidays are nearly on us once again and we look forward to this year’s ‘Walk of Wit-ness’ as we carry the cross around the island as a team. 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 25th March to Easter Sunday 1st April with a rest day on Saturday March 31st. On Good Friday we will be engaged in street outreach at St James Square, Newport. For our walk route and the schedule for the week please refer to the events page on our Website www.godpod.org.uk.

 

Teaching Weekends – Paul Carter
This year Paul once more is visiting the island for 4 weekends. 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 06/04/2018 7.30pm Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.
– Saturday 07/04/2018 9.30am Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.
– Sunday 08/04/2018 11.00am Bethany Evangelical Church, Union Street, Newport.
– Sunday 08/04/2018 6.30pm Lake Green Mission, Percy Road, Lake.
– Friday 01/06/2018 7.30pm Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.
– Saturday 02/06/2018 9.30am Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.
– Sunday 03/06/2018 10.30am Ryde Elim, Albert Street, Ryde.
– Sunday 03/06/2018 6.30pm Ryde Elim, Albert Street, Ryde.

Thoughts for Easter
With Easter fast approaching we will be reflecting on our dear Lord’s great sacrifice taking that cup of God’s wrath fully on Himself. Our Lord Jesus cried out “My God, My God why hast thou forsaken me”?He took our punishment that we might be saved and know the mercy of God. This Easter can be truly a great time of witness to the glorious news of the gospel. We must pray that opportunities will not be lost and for all those involved with public witness to our Saviour’s redeeming work. Christ has risen!
Every blessing. Roy

May God Bless you and your loved ones always.

Trust Office: 5, Kestrel Way Carisbrooke Newport Isle of Wight PO30 5GR. Phone 01983 524432.
Email address roy.moul@googlemail.com
Board of Trustees: Chairman Mr Ken Pettinger. Secretary Mrs Heather Woodfield. Treasurer Mr Roy Moul.
Trustees: Mr Bernard Penney. Mr Nigel Ventress.
Team Leader Mr Michael Hunter. Prayer Co-ordinators David and Lin Sibley.

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