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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Summer 2014 NEWSLETTER
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‘Seeing then that we have a Great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathise with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace in our time of need.’ – Hebrews 4: 14-16.
Greetings in the Lord,
Easter seems a long way off now, but this year four of us walked the cross and what a blessed time it was, I thank all those who gave their time, treasure and talent in allowing all of us to bring glory to God our Father through the Lord Jesus Christ in the unity of the Holy Spirit.
The next celebration is Pentecost in the churches calendar, but surely to the born again, Pentecost is every day. I take a quote from the great Mr Spurgeon,
‘O gracious Spirit to be ruled and governed by thine divine authority, so that nothing false or sinful may reign in our hearts, least it extend its malignant influence to our daily walk with men, that we may see many added to our numbers for the glory of heaven’s sake.’
As the song goes,
‘…To tell of the Christ who died for us,…’
Every Blessing, Mick.
We know well that there is no mission without prayer, which God has ordained for His people as Christ’s ambassadors, namely, every blood purchased child of God. What part of life; which part of the world is not included under the need of this calling?
Prayer is the bedrock for the great spiritual battlefield that we are engaged in, from our own daily walk, our families, and the work of the gospel in the mission field far and near. We know through the word, that God works through the continual fervent prayer of His covenant people in this world, according to His will. What an ultimate privilege it remains that we can approach the throne of grace corporately and in our individual closet, drawing near to God in the Spirit.
If today you are feeling weak, and pressed down by circumstances and the world, then we encourage you not to lose heart but sit at the Master’s feet yet still. Cast your burdens there as you cannot carry them, but He can and has. It is Christ’s victory and power that we stand in. Also God the Father will not turn away His elect who cry out to Him continually. Bless the Lord!
‘The great antidote to anxiety is to come to God in prayer. We are to pray about everything. Nothing is too big for Him to handle and nothing too small to escape His attention.’ – Jerry Bridges.
If anyone would like to join the prayer clock to pray a 15 minute prayer slot or more per day, then please contact Dave Sibley on:- 854903 / 07967912226 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teaching Weekend – Paul Carter
We are thankful for the continuing visits of Paul to the island for these studies and sharing of the gospel with different fellowships. Our last occasion was in March when Paul covered the subject ’Providence of God.’ We look forward to what is in store for our next meetings. We also realise that these times are not there just to make up time on the calendar but continually challenging, stretching our minds understanding, as well as a real source of blessing. We pray that the Holy Spirit will illuminate His word to us anew as we welcome Paul over this weekend. Anyone is welcome to come and join in with us. For more info please phone one of the team.
Friday 20/06/2014 7.30pm Lake Green Mission, Percy Road, Sandown
Saturday 21/06/2014 9.30am Lake Green Mission, Percy Road, Sandown
Sunday 22/6/2014 11.30am Ryde Elim at Garfield Road Methodist Church
Sunday 22/6/2014 6.45pm Bethany Evangelical Church, Union Street, Newport
We are thankful to the dear Lord for His provision in that we have a new place to keep the Godpod bus. Our thanks also go to the trustees at Carisbrooke Priory for making the grounds available for this purpose and for storage. We have had to move location due to development of the original parking place that was available through the kindness of a local business.
This year there have been a number of faults with the vehicle, so it has meant being off the streets far more than expected. We however press on and seek to be out again as soon as it is possible, “God willing”. It does seem strange not being out in the evenings at present.
In one way it teaches us that we are not indispensable, but God uses those who are available to Him and any work is not worth anything unless the Lord is in it! We however continue to seek God’s guidance as to His leading and purpose. We do thank God for His provision and calling that He lays on our hearts for Christian witness on our streets. The burden we have is always to share the knowledge that Jesus came to seek and save that which is lost and this is the motivation in which we stand. He saved us and made Himself known when we were lost and hostile to His loving-kindness in unbelief. I read a quote very recently that says it another way,
‘God just doesn’t throw a life preserver to a drowning person. He goes to the bottom of the sea and pulls a corpse from the bottom of the sea, takes him up on the bank, breathes into him the breath of life and makes him alive.’ – RC Sproul.
The Lord willing, we look forward to seeing friends old and new at the summer shows through-out August.
May the Lord’s grace abide with you and your loved ones.
From the Team and Trustees.
Trust Office: 5, Kestrel Way Carisbrooke Newport Isle of Wight PO30 5GR. Phone 01983 524432.
Email address email@example.com
Board of Trustees: Chairman Mr Gordon Holmes.Vice Chairman Rev Andy Yorke.
Secretary Mrs Heather Woodfield. Treasurer Mr Roy Moul. Mr Bernard Penney. Mr Nigel Ventress. Team Leader Mr Michael Hunter. Prayer Co-ordinators David and Lin Sibley.