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 2016 NEWSLETTER
Charity No. 1081578 www.godpod.org.uk
‘Even the sparrow has found a home, And the swallow a nest for herself,
Where she may lay her young— Even Your altars, O LORD of hosts,
My King and my God. Blessed are those who dwell in Your house;
They will still be praising You. Selah’ – Psalm 84: 3,4. NKJV.
Here we are again, another season, what a joy it is to see the blue tits doing their acrobatics, cleaning the under sides of the trees and shrubs of insects and grubs, also Mr and Mrs Blackbird both feeding and caring for their young and a delight to hear their wonderful song in the evening.
It made me think of the love and care bestowed upon us by our gracious God and Father. “Every good and blessed thing comes from the Father of lights in whom there is no changing or turning”, so we too can sing “Blessed assurance Jesus is mine”, the bread of life. We have the warmth from the Holy Spirit to comfort us and also bringing the seed of God’s word to us in season. Thank Him for His kindness. Easter week was a real fruitful time spent with the dear Lord.
Our attendance at the Bembridge Street Fair on the spring bank holiday looked doubtful owing to electrical problems with our bus. We thank the dear Lord that it was fixed in a timely manner.
Bus Outreach Times for Each Evening
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 Clock Update
Thank you for all your continued prayer support. There are still empty time slots needing to be filled. We would appreciate prayer for all the venues that we visit including the shows that we attend throughout the year. If you feel that you would like to take a prayer time slot then please contact Dave Sibley on 854903 or email. firstname.lastname@example.org. Having full time prayer is greatly needed and it is a vital part of the work we do.
Don’t Give Up
This time of year for me is always full of promise. We see in nature new growth and new life being created. The thrill of sowing seeds and seeing the little seedlings popping up is a great joy. Again the scriptural promise is being fulfilled that “seed time and harvest will continue while the earth remains”. We are also reminded that the Church was given birth at Pentecost by the promised Holy Spirit. We are commanded to go and share our faith in the power and wisdom of the Holy Spirit. There has always been opposition but this should not deter us. New life in Christ Jesus, the salvation of our souls is the most precious gift we can receive. We must not give up praying for those who need the gospel. There is great rejoicing in heaven when someone is “born again” may we be faithful in sharing our faith.
Every blessing Roy
Sharing the Word
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” 2Timothy 3 : 16 KJV.
The Church and all the saints of God everywhere need the truth of God’s word. Lost souls certainly need to hear God’s word. Satan has tried to bar it, burn it, banish it or even add to it but cannot remove it’s influence on this earth.
As the bus team talk and share the good news from the scriptures, we are amazed at some of the odd interpretations and responses to the word of God, which in all reality the deceits have been sown by the enemy himself. Even believers can be deceived into false doctrine and be lead away from believing that Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation and eternal life. We will by God’s grace continue to share the truth of the Gospel and trust in the power of God, for we know that at the final outcome Jesus will triumph.
Bernard Penney -Trustee
Looking to Jesus
There are often times when we all reflect on our lives, looking back and comparing where we are now. So many changes have shaped the course of our lives. We also may ponder as to what shape the future may unfold as it is an unchartered course. There is a well known hymn that says “Whatever my lot thou hast taught me to say; “It is well with my soul.”
“Whatever waters we face, whether calm or storm, we know that we have a faithful Saviour who gave Himself for us and is in the boat of life with us. He is the same yesterday, today and forever and doesn’t change with circumstances or the seasons. He never abandons His own! ‘Even if we are too weak to hang on to Jesus, He is strong enough to hang on to us. Even though we may not be able to face tomorrow, Jesus has already passed through death to the other side and has taken away death’s sting for us.’ – Michael Horton.
We know in our hearts that there is no room for pride in thinking we can make our own way without Him and trusting in His word. We may feel that we are inadequate or on the other extreme thinking that God cannot use us and we are no good to Him. Christian, be encouraged that our dear Father has not finished with you and has promised to complete the work He has begun. The Lord has set His seal on you in love and adopted you into His heavenly family. No going back! Each of His blood bought ones are a walking miracle of grace. Hallejuah! What a precious Lord we serve.
We are looking forward to the summer shows at Chale and Wolverton Manor. We have just been to the Bembridge street fair and the Lord kindly provided a lovely day for sowing His gospel. We press on to another season the Lord willing, “looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” -Hebrews 12:2.
May the Lord bless each of you and your loved ones – the Team & Trustees.