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 2016 NEWSLETTER
Charity No. 1081578 www.godpod.org.uk
Christmas a time for joy and a time for sorrow
As we reflect on this season of the year we are most grateful that God sent His Son into the world to save us sinners. To think that Jesus Christ the Son of God should condescend and humble Himself to come as the scriptures tell us, this should fill our hearts with gratitude and awe. We have much to be thankful for in times of joy and in sorrow. There will be for many this year an empty space made by the loss of a loved one or a friend and maybe circumstances are challenging too. May the peace and comfort from knowing the Lord be our strength. Hebrews 13 verse 5 says” I will never leave you or forsake you”. This is the promise we can truly rely upon, not only now but also for the unknown future.
Thank you to all who support this outreach through giving and prayer, we are most grateful to the Lord for your standing with us.
Every blessing Roy
Christmas joke: – What’s different about the Christmas alphabet? There’s Noel.
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 as part of the prayer clock then email Dave Sibley on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01983 854903.
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
Word from Bernard
In the latter times some shall depart from the faith giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils. 1 Timothy 4:1.
One of the enduring factors of the Holy Bible is that it has the answer to every human problem. God’s principles stand sure and are timeless statements of biblical truth that are just as true today as they were in Timothy’s day two thousand years ago!!
The bus team go throughout this Island with the task of sharing the truth of God’s word. We pray this truth may bring someone to Christ. We will continue to witness to that word in 2017 by God’s leading and trusting Him who alone can bring the harvest to fruition. Best wishes for the New Year.
By the grace of God we are looking forward to 2017 faithfully continuing to witness at the various shows, walking the cross at Easter and attending our nightly venues. With each year that goes there is a danger of allowing repetition to become the norm. . So we take a fresh approach to witness and to be available for what God has called us to do for as long as he requires. This of course depends on His calling and the strength to enable us to keep going. We must not diminish our responsibility to making Jesus known in our community.
We never know who the Lord is preparing to hear of His redemptive love for themselves. We also endeavour to encourage fellow believers who feel burdened to place their trust in Jesus. As those poor shepherds of old witnessed to what they saw and heard on that holy night many years ago, then we also have that joy and wonderful burden to share the good news of great joy upon our streets.
The changes of life often come at us and the unexpected lands at our door which can and often does shake us to the core. As God’s people we are not exempt from the trials of life and maybe that is your experience at this time where the ground seems to have been pulled out from beneath you. Though it is hard to understand at the time, we can through God’s provision gain the strength and peace that is beyond human understanding in the Lord Jesus Christ, who took the crushing weight of our sin on Himself. Only He is the true giver of peace and loves us with an everlasting love.
May the dear Lord Himself bless you richly. Nigel.
Greeting from Mick
In the beginning was the word and the word became flesh and dwelt among us “1Tim 1:15.
Faithful and worthy of all acceptance is this saying “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”.
Taking lines from various hymns can give us great encouragement as follows:-
From Heaven you came helpless babe, God forgave my sin in Jesus name, I’ve been born again in Jesus name, I can sing the wondrous story, Because He lives I can face tomorrow, so that my anchor will hold in the storms of life and we can count our blessings through Love divine all love excelling, through Jesus what a beautiful name, with those hands that flung stars into space surrendered to cruel nails, On the old rugged cross, Amazing love oh what sacrifice, Amazing Grace indeed and My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness no merit of my own I claim but wholly trust in Jesus name.
Truly along with the heavenly hosts my soul rejoices in God my Saviour.
Every Blessing thank you for your support,
May the Lord bless each of you and your loved ones – from the Team & Trustees.