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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Spring 2017 NEWSLETTER
Charity No. 1081578 www.godpod.org.uk
‘Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends’. – John 15: 13 NKJV.
An African Chief got wind of mutiny in the tribe, so in order to quash the rebellion those who were caught would be given 100 lashes without mercy. The chief was horrified to discover that it was his own brother leading the revolt. It was envy, covertness, pride, which lead to the betrayal so that he could take over as head of the tribe. Now everyone thought the chief would break his word, being a just man, he had his brother tied to a tree then himself and took the 100 lashes across his own bare flesh in his brothers place, so he kept his word (justice was done) demonstrating his great love and forgiveness towards his brother.
We are coming up to Easter where the Lord Jesus Christ offered His back to the butchers of Rome in our place also showing the world such love. How can we not be a witness to that Love? – John 15;13.
Every Blessing, Mick.
Bus Body Repairs
During the month of March the bus will be having extensive body repairs owing to severe rusting. In view of this work we will not be present at our locations until the repair is complete.
We would value your prayers so that the work being carried out will be completed efficiently and to our satisfaction. We hope that we will be able to continue this outreach for a few more years yet (Lord willing). We do value your prayer and financial support as this has enabled us to continue to be a faithful witness. We aim to be out again once the work is done by God’s grace at the following venues and times:
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
Teaching Weekends – Paul Carter
This year we look forward to receiving Paul once more for 4 weekends, the Lord willing. Below is listed the first 2 of these. Further dates can be 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 31/03/2017 7.30pm Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.
– Saturday 01/04/2017 9.30am Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.
– Sunday 02/04/2017 11.00am Bethany Evangelical Church, Union Street, Newport.
– Sunday 02/04/2017 6.30pm Lake Green Mission, Percy Road, Lake.
– Friday 05/05/2017 7.30pm Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.
– Saturday 06/05/2017 9.30am Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.
– Sunday 07/05/2017 10.30am Wayfarers Fellowship, Castle Street, Carisbrooke.
– Sunday 07/05/2017 6.30pm Ryde Elim, Albert Street, Ryde.
Thank you for your continued prayers, there are still some slots needing to be filled on the prayer clock. We have seen prayer continuously being answered. Please continue prayer for the team, and prayer for our brothers who, will once again be walking the island at Easter. If you feel lead to join the prayer clock, please contact.. firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel 01983854903 – Dave.
Recently I have had some worrying health issues, which were constantly on my mind and getting me down. It took some time to realize that I was getting nowhere and worrying was doing me so much harm, both physically and mentally. Since I have been praying for reassurance and handing over the pressures into the Lord’s hands, I now feel a huge burden has been lifted from me. I am pleased to say that various tests and scans have all come back clear so far. My worry never made any difference to the outcome, it only caused more worry. I know it is our human nature to dwell on things, but God can and will help you deal with it. The saying “It is always better to share your worries” is very true. John 14:1. – God bless. Lin.
Outreach Events – Easter and May Bank Holiday
We pray that there will be further opportunities for seed sowing and witness in 2017. The Easter holiday period will soon be with us once again. As is our custom it is still very much on our heart to carry the cross around the island as we do from year to year. We commence with our usual route around the island on Sunday 9th April. Continuing on Monday to Thursday followed by street witness on Good Friday in St James’ Square, Newport. Saturday will be a day off. On Easter Sunday morning we finish with the final leg. Further details can be again found on our website www.godpod.org.uk.
We also aim to take the bus over to the Bembridge Street Fayre for the annual end of May bank holiday family event.
Acts 16:14 (NIV) One of those listening was a woman from the city of Thyatira named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth. She was a worshipper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message – Acts chapter 16 is a chapter of scripture that I always enjoy reading and thinking about, there’s so much in there. The account of Lydia’s conversion and how Paul and Silas sang and praised God after being severely beaten, are in this wonderful chapter. Paul tells us that the spirit of God guided him and his companions to Philippi. It was here that Paul encountered Lydia. She was a worshipper of God but had not yet heard the gospel. There’s a wonderful line of scripture contained in verse 14 “The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message”. How wonderful. Paul didn’t know that his words would go to Lydia’s heart, God did. None of us know when a “Lydia” will be spoken to. The good news of Jesus Christ are the best words you could ever speak. Let’s tell the good news when it’s appropriate, let’s be like Paul. Romans 10:17 (NIV). Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ. – Every blessing Richard.
May the Lord’s grace be with you and your loved ones.