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 2019 NEWSLETTER
Charity No. 1081578 www.godpod.org.uk
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 email@example.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
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.