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Charity No. 1081578 www.godpod.org.uk
Autumn 2015 NEWSLETTER
Charity No. 1081578 www.godpod.org.uk
Greetings to you all, Once again, the Lord has blessed us with beautiful weather and the opportunity to share our faith at the Chale show and we continue to meet up with like minded people. The other night on the bus in Ryde, a lovely family from Sheffield came to catch up. They were here on holiday and it was a real blessing. We met some 12 years ago at Chale and our fellowship has been ongoing through our newsletters, so Praise the Lord for their kindness in stopping to say hello and for the invitation to join their fellowship if we should find ourselves in Sheffield. May the Lord bless them. The other Friday night a young man came round to the bus on his 39th birthday and told us he was 16 when he first met with Paul and me on the bus. It’s not easy being out 5 nights a week but what a blessing and comfort when people take the time to catch up. Also, another lady from the past came in and quoted John 10 v 10 to us. She was only young when we first met, but bless the Lord His word is in her heart. So, now we are getting ready for another show. I pray the Lord will have mercy on the weather and allow us to accomplish our purpose to present His Love, Grace and Mercy through Our Lord Jesus Christ to whoever will listen. Love Mick.
At the Chale show recently, I personally had a lovely weekend with the team. Father commanded a ‘cracking’ weekend weather wise. The girls worked so hard face painting, and as usual, tracts were handed out. As I looked around at this beautiful place I saw the dear Lord. I saw fields, flowers, trees and numerous other beautiful things and creatures that all point to Jesus, who made all things. Genesis 1:1 says that “God created the heavens and the earth.” Then, Colossians 1:16 gives the added detail that God created “all things” through Jesus Christ. The plain teaching of Scripture, therefore, is that Jesus is the Creator of the universe. There were a few opportunities to speak with people at Chale, and to throw seeds around. A preacher once said,” All we can do is put the word to the ear; only the Lord can take the word from the ear to the heart”. It’s important that we all share our faith if the opportunity arises, be it Chale or the bus stop, as Acts 1:8 tells us to. Faith is not the product of a preacher’s compelling presentation, his eloquence, or even his theological soundness—faith is given through the message about Jesus. This is the means God has chosen. Every blessing, Richard.
‘Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.’ – John 3: 18.
This summer we have been busy sharing the word of God with visitors on the Bus and it is always a rewarding experience. We often have times when we share readings from the Bible as we are lead. There are times when the truth from God’s word is not always well received even by believers. People can become very angry at Jesus’ own words see the text as above, and will not accept the possibility that someone they care for may be condemned unless they are saved. This is the effect often of God’s word where it challenges our own ideas of fairness over His truth. It is not always easy but we can only share the truth in love when explaining the gospel. Many often try to trust in their own good works, goodness, and qualities or even possessions. This seems worthy and right in our thinking but cannot satisfy. Being right with God, can only come by believing in Jesus Christ as God’s Son as the only way to peace and eternal life. The message is shared prayerfully and we look to take people through the word and kindly reveal the reality of their need.
The evenings are starting to gradually draw in again, but we will continue, the dear Lord willing, to go out and share the gospel. – Bernard.
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
If you have a prayer need please contact Dave and we will pray for you.
Teaching Weekend – Paul Carter
The teaching event is on Friday evening & Saturday morning. On the Sundays there are scheduled preaching engagements. The dates can also be seen on our website www.godpod.org.uk. Anyone is welcome to come and join with us. For more information please phone one of the team.
– Friday 25/09/2015 7.30pm Lake Green Mission, Percy Road, Lake.
– Saturday 26/09/2015 9.30am Lake Green Mission, Percy Road, Lake.
– Sunday 27/09/2015 11.00am Bethany Church, Union Street, Newport.
– Sunday 27/09/2015 6.30pm Lake Green Mission, Percy Road, Lake.
– Friday 13/11/2015 7.30pm Lake Green Mission, Percy Road, Lake.
– Saturday 14/11/2015 9.30am Lake Green Mission, Percy Road, Lake.
– Sunday 15/11/2015 10.30am St Pauls Church, Shanklin.
– Sunday 15/11/2015 6.30pm Ryde Elim, Albert Street, Ryde.
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
I recently lost my mobile phone. I searched ‘high and low,’ checked with the authorities and double checked to no avail. Not only did losing the phone cause me inconvenience and time, but I also had to replace it. It seems that we are most concerned when it affects us. We have all lost something from time to time and in Luke 15 Jesus told the parable of the lost sheep. The shepherd in this case found the sheep that had gone astray. ‘The Good shepherd’ found us, but what about those who are lost? Do we care enough about them to share the “gospel”. Jesus came to seek and save that which is lost! Every blessing – Roy.
May the Lord’s grace be with you and your loved ones – The Team and Trustees.