Monday, 30 November 2009
December 25th has been set aside to honour the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ. However sadly many want the presents, the food and the drink but they dont want the 'Christ.' They are nothing more than 'Christmas Day Gate Crashers.' They dont know the celebrated host or ever want to. However this indifference isn't just confined to Christmas Day. No, for the rest of the year they enjoy his sunshine, his water and his air that they breathe. The first chapter of Romans sums them up very well; "They know God, they glorify him not as God, neither are they thankful..professing themselves to be wise, they have become fools."
Arrived in Plymouth to find the Christmas shoppers out in force. Trying to find a car parking space was a nightmare. Mat, Esther and I had a problem working out were to set up. At the Place de Brest stood Santa's grotto, by the sun-dial a fairground, and at our other spot by Tesco's metro, a Salvation army brass band in full swing! We decided to go up to the top of the street by the shopping centre were hundreds of shoppers stream in and out of. We were greatly encouraged when others soon joined us and many conversation where had and many tracts handed out. Richard stood on the bench to preach to the passers by. As I preached two police officers walked passed me, gave me a casual glance and continued on. Not one complaint in Plymouth today which was a refreshing change. By mid-afternoon the rain came down and halted play not just for us but also for Argyles game against Barnsley! In Christ alone we leave the judging of the results.
Saturday, 14 November 2009
Mission to Exeter. The previous night saw terrible gales and the pressure was on to cancel, however the Lord reminded me we are to obey him and not the Met Office!The wind was gusting in the city centre, so much so, I had to stop when it near blew me off the bench I was standing on. Mat's train was delayed by an hour, but he had a fruitful conversation with a lost soul who was searching, and for that reason turned a negative into a positive. Mat and I preached a strong message of the required repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ to escape the coming judgement. A female heckler shouted out "Who gives a **** about God." Which pretty much summed up the attitude of the passers by. However some good conversations were had and about 100 tracts handed out. The Lord also sent a unknown brother to encourage us. Also a unsaved couple known to my husband bumped into me 'once again' as I was preaching. They just happened to be in Exeter shopping. This will now be the third such meeting! He patted me on the back to encourage me which shows the Lord is doing a work in his heart. Yet another 'God ordained encounter.' A good time in all. In Christ alone we leave the judging of the results.
Friday, 6 November 2009
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
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Protesters wave placards opposing Jesus, Queen of Heaven at the Tron Theatre in Glasgow.
More than 300 Christian protesters demonstrated in the centre of Glasgow last night against a publicly funded play that portrays Jesus as a transsexual woman.
The demonstrators, who waved placards and sang hymns and gospel songs, blocked Chisholm Street for about two hours from 6.30pm as they held a candlelit vigil outside the Tron Theatre where Jesus, Queen of Heaven will run until Saturday.
A ecumenical congregation including Catholics and evangelical Christians voiced their disapproval of the show, which presents Christ as a man who wants to become a woman.
One placard said: “Jesus, King of Kings, Not Queen of Heaven”.
Another stated: “God: My Son Is Not A Pervert”.
The production is part of the Glasgay! arts festival, Scotland’s annual celebration of homosexual culture, which receives funding from Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Arts Council.
After reading this article a thought came to mind. I wonder how many of these protesting Christians have read 'The Shack'(Which portrays God as a women). If they have then what right to do they have too critisize this production?
Sunday, 1 November 2009
I've decided to keep a journal of our outreaches. Here is the first entry. 31st Oct 2009 Outreach to Truro. Mat and Phil did the dead body sketch by the cathedral and I preached on the dangers of Halloween and the responsability of fathers before God to protect their wives and children from spiritual harm. Although opposition was nil (we made petition to the father for favour with shop keepers and police alike) apathy was evident with very little response. Ezekiel 2:7 came to mind: "And you shall speak my words to them, whether they will listen or not, for they are most rebellious." Moved over to the plazza and repeated the dead body sketch. A few curious and listening however apathy reigned there also. A party bus drove past, no doubt collecting revellers for a nights Halloween party. Jesus' words came to mind "As in the days of Noah, they were eating and drinking...and then the end came" Matthew 24:37-39. Mat received a concerned heckler whilst preaching on the inevitabilty of death and Phil Taylor said he really enjoyed the day. Three Bibles taken and four-hundred and fifty tracts given out. Mixed feelings about the day but received a very encouraging word from the Lord on my return. In Christ alone we leave the judging of the results.