Friday, July 30, 2010

Wow, July has flown!

The month of July has been a very enjoyable yet busy month for me. I started the month by heading up to Scotland by train to speak at a Christian Youth Camp that is arranged every year by people in Ayrshire. The camp was based in Faskally House in Pitlochry. It was great to be with a crowd of enthusiastic people who were keen to have a good time and yet willing to devote some of their holidays to thinking about the big issues of life, the existence of evil, death etc. It is a great thrill to be able to share with people the message of hope in the Lord Jesus Christ. His death is sufficient to provide salvation to all who confess their need and come to him for ‘rest’. I was then back home in Liverpool for a week. After that it was back to the same place this time for the Tayside Christian Youth Camp – more of the same. I am currently ending the month with the Anchor Christian Camp. This is made up of people from Barrow, Jarrow and Workington and the venue is Quinta in Shropshire. Don’t ask how Jarrow, Barrow and Workington got together but it is good to be with them. I hope that you have a good summer and come to know God’s richest blessing in your life ‘through faith in Christ Jesus’.


Friday, July 16, 2010

Preaching on the streets

We have had a lot of abuse this week for preaching on the streets of Liverpool. I must be honest I find it quite strange that people get so excited about something that they say they do not believe in. If God is a figment of my imagination and the message is a relic founded in superstition then why not let the fools who preach get on with it. Harmless nutters at the best, time wasters at the worst.

I would love someone to tell what it basically wrong with Christianity? Ok it defines wrong and upholds a moral framework. It states that there is a moral law and a therefore a lawgiver. It defines life as having meaning and maintains that there is an existence after death. In this life it states that goodness, kindness, pureness, honesty, truth, care, courage, accountability, law abiding activity be the practice in an individual's life. In addition it admits that we are flawed and provides a redeemer/Saviour who accounts for our wrong and takes on the debt offering forgiveness and freedom to all who choose to admit their need and accept the offer.

I can't think of a better type of life and a more comprehensive offer anywhere else.

Maybe the problem is the honesty of the message strikes a cord with the reality of our lives. What do you think, write and let me know.
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