Friday, July 20, 2012

My week - busy busy and exciting too

Blog week ending 20th July 2012

Dear Friend,

Thanks for coming on to this blog and reading about my week. Since I last posted a blog I have had a pretty busy week, I am sure that you have as well. On Sunday we had a good crowd of people who are not Christians in at our church Community Tea. Free grub you say, maybe! I am not too bothered what brings them in as I believe that when God starts to speak in a persons life they have to listen and come to some decision about His offer of salvation.

The deal is too good. We have done the wrong and deserve what is coming to us on the Day of Judgment. God sent His Son, Jesus, in person to live in our world, experience our existence with the full knowledge that he would be ‘despised and rejected’ and nailed to the cross. However it’s deeper and more complex than that. God’s plan was that His Son would take on himself the legal penalty for sin so that God could offer us forgiveness for our sins. The key to this being effective is this fact - Jesus was sinless. For this reason he is the only person ever to live who could legally face the full consequences of evil and sin and pay for it on behalf of others. His death makes it possible that God can maintain his stance as a holy being (having legally and justly dealt with evil and sin) and at the same time show humans His kindness, grace and mercy. Now my question, to anyone who is reading this, is this – have you accepted God’s offer of salvation. You would be mad not to.

Sunday night saw me speaking to about 45 homeless men and women about the same message that had been explained at the Community Tea. You see, the reality is this; the good news of salvation crosses all the boundaries that we have erected. It’s for rich and poor, strong and weak, all ethnicities etc. Amazing isn’t it.

My only complaint this week is that I’ve been left to run the house while my wife and daughter were working at a Christian Youth Camp in Scotland – there we are again – the good news is also for young people! Anyway I’ve struggled on and managed to survive. I wouldn’t like to do too well in case she might think that I am capable and expect me to be more domestically inclined. Not much chance of that I must add!

Trust you had a good week.

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

My daughter's Graduation Ceremony

This week was an exciting week for me. I witnessed my daughter graduate and receive a prize for all the hard work she put in at University over the last four years. I left school at 16 with barely 5 o'levels to my name and would not count myself to be overly intelligent by any stretch of the imagination. So it was a thrill to see my daughter achieve her personal best and to do so well matching up the brains God had given her with the hard work and effort that she chose to put in to her course.

I'll not name the university in case I get into trouble for commenting on the procedures that took place that day but some of the stuff was extremely impressive and some was incredibly funny. For instance I enjoyed watching the chair of the graduation ceremony and the various speakers donning their hats one to another at various stages in the proceedings. The style of some of the students or graduanes as they were known was amazing to say the least. Some of the girls could barely walk with the height of the heels that they were wearing and others could barely contain their excitement at arriving at this stage in their life. I heard whoops and catcalls from the guests and witnessed people so excited that they had reached this stage in their life that they almost danced across the stage. I must temper these comments by pointing out that these acts really were the exception and that most people behaved with a high degree of sophistication and the appropriate sense of occasion.

Lots more could be added to this description. Many other things that went on later in the day, at a prizegiving, were very interesting to watch but I will refrain. Save to say this hard work pays - congratulations to all who achieved so highly.

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Friday, July 06, 2012

Giant Cause or Giant's Causeway

In the beginning God.... they refused the knowledge of the truth....they gave God up!

Look unto me and be you saved all you ends of the earth for I am God and there is no one else.

What a smashing find....

Sir Fred Hoyle (1915-2001) Professor of Astronomy, an Evolutionist, investigating the possibility of life evolving by chance.........concluded there must be a God.

Scientific discovery constantly demands the response wow!

The Bible tells us why! "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, should not perish but have everlasting life.

Amazing beyond belief! or not. Taste and see that the Lord is good.
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