Tuesday's for me are usually very busy; and so I shouldn't have been surprised that today was manic. I started off in a School in Rainhill where I was talking about 'Respect' and David's (the King in waiting) care for those who were discontented, distressed and in debt. David is a wonderful picture of the Lord Jesus Christ who said 'come unto me' to those who are weary and burdened with sin. He alone can give rest and peace to troubled hearts as he made peace available as a result of shedding his blood when he died on the cross.
After that I came back to my office and prepared a radio program for Vintage Radio (www.vintageradio.org.uk). This (the program is called 'The Living Hope Show) goes out on a Saturday morning at 0830 and then again at 1530. If you would like to listen please do, we would love to have your company.
At 12.30 I left the office and visited a family who I try to keep in touch with on my way to Liverpool City Centre where were running one of our twice weekly Street Meetings. We got quite a lot of response today. One man shouted at us as he thought that we should not be preaching in public. It's a great opportunity to share the truth of the gospel of God's grace. Sin and death are awful but in Jesus Christ we have the answer. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
After that I spent an hour with a friend who enjoys studying the bible with me. We continued to look at 2 Corinthians 8 in the New Testament.
Home beckoned after that as my wife, Carole, is visiting her parents in Ballymena, NI and I am the chief cook and bottle washer at the moment. I excelled with my culinary skills tonight - I made a chicken and chilli stir fry. What a tasty meal!
I spent an hour with my son and then we both headed out to a weekly bible study we attend. There were seven of us, apart from me they are young men. We are studying in Romans 12; it's really challenging stuff. By 9 pm they were on the football pitch ready to play football but before that started, Simon, one of the leaders spoke for about five minutes about the gospel of Jesus Christ. I then headed home as I had some invoices to arrange payment for (for the renovations that are taking place in the church building we meet in) and I had still had to do some preparation to do for my first school assembly tomorrow morning.
And so to bed zzzzzzzzzz