Archive for January 2011

Two Great Conversations Today

January 21, 2011

The guy came for food, having been chucked out of the family house by his partner. He showed me a necklace with a cross he wore and asked if he could get christened as an adult. We chatted about how you become a Christian and I explained christening doesn’t make you a Christian.

I told him why Jesus came and what he did for us and gave him a practical illustration of how we need to personally accept what Jesus has provided. He said it had made things clearer for him. I gave him a New Testament and suggested he read the Gospels. He said he’d like to come to church on Sunday, so gave him the details.

The lady had been before, and as soon as she came in she said:”you’re the man who prayed for me!” I then recognised her and she went on to say how her life had improved after the prayer and things were going really well for her. We gave her food and offered to pray again. She said “yes, please!”

After I prayed the other lady on our team told her that while I prayed she’d got a picture of a jigsaw with pieces jigsaw piecesmissing. She felt the Lord was saying He is putting things together in her life, as part of his plan. The lady was really encouraged and said: “I’m going to come to your church”.

The Focus Is On Jesus

January 16, 2011

Spoke with a young guy who attends a local church. He said he was a Christian, but surprised me when he said his church make a big thing about Jesus and he couldn’t understand why. image of a magnifying glass

I shared a few illustrations about our need for Jesus, and what Jesus accomplished for us. By the end he said he had learned a few things and thanked me for the time I had taken with him. I gave him an invitation to a church outreach course starting soon. Hope he goes along.

Conversation with a Spiritualist

January 10, 2011

spiritualism in action He described himself as a spiritualist/wiccan although he was brought up a Roman Catholic. He said he had gone to the local cathedral for the Midnight Christmas Eve service.

When I asked him about judgment, he said: “we judge ourselves”. I pointed out to him that was “man’s ideal solution”, but not the biblical one. He claimed the Bible was full of errors, but when I asked him to give me three he changed to another tack. He maintained God had given us all things for our good, and was keen for me to give my view on use of marijuana, but I said “nothing to say about it” to stop getting sidetracked.

He seemed troubled by the fact that when he was in the army in Northern Ireland he had shot a 17 year old wielding an AK-47. The lad had continued to point it despite four warnings. I suppose there is no forgiveness in Spiritualism. We gave him some food to take away.