We were a small team on Friday but the Lord still used us to reach out to a number of people with the Gospel. The team for the night was Esther, Laurence, Kwadwo, Kwabena, James and myself. After some warm fellowship in the cafe we arrived in Leicester Square and I got ready to preach. I’d had a difficult day at work and was not relishing the thought of standing up to preach, the flesh certainly was waging war with the Spirit! But I persevered and stood up to preach, and I was so glad I did. Isn’t it awesome that the Lord is able to use us even though we are weak.
As I was preaching a few people stopped to listen. In particular there were three gentlemen who listened throughout my message. After I finished preaching Esther got talking with two of the men and I was able to talk with the other young man who had been listening. We had a very interesting conversation. He considered himself “in touch” with God through an experience that he’d had when he was younger, although he was not able to explain what this was. He instead stressed that it is something a person simply must experience. I explained to him that the Bible tells us there is only one way to experience God and that is through the person Jesus Christ. I spent some considerable time explaining to him why Jesus is the answer to the problem facing us all, that we stand condemned as sinners before a holy God, guilty and unable to make ourselves innocent, sentenced to eternal punishment as is fitting for the lives we have lived. Our only hope is for an innocent substitute to step into our place, one who is fully man so that He can stand before the judgement seat of God as man’s representative, and one who is also fully God, since only God is able to bear the punishment for the sins we have committed, and at the same time able to deliver others from that sin. This substitute is of course Jesus Christ, whom God made our wisdom, our righteousness and sanctification and redemption. Amen!
The gentleman I spoke to did not show any sign that he was persuaded by the truth of the Gospel, but he listened all the same, and I pray that God opens his heart to hear and understand the awesome news that I shared with him. Please pray for him, the Lord knows his name.
We all had the opportunity to tell others about the Lord and so that is a successful night in my book! James passed out what must have been a hundred tracts and so do pray the Lord would speak into the hearts of all those who took a tract and read it.
Soli Deo Gloria!