Sunday, 10 July, 2016
Posted 19 July 2016, 11:10 PM by Rick Barnard. Permalink
Sunday afternoon at Wellington point is always a good time for fellowship and of course sharing the good news, the gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who came into the world to save us sinners. Praise be His glorious name for His grace and mercy upon us.
This arvo the team welcomed Paul who heard about Operation 513 through his church and came to meet us and evangelise alongside us. So we teamed Paul up with Ryan to walk around the picnic area while Gordon and I and the ladies ventured over to our usual fishing areas.
Gordon handed Ken a tract and asked him if he was going to heaven when he died. He replied that he was, so Gordon asked a few more questions to see if he knew the gospel. Ken seemed to be a new believer who didn’t know how to share his faith so Gordon talked a little while with Ken to help him understand what the gospel is. He shook both our hands and thanked us for talking with him.
At that time a lady of whom I just handed a tact to a few minutes earlier approached me with a question “What is the forth commandment?”. I thought for a bit for my mind went blank and I said "Honour thy father and mother". She said that it wasn’t so I looked at Gordon and asked what the 4th commandment was. "Remember the Sabbath day", he said (oh boy you think I would remember that). Anyway, I asked if she was an SDA (Seventh Day Adventist) and she said she was.
So I talked about how in the scriptures it says that the disciples met on the 1st day of the week which was a Sunday, the day of Christ's resurrection. I asked her, "Is she trusting in Christ alone for her salvation, or is it Christ Jesus PLUS keeping the Sabbath?" She replied that it was Christ alone, but kept referring back to the Sabbath.
After more discussion from Gordon and I, she left with the gospel tract I handed her. She was stuck with the teaching of keeping the law. Hoping some seeds were planted and that our Lord reveals His truth to her.
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