The message of salvation through faith in Christ alone was proclaimed in Slough High Street on June 14 by Pastors Peter Simpson and John Sherwood, who were helped in the witness by Mrs Lesley Pilkington.
A useful conversation was entered into with a young man who worked in the town and was on his lunch break. He was genuinely interested in spiritual issues. It was endeavoured to explain to him that to make one’s personal peace with God through faith in the crucified Saviour was the absolute focal point of true ‘religion’. Before dealing with other philosophical and moral issues, there must first be a realisation of one’s own sinful heart before the holy God and of the need to flee from the wrath to come and into the arms of the Saviour.
As Pastor Simpson resumed preaching, Pastor Sherwood carried on the conversation with the young man. By God’s grace he was very open to the gospel and of the need personally to repent. He took a tract and a copy of John’s Gospel. May the Lord work powerfully in his heart.
Pastor Sherwood also had a long conversation with an elderly gentleman who had had a broadly Christian upbringing, but who was not at this stage a convinced believer. HIs handshake with the the north London minister was the first handshake that he had engaged in since the advent of Covid – how sad and regrettable this is. The man took an interest as the gospel was explained, and he promised to read his Bible, and took an evangelistic leaflet.
Pastor Simpson preached on Ezekiel 18:30 :
“Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the Lord GOD. Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin”.
Simply by virtue of being human beings created by God, all are answerable to to the Trinitarian God for what they do with their lives. All have hopelessly broken God’s commandments, and so all are under His wrath of God. It is therefore a dangerous thing not to be a Christian, because it is to be teetering on the edge of an everlasting condemnation.
May many who heard the gospel in Slough come to realise the danger that they are in and flee to the Lord Jesus Christ for His mercy without further delay.