Pastors John Sherwood and Peter Simpson were preaching the gospel in Slough High Street on July 26th helped by Mrs Lesley Pilkington.
The weather was overcast but dry apart from a 20 minute period when there was a downpour of rain and the preaching and leafleting had to be temporarily stopped. Those witnessing sought shelter in nearby shop foyer, and this meant that the four Bible posters on display were temporarily unattended. During this period a young woman with whom Pastor Sherwood had previously spoken went up to the posters and turned them all over so that they were facing the ground and unreadable. It was so sad to see this attempt to obscure the word of God from public display.
During. the preaching Pastor Simpson made the point that without the shedding of blood no sin can be forgiven (Hebrews 9:22). All have sinned and can only obtain mercy through Him who shed His blood as the sacrificial “Lamb of God who takes way the sins of the world” (John 1:29), the Lord Jesus Christ.
At one point a man walked by and told the preacher to keep his voice down, implying that many people did not wish to hear, but Pastor Simpson told him that it is impossible to keep quiet about Jesus Christ. After all, the Lord once told His disciples, “What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops” (Matthew 10:27). The danger which sinners are in is too severe for them not to be warned and for God’s people to remain quiet.
May many in Slough who heard the warning see the need to flee in repentance and faith to the only Saviour, our Lord Jesus Christ.