Pastors Peter Simpson and John Sherwood were preaching the gospel in Slough High Street on January 24th, helped by Mrs Lesley Pilkington.
A number of passing Christians thanked those witnessing for doing what they wee doing, which was encouraging.
Mrs Pilkington spoke to a young man whose family were nominally Muslim but who did not go to the mosque. He wanted to know more about God and what was the purpose of his life. He was told that he himself is created by God, but that he could only actually could become a child of God, if he repented of sin and trusted in Christ. He was completely unschooled in everything to do with the Bible. He thankfully receive some literature including a copy of John’s Gospel, and said that he would return to talk again next week.
Another good conversation took place with a young believer who expressed a desire to be involved in such outreach work as was taking place. Do it will be good to get to know him better.
One Christian lady from Moldova, stood and listened to the preaching for a good quarter of an hour, in the hope that her presence would encourage other passers-by to likewise stand and listen. This was kind of her and a good time of fellowship was had with her, although she sadly was very disappointed the level of godlessness within the UK. This nation has been privileged to receive so much gospel light in times past, but has now spurned that privilege. Bible-rejecting philosophies now totally prevail in our society, and the only solution to this tragic spiritual malaise is the vigorous and uncompromising preaching of the gospel which calls sinners to repentance.
A middle-aged atheist gentleman who regularly walks past making very dismissive comments about the preaching on this occasion came up to Pastor Simpson and said to him, “I suppose I ought to have a quick look at one your leaflets”, which was a most welcome change from what he has often said in the past. The tract included the question, ‘What happens when you die’? and the minister encouraged the atheist to consider this matter with urgency, for “we must all appear before the judgement seat of Christ” (2 Corinthians 5:10) and “it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgement (Hebrews 9:27).
May he and many others who heard thee gospel in Slough consider the brevity of life, the fact of their own sin and the reality of the condemnation of God, unless they repent and come to the Saviour.