The Gospel of Jesus Christ crucified for sinners was declared in the centre of (Uxbridge) on March 1st by Pastors John Sherwood and Peter Simpson, with some dear more local saints helping in the distribution of tracts.

An elderly Roman Catholic man, who sadly swore, said that there was only one church, the one to which he belonged. There is, of course, only one true body of Christ, comprising sinners saved by grace alone, but no human institution called a church can claim to be the only church. Pastor Simpson tried to emphasise the call of the gospel being a call to repentance from sin and that each individual has a great personal need to seek God’s mercy. The church cannot save anyone from their sins; him only coming to Jesus Christ I repentance and faith can save. Sadly the man was dismissive of the message.

A lady shared with Pastor Simpson some personal problems that she has regarding her housing. The preacher said that all social problems ultimately can be traced to the fact that we live in a fallen world which is rejected by God. Pastor Simpson  tried to get the lady to focus on her personal relationship with the Lord, and on the fact that all people are sinful and need to be reconciled to their Maker. Thankfully, she was open to hearing the gospel explained to her.

As Pastor Sherwood was preaching, a young man approached him, and because it seemed like a genuine approach to make an enquiry, the minister stopped preaching to listen to him. The man had a serious problem with drug addiction. Pastor Sherwood asked him. Do you want to be free of it?, and he said that he did. The preacher then told him, What you need to do is to trust the Lord Jesus Christ, the Saviour of sinners,  and He will then give you the power to overcome the addiction. The young man was thankfully open to the gospel, and he took a copy of the New Testament. 

During one of his preaching sessions Pastor Simpson asked the passers-by, Why will you eternally die?, basing his question on Ezekiel 18:31 which reads, 

“Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel?” (Ezekiel 18:31).  

Why go into an everlasting hell, when there is the means of preventing it by obey the gospel of Christ? All have an immortal spirit which lives on after the body dies, either in the place of eternal happiness which is heaven, or the place of eternal condemnation which is hell. Why eternally die, when the Lord Jesus Christ offers you eternal life? 

May many who heard gospel truth in Uxbridge ponder upon this vital question, and see their need of coming to the Saviour as a matter of the greatest urgency.