How much fun is it to go to the Gower when the rain is coming down in such vast quantities you wonder whether politicians wont need our taxes to pay for a new swimming pool (I jest).
In actual fact I had a lot of fun, despite the weather. Townhill baptist Church had a day away on Wednesday and it was great to go away with the church family and share in real fellowship. There are two highlights to my day. One was playing crash cars with a 2 year old boy, who I am pretty sure was cheating, and a great discussion with the men on the Bible, why we don’t read it and grace.
The discussion had many parts to it, and I do not intend to rconstruct the conversation, but I would like to share some of the points with you here.
- How would you describe yourself to a stranger? A Basic question. Would you try and say straight away that you are a Christian? Does that word have much meaning in this world today? A discussion formed over this topic with some suggesting its a good idea to say you are a Christian straight away and others that maybe our behavior should signal that we are different in some way and that through being different we can share our faith. I guess what we are trying to seek is a natural way of telling people about God. First contact evangelism is relatively easy in some ways. You probably don’t know the person you are talking to so you can say pretty much whatever you want. However, it is how we are in our lives that count for so much. In our workplaces, in our sports teams, in our social clubs. Do people see us as different or not? Do people know we are Christians?
- Is it our effort and diligence or the Lord’s discretion which causes our lack of or giving of blessing?
- GRACE – What it all points towards. His grace is so amazing as John Newton wrote, and it is true. We never deserve His blessings!
Now there was so much more that was discussed but I cannot put it all here. Enjoy this, think about it and most importantly apply it.