Gospel News · Sep-Dec 2012
but move on, declares the Lord, for He made you to. Like Paul, let us forget what is behind and strain towards what is ahead. Move on to win the prize for which God has called us in Jesus Christ (Philippians 3:13,14).
Whatever your beginning might be, move on, for the end of anything is better than the beginning. Be courageous and move on: God is with you. In everything, trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct
We're pleased to report a revival of response to the Gospel in this most special part of the Lord's field. It would seem that the repentance of a remnant in Israel may well be a precondition for the Lord's return, and so to have strong response from Israel is a great encouragement. Life in modern Israel is far from easy; chronic materialism, long hours of work, long journey times to work, serious traffic and personal congestion as Jews increasingly congregate in the relatively `safe' areas of central Israel... all of themselves work against response to the Gospel.
thy paths (Proverbs 3:5,6). "I know that whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before Him, and that which is to be hath already been, and God requireth that which is past" (Ecclesiastes 3:14,15).
The coming of our master, the Lord Jesus Christ, is really very near. So we are to move on to the end. When he comes, let him find us worthy to inherit the kingdom that he will set up on the earth. Amen.
But as always, to the poor the Gospel is preached, and those on the margins of society respond.
Our work is mainly with the Russian and African communities. We met with brother Samuel, whom we baptized three years ago, and were delighted to find him so strong in the faith and having been clearly blessed by God in his life. His wife HELEN has been able to come and join him, and they now have a child. We were very pleased to baptize her, with great joy on her part, and then celebrate the Lord's sacrifice together. Here's brother Samuel pouring out the grape juice [not win!] for the service: