‘Holding fast the faithful word...’
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ONE DAY IN SOLIHULL
Solihull has always been a good location, with faithful and regular support from a number of local churches. This year has been particularly encouraging so far. Once a month there is a Farmers’ Market on the first Friday and we go again on the third Friday as well. At the February Market we had a really encouraging time. Let me share with you some of the conversations that took place:
Janet, an older lady, spoke with one of the team, who then brought her over to me. She had recently lost her husband and the team member was able to share the gospel with her and give her some literature. Janet said that he had caught her at the right time. We explained that God was the God of all comfort. She was interested in finding a church so she took my card so that she could email me for details of a church near her.
Jean listened to the preaching and I spoke with her afterwards. She accepted the offered gospel of John. Jean was religious, but in a rather sentimental way, enjoying the singing and the services. I shared the gospel and, although Jean agreed and said that she believed in Jesus, it wasn’t obvious that she was born again. She took details of a good local church in Solihull.
Several students stopped as I preached and I engaged with them. They began asking
questions and soon about 8 of them, with others stopping for a short time, were standing,
listening to the conversation. They asked really thoughtful questions, ranging over
issues concerning the existence of God, suffering and other religions. They listened
carefully to my answers. The highlight came when one of them asked me what it meant
to be born again, which was a great opportunity to share the gospel and give my testimony.
The discussion lasted about half-
A Muslim student came up at one point and began questioning me. He was quite self-
Ian, a man in his late-
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