Sunday, February 1, 2009

Alpha course

These are some of the people taking part in a new outreach course that we have started at Gotesti.

It is called the Alpha course and is much used of God throughout the world to bring people to faith in Him

The course consists of the group having a meal together followed by a talk given by me on a theme followed by a discussion\question time together.

The titles of the talks are for example "Who is Jesus" "Why did Jesus die" "How can I be certain I'm going to heaven"

We already have 25 coming and are holding the meals in the function room of the coffee shop.

To-day's talk was "Why did Jesus die?" and by questions and comments clearly ones in the group were touched.

One girl came to me privately afterwards and said she has many sins and wants to know how to be forgiven.
Pray for Ruslan and I as we go to meet her at her home during the week and try to help her
The man in this couple has just returned from working abroad and spoke of how he felt God's helping hand with him
He is seeking more
The bible says "I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you might know that you have eternal life"
In other words it is possible to know for certain that we will be in heaven when we die while we are on this earth.
All of these in the group would say they believe in the Son of God (Jesus) but 18 of them by their own confession would say they cannot say for certain that they will be heaven.
Pray for next week's talk which is on exactly this theme and for the 18
Pastor Mark

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