Back into Edinburgh

10/09/2012 16:36

I took the bus into Edinburgh this morning and had a good day of evangelism.  My devotions were appropriate for the day as I read this morning in Ezekiel 1-2. There is much in this passage that applies to street ministry but one verse in particular is appropriate in chapter 2:6.  "And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house."

The Lord did give me some good opportunities to share the Gospel. I witnessed to Andrew as he walked along.  I joined him.  He had just come from Mass. I shared with him verse after verse about salvation by faith. The Lord was guiding in our conversation and I believe the truth was hitting home.  We talked for about 15 minutes.
Another Andrew (18) is born again. He is involved in the Salvation Army. It was good to speak with him and encourage Him.
Ola is another Catholic.  She is from England. I was able to go through the Gospel with her.
Matthew is from Fife and not far from a good church. He also was Catholic and listened as I went through passages about faith and against tradition. (I normally speak to mostly atheists.  Today was unusual as I talked to many Catholics.)
Missionary Dane Vogelpohl joined me for lunch. Afterwards we witnessed to two Germans.  Dane had the thought to bring a German NT with him today.  That was God's providence at work as we shared verses to them in their language.
Ewan and Jessica (teens) kindly allowed me to show them numerous verses about the Gospel. Ewan read them out loud as I opened up God's Word.
Many others took flyers and briefly chatted. Sadly the most disheartening conversation was with a church of Scotland minister.  He said, "I'm a minister in the C. of S." I said, "Are you born again?"  He said, "You guys make too much of that (I said, "John 3.") and don't explain it.  But, yes I am." He had to hurry away, but I wondered how you can make too much of the crises of Salvation and the beginning of life in Christ.  
Thanks for praying for us and our outreach.  Dane and I were reminded of how much we need God's help in opening doors for the Gospel.