31 Jan 2009
Below: Kevin Williams Preaching.
Right: My wife Zoe Williams shares the Gospel.
Below: Joshua Williamson preaches.
Left: Zoe Williams witnessing.
Below: Joshua Williamson tells Michael(in red) and the others in the crowd, how to be forgiven by God and have eternal life.
Right: Kevin Williams in the new Puritan Fellowship t-shirt.
Below: Josh Williamson tells shoppers the big bang is a dud.
Right: Kevin Williams shares the good news with two girls Lynne and Zymbar, that they can have eternal life in Christ Jesus.
Below: Joshua Williams preaches.
30 Jan 2009
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Philemon 1:2b-3 "to the church in your house: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ."
Acts 2:42 "And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers." v46-47 "and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved."
1 Kings 18:21 "“How long will you falter between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” "
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112 Bus (every 30 min) from Manchester Piccadilly Gardens (1010); Collyhurst, Queens RD (1020); Moston, Ben Brierley (1025) ; Moston Gardners Arms (1030), GET OFF Total Petrol Station (Greengate/ Mainway East), walk up Mainway East, take 1st left after post box, onto Lincoln Rd, & then 1st right onto York Rd West.
415 Bus (every hour) from Middleton (1025).
From Oldham (0955); Chadderton, Robinson St (1000); Chadderton, Sportsman (1004); GET OFF, Mainway East/Lincoln Rd, walk up Lincol Rd (Side of Hut), Turn Right onto York Rd West.
Nearest Train Station: Moston.
29 Jan 2009
Below: Kevin Williams proclaiming the Gospel:
Left: Melissa Duran witnesses to two Roman Catholics.
Right: After I (Kevin Williams) couldn't handle this guy, I called over Joshua Williamson to continue witnessesing to the alien from the Planet Zorg.
Right: Melissa and Fredee Raven Purcell shares the Gospel with three Italians.
Below: Joshua Williamson open-air preaches to the large crowd.
Right: Josh Williamson & Fredee Raven Purcell sharing the good news with some Muslims that they can have their sins forgiven, if they'll repent and turn to Jesus.
left: Melissa Duran passing out tracts front & Kevin Williams in background.
Kevin Williams Open-Air Preaching.
Right: Joshua and Fredee sharing the Gospel with a group of people.
See also: Pray For Evangelism This Week In Manchester
Earlier this evening, in which Nigel Williams and Wayne Baldwin from Mansfield also joined us, the open-air preaching in Manchester went very well and was a blessing, with large crowds of people, lot's of questions and interaction, and many one-on-one witnessing conversations. We also had the pleasure of some more Christians who were passing by, joining us to witness.
28 Jan 2009
See also: James Hudson Taylor - Powerful Quotes on Prayer
& also: Why Didn't You Come Earlier? The Painful Question Asked To Hudson Taylor
27 Jan 2009
25 Jan 2009
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John 7:40-53 - Irrational Rage Against Jesus-Kevin Williams - 40 min
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24 Jan 2009
Last Tuesday after our weekly prayer meeting we receieved this post comment from Dora a sister from Nottingham:
"Even though I was unable to attend the prayer meeting, I was able to pray at home from 7pm-8pm. If we could all meet every Tues at 7 for prayer, whether in groups or individually, we could see the Church come alive once again, and be a force to be reckoned with. The power of God would be evident in our ministries, and His holy name would be glorified. So, I would ask all who read this, to make the time available to pray and seek God every Tues at 7pm.
Let's see what God does. God bless."
See also: Weekly Prayer Meeting Tue (7pm prompt)-8pm. Directions & Info on Link.
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23 Jan 2009
(Author: John Piper)
On January 12, 2009 Samantha Heiges, age 23, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for drowning her newborn in Burnsville, Minnesota. If she had arranged for a doctor to kill the child a few weeks earlier she would be a free woman.
What are the differences between this child before and after birth that would justify its protection just after birth but not just before? There are none. This is why Abraham Lincoln's reasoning about slavery is relevant in ways he could not foresee. He wrote:
You say A. is white, and B. is black. It is color, then; the lighter, having the right to enslave the darker? Take care. By this rule, you are to be slave to the first man you meet, with a fairer skin than your own.
You do not mean color exactly? You mean the whites are intellectually the superiors of the blacks, and, therefore have the right to enslave them? Take care again. By this rule, you are to be slave to the first man you meet, with an intellect superior to your own.
But, say you, it is a question of interest; and, if you can make it your interest; you have the right to enslave another. Very well. And if he can make it his interest, he has the right to enslave you. ("Fragments: On Slavery")
There are no morally relevant differences between white and black or between child-in-the-womb and child-outside-the-womb that would give a right to either to enslave or kill the other.
HT: Mona Leiter
See also: Gianna Jessen Abortion Survivor in Australia
It was he who, talking with Mr. Taylor, unexpectedly raised a question the pain of which was not easily forgotten.--- --- ---
"How long have you had the glad tidings in England?" he asked unsuspectingly.
The young missionary was ashamed to tell him, and vaguely replied that it was several hundreds of years.
"What," exclaimed Nyi in astonishment, "several hundreds of years! Is it possible that you have known about Jesus so long, and only now have come to tell us? My father sought the truth for more than twenty years," he continued sadly, "and died without finding it. Oh, why did you not come sooner?"
The truth is, that while the missionaries are often roughly treated and persecuted - if no one goes... well, let's follow the reverse logic of Romans 10:13-15.
If no one goes (or is sent), no one will preach. If no one preaches, no one will hear. If no one hears, no one will believe. If no one believes, no one will call on the Lord Jesus. If no one calls on the Lord, no one will be saved.
As Curt Daniel has said, "Those who never hear can never be saved. What an incentive for us to go to them with the Gospel! They who never hear will all go to Hell."
See also: James Hudson Taylor - Powerful Quotes on Prayer
22 Jan 2009
Right opposite, across the street, was another silver-smith who hoped to profit by what he considered Pao's foolishness, and openly reviled him for having "eaten of the foreigner's religion." But Pao was quiet and patient, and his business did not suffer. Just then gold began to be in demand. Pao kept in touch with the exchange in other places, and was able to make considerable profits, to the envy of his rival. Before long the entire debt was cleared away. A little later, strange to say, fire swept that part of the city. The houses opposite Mr. Pao's were completely destroyed. The flames came right up to his premises. His roof, even, was slightly damaged. But, suddenly, as he was crying to God for protection, the wind changed. His whole place was saved, as by a miracle. No wonder he loved to tell the power and watchful care of his Heavenly Father.
Taken from: To Die is Gain-The Triumph of John and Betty Stam. (Recommended)
21 Jan 2009
Here are a couple of quotes:
"Here is Spurgeon explaining some of Gill, whom Spurgeon and Murray both declare to be a Hyper-Calvinist (Gill is someone who White leans on and defends)
Very seldom does he allow himself to be run away with by imagination, except now and then when he tries to open up a parable, and finds a meaning in every circumstance and minute detail; or when he falls upon a text which is not congenial with his creed, and hacks and hews terribly to bring the word of God into a more systematic shape
Charles Spurgeon; Commenting and Commentaries, P. 9
...speaking on 1 Timothy 2:3,4 Spurgeon makes this comment:
What then? Shall we try to put another meaning into the text than that which is fairly bears? I trow not. You must, most of you, be acquainted with the general method in which our older Calvinistic friends (he is speaking of James Wells, Gill and other hyper-Calvinists) deal with this text. 'All men,' say they, - 'that is, some men': as if the Holy Ghost could not have said 'some men' if he had meant some men. 'All men,' they say; 'that is, some sorts of men': as if the Lord could not have said 'All sorts of men' if he had meant that. The Holy Ghost by the apostle has written 'all men,' and unquestionably he means all men. I know how to get rid of the force of the 'alls' according to that critical method which some time ago was very current, but I do not see how it can be applied here with due regard to truth...I never thought it to be any very great crime to be so inconsistent with myself, for who am I that I should everlastingly be consistent? But I do think it is a great crime to seem to be inconsistent with the word of God that I should want to lop away a bough or even a twig from so much as a single tree of the forest of Scripture. God forbid that I should cut or shape, even in the least degree, any divine expression. So runs the text, and so we must read it, 'God our Saviour; who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.'
Read the full article Here.
See also: Hyper Calvinism, Limited Atonement & the Free Offer of the Gospel
20 Jan 2009
See also: T.V. Hinders Kingdom Work - 17 Principles for T.V. & Your Children
& Washer & Wilkerson-Turn off Your Idol! -8 min video clip
&: The Stranger - TV. The Devil Beamed Into Homes
19 Jan 2009
Reaching The Outside World-If You Are Going To Open-Air, How Should You Set About It? By Curt Daniel
18 Jan 2009
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John 7:37-39 (4) - The Holy Spirit & Our Dependency Upon Him-Kevin Williams - 53 min
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17 Jan 2009
Women are searching today as never before for fulfillment and purpose in life. Traditional roles and functions are being questioned. Many answers are being given. Where is a woman to find true worth, fulfillment, and happiness in life?
As a governor’s daughter, I grew up in a wealthy and prestigious family. During high school and college I had many honors and earthly possessions. Later I was a public school teacher. I married a professional football player and had three children. Yet it was not in these experiences that my deepest needs were met.
What are a woman’s deepest needs and how are they to be met? Since God created the woman, He knows her deepest needs and He alone can meet them.
God alone can provide unconditional, selfsacrificial love, a love that has her highest good in view. The Bible tells us: “in this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins” (1 John 4:10).
In a world full of changes, pressures, and problems, where can a woman find inner peace? Only Jesus Christ can provide inner peace regardless of outward circumstances. Through Him we can have peace with God. “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives, do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful” (John 14:27).
God did not make one mold for all women. He has a unique plan, full of meaning and purpose for each of us—a purpose in life suited to our own special gender, gifts and abilities, in the sphere of His will and according to His Word. “In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:6).
All the needs a woman has cannot truly be met, in the deepest sense, unless her greatest need is met, and that is:
The Bible says that because of Adam’s sin in the garden, a right relationship with God was broken. Thus, we are all born sinners. “In sin my mother conceived me” (Psalm 51:5). “All have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God.” “The wages of sin is death” (Romans 3:23; 6:23).
Because God is holy, He cannot have a relationship with sinful men and women. “Who can stand before the Lord, this Holy God?” (1 Samuel 6:20). For in His sight no man living is righteous Romans 3:20).
Many think a right relationship with God comes by trying to please Him, by doing good things for others, by going to church, or just believing that He lived. The Bible says that “whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all” (James 2:10). The Bible also says that all our good works are as filthy rags to Him (Isaiah 64:6). No one can be good enough to please God. His standard is perfection. The only One good enough to please God was
Jesus Christ. He came to earth and perfectly kept God’s law; then, as a perfect substitute, He died on the cross to pay the price sinners owed God for their sin (1 Peter 3:18).
Maybe you’ve heard these things all your life and perhaps you believe them to be true. But hearing these things and believing they are true does not give you a right relationship with God.
First, you must Recognize your sin and Confess to Him that you are a sinner, separated from Him and destined for hell (Luke 18:13).
Second, you must Repent from your sins (Acts 17:30), that is “hate and forsake them because they are displeasing to God.”
Third, you must Realize Christ alone was able by His death to satisfy God’s justice and appease His wrath. Through Him only can you be forgiven and saved from your sin (1 Timothy 2:5-6).
Fourth, you must Receive Christ as He is, the Lord Jesus Christ. Believe in Him from the heart to save you from your sins and commit yourself to Him as your Lord to follow all the days of your life (Romans 10:13).
Although I had a world of wealth and security, it was not until I committed my life to Jesus Christ, that the deepest needs of my heart were met. In Him alone and in His will for my
life is my true happiness.
If you will repent of your sin and entrust your life to Christ, you will know true forgiveness, peace with God, and eternal life (John 3:16).
You can know that your greatest need is met if you have truly trusted Christ from the heart. As you grow in His grace and knowledge, He will meet all the other needs of your life (Matthew 6:33). “He will never leave you or forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5). In Him you will find the living water and you will never thirst again (John 4:14). Heaven will be your eternal home (John 14:2-3).
16 Jan 2009
15 Jan 2009
Prayer Meeting -Change Of Day (Now on Thursday)
Each Tue we have a weekly prayer meeting in our (Kevin & Zoe Williams) home, and any born again believers are most welcome to attend. If you don't live nearby, then why not join us in praying where you live.
If you would like to come along, this or any week, then email me if you need directions, or help with transport.
There is no creche, but children are welcome to attend and pray with their parents.
MEET FOR PRAYER: TUESDAY'S 7PM(prompt) until 8PM
86 York Road West, M24 1RF. Directions HERE. Tel 0796 339 6636.
See: Paul Washer-Lord Teach Us To Pray (8 min) Video.
&: Principles For Prayer Series-9 Sermons-Kevin Williams
&: Adrian Warnock interviews John Piper on Prayer (6 min)
&: How To Plead With God In Prayer-Tim Conway
1. Make Appeal to God's Reputation.
2. Make Appeal to His Word.
3. Plead His Attributes (like Mercy).
4. Appeal to His Fatherhood.
5. Plead His Providence.
6. Plead your Weakness.
7. Plead your Graces.
8. Plead His Help in the Past.
9. Plead the Blessings of Others.
10. Plead the Blood of Christ.
The Art of Pleading with God-Tim Conway.
See also: Prayer-Jonah’s Phenomenal Belief in the Awesome Power of God, A Lesson To Us All -Kevin Williams
14 Jan 2009
"I'm going to tell you this, on judgment day, I would rather be standing in the group of liberal politicians waiting to receive my judgment than I would be wanting to stand in the group with conservative pastors in the United States of America, and I mean that.
You can thump this bible all day long, you can talk all sorts of things, but when you stand up and you can't even give a biblical invitation do not talk to me about the inspiration of Scripture, when you deal with men's hearts with trivial little credal prayers and superstitious nonsense, dont talk to me about the infallibility of Scripture unless you're going to also say its sufficient to teach me how to invite men to Christ." ~Paul Washer from the message below (excellent)
The Gift Nobody Wants
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A Bible teacher gave a summary of Christian history’s movement in a class to beginning students:
“Christianity started in Palestine as a fellowship; it moved to Greece and became a philosophy; it moved to Italy and became an institution; it moved to Europe and became a culture; it then came to America and became an enterprise; an enterprise–that’s a business.”
After a few moments a young lady, the youngest student in the class, raised her hand, asking a simple question, “A business? But isn’t it supposed to be a body?”
When the teacher said, “Yes,” the girl continued, “But when a body becomes a business, isn’t that a prostitute?”
The answer is yes; American professing Christendom is a prostitute, and any professing Christian, church, or organization that uses the message or the body for financial gain is guilty and will prove to be false.
But not the true church of Jesus Christ, who is continually becoming a holy bride, preparing for her Bridegroom. Don’t confuse the two- the true body of Jesus Christ is not Christendom.
HT: Controversial Calvinism.
13 Jan 2009
Watch Video HERE.
Download MP3: Curt Daniel- The Problem. -50 min.
It is certain that you are a part of the world. Do not let your heart deceive you by saying: “The Lord died for Peter and Paul; He rendered satisfaction for them, not for me.” Therefore let everyone who has sin be summoned here, for He was made the expiation for the sins of the whole world and bore the sins of the whole world. For all the godless have been put together and called, but they refuse to accept. Hence it is stated in Is. 49:4: “I have labored in vain.”~Martin Luther
HT: Theology Online.
11 Jan 2009
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John 7:37-39a (3) - Do You Want Eternal Life? -Kevin Williams - 39 min
(Preached at Benson St. Gospel Chapel, Bury)
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10 Jan 2009
But while I hold all this, I maintain firmly that Jesus does special work for those who believe, which He does not do for others. He quickens them by His Spirit, calls them by His grace, washes them in His blood—justifies them, sanctifies them, keeps them, leads them, and continually intercedes for them—that they may not fall. If I did not believe all this, I should be a very miserable, unhappy Christian."
J. C. Ryle, Expository Thoughts on the Gospel of John
HT: Theological Meditations.
9 Jan 2009
He goes “Dude! You got a Bible!”
I go “yes”
He goes “Man, I found Jesus last month!”
I said “Really”
He’s goes “Yeah, I found Jesus! And Jesus! Jesus, I found Jesus!”
And I said “Man, that’s something, that’s something.”
And I knew what everyone of those stinking reformed theologians were thinking. This is what they were thinking: “You are no more saved than a goose in a hail storm. He’s lost, he’s just another American, you know, result of American Christianity,”
I looked at them and I said “You know, it’s a lot better to have it and not know what to call it, than to know what to call it and not have it.”~Paul Washer
8 Jan 2009
Want eternal life?
2. Yielding to sin.
3. Habitual yielding to sin.
4. Abandonment to sin. Eph 4:19.
5. Abandonment of God to sin. Rom 1:28.
6. Entering into alliance with the devil to tempt others to sin.
7. Hell: and you do not have to die in order to get there. Hell is character, as well as a location. The man who hates everything that God loves is in Hell now, and Hell is in him.
2. Over coming sin, by faith in Christ.
3. Habitual victory over sin. The strength that comes from the victory helps in overcoming the next temptation,
4. Learning the secret of a victorious life, a life "hid with Christ in God".
5. Taken up by God into deeper fellowship. You trusted God and now God trusts you. "O Daniel, greatly beloved," yet he was only a man!
6. Made a succorer of others: like "the Shadow of a great rock in a weary land."
Taken from "To To Die Is Gain - The Triumph of John and Betty Stam"
7 Jan 2009
6 Jan 2009
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In the radio program , which can be listened to HERE, Ingrid speaks out against the increasingly immodest dress of women, (even pregnant women), and girls (including toddlers) in our society. This has extended even into evangelical and conservative churches where not enough pastors are effectively addressing the issue.
See also: C. J. Mahaney - The Soul of Modesty
&: Feminine By Design - The Twelve Pillars of Biblical Womanhood by Scott T. Brown
4 Jan 2009
In this sermon we look at:
Why it is absolutely essential that Jesus died for and bought the non-elect.
The difference between historical Calvinism and Calvinism today.
The tragic effect an extreme view of limited atonement has on evangelism.
Why John Owen’s double jeopardy argument is unscriptural , yet many treat it as an authority above Scripture.
What exactly is hyper-Calvinism.
How many fall into hyper-Calvinism without realizing it.
How God makes a sincere offer for anyone to come to Him and be saved.
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John 7:37(2)+ 2 Peter 2:1+Var - Hyper Calvinism, Limited Atonement & the Free Offer of the Gospel-Kevin Williams - 52 min
3 Jan 2009
See: Best Sermon Of 2008-Tim Conway, We Must Proclaim The Resurrection As The Early Church Proclaimed It
Let us examine our burden. It is altogether an interior one. It attacks the heart and the mind and reaches the body only from within. First, there is the burden of pride. The labour of self-love is a heavy one indeed. Think for yourself whether much of your sorrow has not arisen from someone speaking slightingly of you. As long as you set yourself up as a little god to which you must be loyal there will be those who will delight to offer affront to your idol. How then can you hope to have inward peace? The heart's fierce effort to protect itself from every slight, to shield its touchy honor from the bad opinion of friend and enemy, will never let the mind have rest. Continue this fight through the years and the burden will become intolerable.Yet the sons of earth are carrying this burden continually, challenging every word spoken against them, cringing under every criticism, smarting under each fancied slight, tossing sleepless if another is preferred before them. Such a burden as this is not necessary to bear. Jesus calls us to His rest, and meekness is His method. The meek man cares not at all who is greater than he, for he has long ago decided that the esteem of the world is not worth the effort.
2 Jan 2009
Second, that it is useless to get down and pray unless we have searched the Word and let it search us (Psa. 139:23,24), even our thoughts towards others, our motives and desires. Once I had to wait three days for urgently needed help, to learn this lesson.
Third, that it is not our faith we must depend on, but God's faithfulness-our faith being only the hand held out to receive His faithfulness.
Fourth, that if the answer does not seem to come, there may be something in me that causes God to delay in very faithfulness. His faithfulness causes Him not to answer me in such case. He cannot encourage His servant in a wrong attitude by answering his prayers, can He?
Fifth, that faith must be intelligently based upon the revealed will of God. Not because I have a supreme conviction that I need something or other, but because I find it in His will, I can pray with confidence.
Sixth, that I am not to expect the Lord to answer in just the way I suggest, or think best. Means and manner and everything must be left to the will of God. We keep on looking to our usual possible sources of supply, forgetting that our real source of supply is the Lord, and that He can use anyone, anywhere, with equal ease and freedom.
from: To Die Is Gain - The Triumph of John and Betty Stam.
1 Jan 2009
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See: Best Sermon Of 2008-Tim Conway, We Must Proclaim The Resurrection As The Early Church Proclaimed It (In the Q&A at the end of this Bible Study, Tim Conway also addresses Way of the Master and its problems.)
Also don't miss Tim Conway's sermon: Rom 10:9-What Does It Mean To Confess Jesus Is Lord? Tim Conway.