We at Glasgow RPCS held two evangelistic meetings on 15 th and 16 th February titled ‘An Introduction to the Christian Faith’. The format of these meetings was a 25-minute presentation, led by our minister, Rev. Kenneth Stewart, followed by an open question and answer session then informal discussion over tea and coffee.
The topics for the meetings were ‘The Bible — is it worth reading?’and ‘Jesus — is He worth knowing?’. We were pleased to welcome quite a few visitors — a mixture of friends and family of members of the congregation. The gospel message was clearly set before them and brought about some good discussions. Often with such meetings we expect to see immediate results but we are praying that the Lord will bring forth fruit in His own time.
Following on from this, we will be running a ‘Christianity Explored’ course on Tuesday evenings from 27 th February through to 3 rd April. The course is based on Mark’s gospel and serves as an introduction to the key elements of Biblical Christianity. Each meeting will run from 7-9pm, with a meal, followed by a video and then group discussion. We are hopeful that the course will provide a platform to bring the gospel of Christ before the minds of those who come along, whether it be completely new to them or serve as an important reminder. Our prayer is that those who will come will enjoy the meals and the discussions, but above all, receive good food for their souls. For ‘man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God’ (Matthew 4:4).
Aside from these organised meetings, a few of our members hand out gospel tracts on the street outside the church every Wednesday afternoon — seeking to share the good news with the local community. The response is not always warm but we press on with Ecclesiastes 11:1-2 in mind: ‘Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days’.
Ian Gilles, Glasgow RP