“GOD’S CALLING – ARE YOU READY?” ASKS PREACHER
David Osborne, lay preacher and leader of Norfolk Broads Filling Station spoke of God’s calling and accepting the invitation at Alpington School’s New Hall on Thursday 19 May 2016. Over 50 attendees listened to his talk at the Yare Valley Filling Station, reports Kevin Gotts.
David referred to five men who over the years accepted God through Jesus, and their lives were amazingly turned around.
He began with Thomas Albert Tarrants (born 20 December 1946) now the president of the C.S. Lewis Institute in Washington, D.C. and a former Ku Klux Klan terrorist.
Then he spoke of Frank Morison, author of “Who Moved the Stone”. The strangeness of the Resurrection story had captured his attention. Influenced by sceptic thinkers at the turn of the century, he set out to prove that the story of Christ’s Resurrection was only a myth. His probing’s, however, led him to discover the validity of the biblical record in a moving, personal way.
Next he cited “The Case for Christ” which records Lee Strobel’s attempt to “determine if there’s credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God.”
David then spoke of John Wesley, credited with the foundation of the evangelical movement known as Methodism, “Although sometimes maverick in his interpretation and use of church policy, he became widely respected and, by the end of his life, had been described as “the best loved man in England”.
Finally David told of Saul of Tarsus, while on a mission to arrest Christians, and was thrown from his horse through an encounter with Jesus Christ. Later known as Paul he is known worldwide and is responsible for a significant amount of the New Testament.
David kindly replaced Richard Fothergill as speaker because of family illness.
Earlier guests enjoyed refreshments, contemporary worship and a moving testimony, with the meeting led by Kevin Gotts.