NEW MEXICO

Our family has been in New Mexico for a few weeks now.  It's been a blessing to be able to fellowship with some brethren we've known for a while and to spend some time getting to know other brethren who live here.  I can tell you, at least for me, there's not much in this world that brings greater joy then worshiping and fellowshipping together with brethren in Christ.  And how could we not rejoice when we all have received the same saving grace of God and been made partakers of God Himself!  I truly believe most of us are just standing on the very tip of what God would truly have us experience and live in as the body of Christ.  I pray God would give us all a deep understanding of the Glory of God in the body of Christ and make it a present reality in our lives. 

Right now our plans are to stay here in New Mexico until the Lord leads otherwise.  Some brethren here who are out of town have been letting us stay in their house while they are gone.  We have use of the house until May 6th which is when they return.  We trust at that time the Lord will either provide another place for us or lead us in some other way.  The Lord know!  I know the word of God is true.  "If we seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness all these things (daily provision)  will be added unto us" (Matt 6:33)

NOT QUITE INDIA

In India it's very easy to share the Gospel, at least in the area we were living in.  Most people would listen to what you have to say and many would even invite you over to their houses.  However, that's not the case in this country.  Though I've known it before I was reminded of the hardened condition of the hearts of so many in this country.  Myself, Lisa, and another brother went to one of the local parks where they were having a mustang car show.  It's basically a show where men bring out their idols on which they spend thousands and thousands of dollars making them look nice and try to squeeze just a few more horse power out than the next guy has.  The truth is though all our lives where consumed with "something" or "many things" before we met Christ.  It's in Christ that we get set free from all our idolatry and the worthless "things" of the world.  Upon arriving we passed out gospel's of John's to just about everyone there.  Then we split up and were able to talk to some people one on one.  After doing this for a bit I decided to pull out the mic and open air preach.  I was standing just outside the perimeter of the car and started preaching.  I had barely gotten started when a man who had Happily and Willingly taken a gospel of John from us jumped in his car and started revving his engine so no one could hear us preaching.  He was determined to drown out the preaching so no one would be able to hear.  Then one of the event organizers came over and told us we could not preach the gospel there even though we were in a public park bordering the event.  I asked the man if he was a Christian and he said yes and walked away completely angry.  I put up the mic since no one would be able to hear me and continued to talk to people one on one.  By this time the man who had walked off angry had called the police.  The police didn't really do much because we weren't breaking any laws and were preaching on public property.  In fact, I think one of the officers may have been a believer.  He seemed kinda convicted when he was questioning me and was real easy on me.  He was actually very nice.  It's amazing though, it never fails, the people who seem to persecute you the most are usually religious hypocrites.  Those who hold to the name of Christ but can't stand it when Christ is actually preached.  They many not be ashamed at the name of Jesus but they are ashamed of His words.  And that is the true condition of so many in this country.  Through my limited experience I've found that those who have less or those who don't seem to have everything together (nice job, house, money, good stature...ect) seem to receive the gospel with more of an open heart.  (Not always the case but more than not it is).  While those who seem to have everything, like $80,000 sports cars, and all the other delicacies the world has to offer have very little need for God and His salvation through Jesus Christ.  Again, I know the Lord saves men from ALL walks of life but if you ever just go to the streets and talk to people you'll see what I mean.  It makes the scripture ring true "For ye see your calling brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:  But God hath CHOSEN the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath CHOSEN the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and the things which are despised, hath God CHOSEN, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:  THAT NO FLESH SHOULD GLORY IN HIS PRESENCE."  (1 Cor 1:26-28)  My hope and prayer is that God will use the events of the coming days to bring low the proud and arrogant that they may look up and see Jesus Christ exaulted as Savior and Lord.  And when they do, that song called "Turn your eyes upon Jesus" will be true in their own lives which says :

                                                                         Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
                                                                       Look full in His wonderful face,
                                                        and the things of earth will grown strangely dim,
                                                                   In the light of His Glory and Grace.

We've also had the blessing of having one man I met on the street come over to the house for a few hours.  He's a man I met at a different park and just went over to talk with him and started talking about Christ.   We had this man over for dinner and spent a few hours going through the word of God.  I've been able to talk with him a couple times since then on the phone and praying God would grant this man repentance and truly give him the light of the Gospel.

We'll be spending more time in the coming days preaching on the streets.  Please keep us in prayer and pray God would add to His church delivering men out of darkness and translating them into the kingdom on His dear Son. 


BROTHER ISMAIL

Wanted to say thank you to those of you who sent money to brother Ismail.  I don't have some of your emails but wanted you to know that we received the money you sent for him and have forward it on.  I know it will truly be a blessing for him and his family.  They are doing well and continuing to preach the gospel to Muslims and Hindu's and meeting with their home fellowship.  I usually get to talk with him a few times a month over skype and exhort him and his family in the faith. 

OUR FAMILY

I also wanted to just say "thank you" to everyone reading this who has given to us before and to those who are currently giving to us.  I know that you give cheerfully and most of all unto the Lord.  We truly are thankful for each of you who through the love and grace of God have given to help meet our personal and ministry needs.  Some of you I've never even met, and may not this side of eternity, but I wanted to thank you for your donations which have and do help us preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

NEW IMAGE

Lastly you've probably noticed I've changed the image at the top of our newsletter.  As I wrote in our last newsletter I truly believe we live in a time similar to the time of Lot living in Sodom.   While I know during this time the Lord is calling in the last of His elect I know there are many "true" saints of God though grieved at the sin around them have not departed from it in full themselves.  And while we need to be about our Fathers business seeking and saving that which is lost we also need to be exhorting each other all the more as we see "the day" approaching.  Without watching and praying it can be easy to slowly get seduced back into a materialist culture that assaults us from every front.  If we don't watch and pray ourselves we could very well end up like Lot.  For those of you who are walking faithfully with Jesus I'm sure there are true brethren that you know who may be walking in error or compromise in their lives.  Brethren that you know have had a genuine conversion and know Christ but have allowed sin of some form or fashion to gain a hold in their lives.  Let us labor in prayer for these brethren knowing that God can and will restore those who are His and deliver them even in this late hour. 


With God ALL things are possible.  

IN Christ,

Sean & Lisa Scott
www.preachingjesuschrist.com


 


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12/17/2013 21:54

Just dropped by to say hello, so, hello mate!

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