Farmers’ Market and the PSL kicks off

On Saturday morning August 3, 2013 I was asked to attend at the Farmers’ Market next to the Harry Gwala Stadium to see brother Ed White and an opportunity was taken at about 08H30 to raise the name of our Lord Jesus Christ calling for people to examine their lives in light of eternity. The portion of Scripture was Mark 10:46-52, which reads as follows:

Mark 10:46 And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging.

Mark 10:47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me.

Mark 10:48 And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me.

Mark 10:49 And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee.

Mark 10:50 And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus.

Mark 10:51 And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight.

Mark 10:52 And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.

The following was put to them that they “might be like Bartimaeus sitting on the road side begging, blind to the things of God and you need to have a relationship with this one true God that has come past your way today [heckling chuckling in the video]; it is in His Word that He comes to you today to call you to repentance and faith in Him …”. Here is the video – please excuse the shaking as I held the camera whilst preaching. It ends with a wonderful testimony by a man named Ted (mustard coloured jacket) who testifies to being healed of cancer. Praise God! 

Later the same day outside the Harry Gwala Stadium at around 19H30 in the evening I raised the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to the spectators attending the opening soccer match of the new PSL 2013/14 season between Maritzburg United and Polokwane City. Had the pleasure of some white-mockers blow their vuvuzelas [irritating plastic blow horns] at the mention of hell and the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and speak foolishly against the preaching of the Gospel. I also had an inebriated Indian breath his intoxicating brandy-breath into my face on a few occasions and tell me that ‘his jesus’ loves him as he is, and he was really offended when I corrected him that the true Lord Jesus Christ hates his drunkenness as revealed in the Holy Bible that no drunkards shall inherit the kingdom of God (see 1 Corinthians 6:10). Even in his angry drunken stupor he still wanted to hug me later – what foolishness!

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Also warned about certain football (soccer) stadium tragedies where spectators lost their lives like, Heysel Stadium in 1985 (Liverpool vs. Juventus), the 1989 Hillsborough disaster (Liverpool vs. Nottingham Forest) and the Ellis Park stampede in 2001 between supporters of Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates. People went out to enjoy themselves, but some lost their lives. What if it was you?

SOLI DEO GLORIA

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