On Thursday night we were back at the park for one more kids club! This marked our last Thursday outreach for a while. We may go back to the park in late August (details to come). Whatever the case, though there were not many out at the park, the Lord provided about 6-8 kids for a great evening of teaching, singing, learning and even snacking! He also provided a large crew of volunteer workers from Grace Chapel! I am humbled by their desire to serve and their faithful devotion to co-labour for the sake of His Name. They mingled with all of the adults at the park, looking for opportunities to spread the Gospel – they are a great encouragement to me.
Again, Mary K. led us in a song filled with actions, volume and crazy fun! Daniel S. used a couple of tricks to teach us about the greatness of the Bible and the forgiveness of sins. The boys vs. girls game was a blast – I think the ladies won this time. For our lesson we looked at how God’s Provision of the Law ultimately points to Christ. The Law was a great stage upon which to preach the Gospel. Some of the kids who were there had never heard of the 10 commandments before, nor about Adam and Eve – oh that we continue to spread the Word to a biblically illiterate generation! May the Lord help us.
I was delighted to meet a Christian family (Alex, Elaine, and Samuel) from another Baptist Church in Markham. They came to check out the evangelistic ministry and expressed how encouraged they were to see the Gospel being preached to kids at the park. Their encouragement was a great encouragement to me. Alex took the picture below. This is a picture of the sketch at the beginning of the message:
By the end of the message, we had looked at the 10 commandments that God provided to Israel to arrange a way for them to have a relationship with him. However, they broke his law and were cursed. We considered what Jesus said when he came: “you must be perfect” (Matthew 5:48). We considered how like Israel, we have sinned. We are not perfect. We need God to provide us with a way of having a relationship with him. Indeed, He has provided – CHRIST!
After the kids club, Rafi and I came across two friendly grade 11 students who were playing basketball (at the park). We asked if we could play with them. They were cool with that. We had lots of fun. I was happy, not only to play basketball, but also because the Lord opened the doors for us to share the Gospel with them for a while afterward (and to give them the NT Scriptures as well). Please pray for them.