Grace Extends in Linslade

Grace Extends in Linslade

Some works have been effectively written off too soon. Here is an account of grace extending in one such place – Linslade.

The congregation is tiny and its hard to see any future for the work there.

The congregation is prayerful and committed and the town is growing rapidly. What an opportunity for the gospel.

Two people. Two assessments. One place. Linslade.

At the beginning of this year, the church in Dunstable took oversight of the church in Linslade. Through weekly ministry, fervent prayer, and active evangelism, things have begun to change.

Nine visitors – at last count – have come through the door. Two long-time attenders have requested membership. One man has indicated a call to ministry.

When we meet at Linslade next Saturday to celebrate their anniversary, I expect there to be a spirit of rejoicing as we remember the past and renew our commitments to the Lord and one another. Hugh Collier – the grandson of one of the former pastors – will preach.

Is there a Linslade near you? Neither Tigger-like enthusiasm or Eeyore-like pessimism are likely to help. But genuine concern coupled with a bit of practical assistance might just make a difference.

But, whatever you do, don’t write them off too soon.

“For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.” 2 Corinthians 4:15