Methodists share faith at Aldersgate
May 26, 2006

Methodists share faith at Aldersgate

There wasn’t a shadow of doubt in anyone’s mind last Sunday that the presence of the Lord was among them.

Singing songs of praises onto the Lord, Methodists from the Georgetown/Mt. Coke Circuit and Kingstown/Chateaubelair Circuit marched through the streets of Calliaqua for the joint Aldersgate rally. The march, which commenced at the Calliaqua Clinic, proceeded to the Calliaqua Methodist Church as curious onlookers joined in by singing the hymns.{{more}}

The rally, which was held under the theme “Share your faith in a complex world”, highlighted many of the challenges faced in the world.

Superintendent of the Georgetown/Mt. Coke Circuit, Reverend Adrian Olde preached a sermon of conviction to the packed church. Olde said that faith was much more than just doctrines and should be exercised fully.

Olde went on to say that many people know and quote scriptures very well, but devils also know the scriptures as well.

“Amen! Amen!” was the response that echoed the walls of the church as Reverend Olde continued with his sermon.

Olde said that when the question of, “Do you know Christ?” is put to people in the church, they tend to evade the question by saying, “I am a part of my church.” “You need to know Christ, that is the only way,” he said.

“The time has come for us as a church to change the way we operate, sometimes you have to trouble the waters for things to happen,” Olde said. The Reverend urged the church to make great use of the media, telephone and Internet in sharing their faith in this complex world.