All members of the Royal Black Institution are set to receive a booklet which will help them understand the Gospel message.
“The Gospel according to St John” has been produced by the Chaplains’ Committee.
Sir Knight Raymond Adams, Grand Chaplain, presented Sovereign Grand Master, Rev William Anderson, with the first copy at the recent meeting of Imperial Grand Council in Cookstown.
Rev Anderson explained: “For some considerable time, it has been the vision of the chaplains of the Institution to promote and encourage all members to read God’s Word daily.
“The distribution of ‘The Gospel according to St John’ booklet is part of that vision.
“There is a clear message in St John’s Gospel which helps the reader to understand the truth about God, the truth about Eternity and the truth about making a choice to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour.”
The booklet contains opening messages from the Sovereign Grand Master and the Chaplains’ Committee, plus a 30-day reading plan to encourage Sir Knights to understand the Gospel message.
“The booklets will be distributed to all members of the Institution free of charge, with the earnest prayer that all who read it will find God’s way of Salvation for their lives now and for Eternity,” said Rev Anderson.
After receiving his copy, the Sovereign Grand Master thanked the chaplains for their work and vision in producing the booklet, and urged all members of Imperial Grand Council to ensure that the publication is not only distributed, but that it is read, and that the chaplains’ message at the beginning is prayerfully considered and responded to.