Let me tell you about my week last week. But first …
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life inChrist Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23)
The saddest part of my week last week was sitting down with a preacher and his wife as he confessed to being a serial adulterer. His marriage was dying, his ministry had died, his credibility, testimony and trust had died and his children’s relationship with him was dying and would die as they grew up to realise their father was not the man they thought he was.
I sat in the place of death, it stank, it was depressing, it was the wages of sin.
The best part of my week last week was hearing once again of one of my churches that in the last 18 months has grown from zero to 30 people on a Sunday. I was told of a young couple who had just committed their lives to Christ and were being baptised (this church has had more baptisms in the last 18 months than it had for a decade!) and opening their home for a small life group to be held there. As I listened my heart was encouraged listening to the gift of God and the eternal life being experienced in that place right now.