Friday, July 20, 2012

My week - busy busy and exciting too

Blog week ending 20th July 2012

Dear Friend,

Thanks for coming on to this blog and reading about my week. Since I last posted a blog I have had a pretty busy week, I am sure that you have as well. On Sunday we had a good crowd of people who are not Christians in at our church Community Tea. Free grub you say, maybe! I am not too bothered what brings them in as I believe that when God starts to speak in a persons life they have to listen and come to some decision about His offer of salvation.

The deal is too good. We have done the wrong and deserve what is coming to us on the Day of Judgment. God sent His Son, Jesus, in person to live in our world, experience our existence with the full knowledge that he would be ‘despised and rejected’ and nailed to the cross. However it’s deeper and more complex than that. God’s plan was that His Son would take on himself the legal penalty for sin so that God could offer us forgiveness for our sins. The key to this being effective is this fact - Jesus was sinless. For this reason he is the only person ever to live who could legally face the full consequences of evil and sin and pay for it on behalf of others. His death makes it possible that God can maintain his stance as a holy being (having legally and justly dealt with evil and sin) and at the same time show humans His kindness, grace and mercy. Now my question, to anyone who is reading this, is this – have you accepted God’s offer of salvation. You would be mad not to.

Sunday night saw me speaking to about 45 homeless men and women about the same message that had been explained at the Community Tea. You see, the reality is this; the good news of salvation crosses all the boundaries that we have erected. It’s for rich and poor, strong and weak, all ethnicities etc. Amazing isn’t it.

My only complaint this week is that I’ve been left to run the house while my wife and daughter were working at a Christian Youth Camp in Scotland – there we are again – the good news is also for young people! Anyway I’ve struggled on and managed to survive. I wouldn’t like to do too well in case she might think that I am capable and expect me to be more domestically inclined. Not much chance of that I must add!

Trust you had a good week.

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