Brothers and sisters,
Happy Monday to all! It was wonderful to worship our great God and be with His children yesterday. We learned from Genesis five, looking at Adam and his descendants through Seth, about sin’s penalty and God’s gift. We learned fallen mankind still bears the image of God, even though that image has been marred by sin. We learned fallen mankind finds hope in the birth of each new generation. We saw fallen mankind is reminded of the curse and penalty of sin, which is death. We discovered those with faith look forward to freedom from the curse and penalty of sin. And we saw that fallen mankind sees glimpses of life without death. We see in Enoch a glimpse of what it will be like in the last generation of Christians alive when Christ returns. That generation will not see death but will be changed. 1 Corinthians 15:51-57 reminds us: “Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.” Death will not have the last word. Life in Jesus will have the last word. Death will be swallowed up in victory. The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Remember to keep praying continually for each other.
Love being your pastor,
Bob Ray, Pastor, East Madison Baptist Church