You know what I find infectious? When someone can’t help, but talk about what God has done in their life.

 

If you’re to do a scan through the New Testament, there’s no one that the Apostle Paul meets that he doesn’t share how his testimony with – how God rescued him – no one. And then when it came to the letters he wrote to churches, just the mention of God’s name and Paul would break forth into praise.

 

He wasn’t an anomaly though – all of the early Christians spoke this way. Peter certainly did. In 1 Peter 1:8 he goes on to exclaim that “though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.” The King James puts it as a “joy unspeakable and full of glory.” This is the way the Apostles spoke of God.

 

Is this true of you too? Is this how you’re responding to the Gospel or do you think, ‘God is good, but he’d be better if this season of parenting would be over, or I just wish people would stop dying?’

 

The early church faced a lot of persecution, but notice how this never stopped their singing: it shouldn’t stop yours either.

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