It’s not an easy word but it is one I’ve got a bit of a quarrel with.

We always assume it means ‘end’

Terminals - bus

… but whether you use it about

·        a bus station

·        a wire 

·        or a human life.

 it often doesn’t mean ‘end’ at all!

·        You crimp a terminal on a wire not to end something, but to connect it

·        You go to the bus terminal NOT necessarily to end, but often to progress to the next stage in your journey …

When ‘terminal’ is used in ALL those ways we’ve mentioned, it’s not about making a final ending,but it’s about making a good connection.

‘Terminal’ is often about making a new connection

Terminals - electric

 The truth is, ALL of human life is terminal. The medics can only tell you they think they’ve discovered your personal journey schedule.

The important questions then are:

  1. where are you going?
  2. how will you get there?
  3. and what is this trip going to cost?!

1. Where are you going?

 Opinions vary, but when the chips are down you want something more solid than mere opinion …

Evidence is all that will do!

And there’s great evidence of GOOD life after death in the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus Christ. In fact it’s the best-attested fact in the whole of ancient history!

 Check out that evidence here: https://youtu.be/vpJzWF4lnG0

or click on this QR Code to use a link to go direct Resurrection video QRC Peter Williams

How about if He could beat this ‘terminal’ thing FOR you?

  1. How will you get there?

Only one human being ever managed to ‘beat this thing’ and He spelled out how we can gain for ourselves out of His victory over death … here’s what He preached at the start of Mark’s Gospel:

Mark 1 v 15

“The Kingdom of God is at hand:

repent and believe the Good News”

Check this in Mark’s Gospel chapter 1 verse 15, or click on this graphic to hear the chapter read to you.

We can give you an audio copy of the New Testament to listen to, or a paper copy you can read for yourself. Please just ask!

The third big question that arises is the hardest …

  1. What is it going to cost?

(Here’s the really hard bit.)

It’s GOT to cost us nothing at all.FOC

it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.”
(Ephesians 2 vv. 8-9)

Terminal? Yes. We ALL are.

But when they tell you they’ve got a handle on your timetable, these are the big questions to deal with.

  1. Where are you going?

  2. How are you going to get there?

  3. What is it going to cost?

Don’t let it rest. Contact us – soon – to find out more.

About welshrev

Simon is a church planting pastor and Rural Chaplain with yGRWP.com and serving the Heart of Wales. He has a Facebook page as Rev Simon Bowkett and the Grace Church website has lots of information and resources at www.grace-llandeilo.org.uk Facebook page is 'Grace Christian Community Llandeilo' ... you would be welcome to drop by there for a chat!
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