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If Your Brother Sins

Mark sat in his office with his head in his hands. “How had Mary found out?” That was the question plaguing his mind that afternoon. It started out innocent enough, but somehow the relationship with his attractive secretary, Susan, had gotten out of control, and now his wife had found out! “What if the kids have found out? Or the Pastor and the people at church!” Mark felt trapped. He felt like he was drowning; what was he going to do?

The telephone rang. “Hello, this is Mark.” Mark swallowed hard when he heard Pastor Bob’s voice on the other end of the line. He couldn’t believe it! Mary had called their pastor asking what she should do if she knew a professing Christian was caught in sin. Now the pastor was calling to ask if he could meet with the two of them to discuss Mary’s question! What was going on? Mark thought. Pastor Bob hadn’t said anything specific. How much had Mary told him? “Well, sure...ah....Okay, tonight at 7:30 would be fine. We will be expecting you.”