Thanks for Serving at One Night
Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father. Colossians 3:17
I absolutely love serving as a volunteer at One Night. This years event did not disappoint! By God’s grace we were able to serve the special needs community as well as their families and caregivers throughout the Tri-County.
New Life in Christ
Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. Colossians 3:1-2
It is joyful to dive deep into God’s Word over a period of time! We are headed into Week 7 and I don’t know about you, but my curiosity concerning the church at Colossae continues to grow. I am reminded from these early believers that this walk with Jesus is not easy, but it’s awesome; and I pray that as you open the Word today that He will speak directly to your heart and mind. Much like Paul, I pray you will be captivated by the Love of God through Christ Jesus as we learn what follows our decision to make Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior. If He is Lord, then there will be notable change
The Dangers of Legalism
If you have died with Christ to the elementary principles of the world, why, as if you were living in the world, do you submit yourself to decrees, such as, “Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch!” Colossians 2:20-21
This Sunday, as we continue the series in Colossians, we are going to approach the topic that Paul has been directing our attention throughout the early part of the letter. In fact, Paul has laid the foundation of establishing our identity in Christ and now he is going to reveal how legalism erodes our faith in Christ.
Missions in the Context of Community
"Of this church I was made a minister according to the stewardship from God bestowed on me for your benefit, so that I might fully carry out the preaching of the word of God, that is, the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations, but has now been manifested to His saints, to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory." Colossians 1:25-27
Our Pastor writes most of the blog posts we publish, however, occasionally some of our other church leadership (some staff, some volunteer) who also contribute to the New Life blog.