God’s Will/My Will: Freedom – Work, Language, Love
Gal 5:1,1 Tim 4:12, Col 3:1-17
We’ve been talking much about freedom the past few weeks. “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm then and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” (Galatians 5:1) Here is what I am wondering about: What are the Gospel implications (freedom) for work, language, and love?
Colossians 3:1-17 quickly came to mind for me in asking these questions. And then I remembered something I read during summer sabbatical by Eugene Peterson about the Gospel implications for work, language, and love.
Much of it can be summed up in Colossians 3:17, “Whatever you do, in word and deed, do it all for the glory of God.” Love it. “Whatever you do” covers it all… mentioning ‘word and deed’ covers work, language, and love once again… and ‘do it all’ makes it a triplet!
So what are the implications of the Gospel in terms of work, language, and love? And what does it have to do with freedom? Come Sunday, we can reflect on it together.
A – we worship God together and celebrate communion.
B – we celebrate community with a fellowship meal and celebrate David Boyd’s work among us with a big “Thank You!”
C – we take our fun to the outdoors with a winter hike at Brainard Lake.