Where We’ve Been and Where We Are Going: A Wrap Up (God’s Will/Our Will) and A New Beginning (Intro to Colossians)
Acts 1:8, Ph 2:6, 1 Tim 2:7, Colossians Intro
A 7 month journey of unpacking sabbatical learnings will be completed this coming Sunday: The Integration of God’s Will and Our Will: On Mission – WITNESS. We will also make a brief intro into where we are going next: The Colossians Letter.
Take a look at the definition of witness. Then look at the definition of herald and apostle. Why stop there – what does the word testimony mean? How do any of these concepts have to do with us? EVERYTHING!
Life in Christ is all about witness. Our everyday living heralds him. We apostolically live into the proclamation of the Good News (Gospel) in any way that gives evidence to God’s great love and salvation (testimony) – word, deed, character… ALL of LIFE.
Beginning Sunday we close one message series and begin another. As this year flows into 2024, we will walk in God’s word beginning with the Colossians Letter (Spring – a Word from God in the form of a letter, through Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the early church believers), moving on to the Esther Narrative (Summer – a story of God’s people in exile, who are called by God ‘for such a time as this’ to follow Him), and rounding it out with a lengthier series walking through The Book of John (Fall and Winter – some call it a Gospel – the good news of the life and teachings of Jesus, our Lord and Savior).
See some of you Sunday, and some of you will be worshipping at our Women’s Retreat this weekend,