Pastor Post - November 23, 2016
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! As Christians, we have so much to be thankful for, starting with the fact that we have a Savior.
This week, we will continue to focus on Thanksgiving themes as we study Colossians 3:12-17, and talk about “Expressions of Love.”
This text is one of the most beautiful in the New Testament. It is great to meditate on it and commit it to memory. In an almost lyrical, poetic kind of way, the Apostle Paul unpacks expressions of love for God and for others. He uses clothes as a metaphor, and tells us what our new wardrobe should look like as God’s new people: Compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience, forbearance, forgiveness, peace, God’s Word dwelling in our hearts richly, praise, thanksgiving, and love, which binds it all together.
Read and pray over Colossians 3:12-17, and contrast it with Colossians 3:5-9. What are we to “put on?” What are we to “put to death?” What kind of person would you rather be? What kind of community would you rather live in?
God is greatly at work in our church. This past Sunday morning it was such a blessing to teach “Discovering FBC,” and hear testimonies from incoming members to our church. They couldn’t say enough about the love their families have experienced here.
I am grateful to be a part of this church family, and so thankful to serve as your pastor. See you Sunday.
By His Grace, For His Glory, To The Nations,
Dr. Thurman Hayes, Jr.