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Weekly Lesson Mailout

WEEKLY LESSON MAIL-OUT...OR.....GREETING WITH A 'HOLY KISS'

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Hi Everyone!

What a blessing it is to read and study the Word of God, taught by the Holy Spirit!  Have a listen if you have the time at www.hiswayonline.org, or view similar teachings on the church Facebook site The Connection His Way Church or our web site at www.theconnectionrb.org

The Bible study today was on Colossians Chapter 3.  Boy, plenty of conviction to go around here!  Paul's approach here is to remind us that we are 'risen with Christ' and we sit with Him on his throne, therefore we should be seeking the things of God and not even thinking about seeking worldly things.  Then he goes on to say that we should kill those ungodly things in our bodies/lives like: fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil thinking, and covetousness which is idolatry.  He reminds us that God punishes these things.  But our sins are forgiven, right?  Aha, but there is always consequences here and lack of God's favor.  If we truly are saved are sins are forgiven, but should we be sinning if we are truly saved?  This is the great Christian conflict that Paul so plainly talks about, and our part here is to keep working toward more godly thinking and living.  He says rather 'put on' mercy, kindness, humbleness, meekness, long-suffering, forbearing and forgiving one another, but most of all, putting on 'love'.  God's peace will then rule in our hearts, we will praise God and sing with grace to the Lord.  Paul concludes with good advice for marriage, parenting, being obedient children, and good employees.  Fighting the good fight we will receive the inheritance of God which includes His peace and joy now!
 
The sermon today was on the coattails of the beatitudes spoken by Jesus.  We love to hear lessons from Jesus directly; we know He loves us by teaching us these truths.  Chapter 6 starts with Jesus encouraging us to be giving in private so as not to miss the blessings from the Father (don't look for glory from men) and always pray and fast- He gives us the 'Lord's Prayer' as a model to pray: praise God, acknowledge His rule over us and His will, ask Him for our needs, ask Him for protection, and glorify God with our hearts.  He then encourages us to 'lay up' treasures in heaven and know not that we cannot serve both Him and mammon (money and power).  Then He helps us to deal with worry and anxiety.  He knows what we need and He always provides if we seek first His kingdom.  Our focus should be on today which is full of things for us to do (for Him), and not worry about tomorrow.  We can do these things through Christ who strengthens us!


Blessings!

Chuck

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