Pre-Thanksgiving Potluck – Monday, November 25th. Sign up to bring a dish for 5 people. Bev and I are supplying the turkey, stuffing and pop. We need mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, side dishes and dessert. Talk to your parents and decide what you want to make and bring for our Pre-Thanksgiving Potluck. Be sure to sign up for something or all we’ll be eating is turkey and stuffing.Christmas Party – December 16th.
Christmas Tithe – Every year we donated 10% of what we receive to other ministries and outreaches. As in years past, you will be voting on who will be receiving the funds. Between now and the Thanksgiving party, please be sure to fill out a ballot and turn it in to Brett or Bev. We can discuss each organization with you or you can take the information home and discuss it with your family before completing the ballot.
COLOSSIANS – Chapter 3:1-17
In Chapter 2, we read about the old life and sin, and how once you’ve accepted Christ as your Savior, you are given a new life. The rules of man do not apply; only living a life with Christ and for Christ matters. In Chapter 3, we’ll see how to live a holy life, a life in Christ.
1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.
4 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him glory.
*What should you set your heart and mind on? Things above – Christ
*Your old life is dead; your new life is in Christ.
5 Put to death, therefor, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.
6 Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.
7 You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived.
8 But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.
9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices
10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
11 Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.
*Put to death all sin that is part of being human. Stop living in your old life and fully live your new life in Christ. We are all equal in Christ – He is all and in all.
12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
13 Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
*God has chosen you and you have accepted him.
*What should we be like? What should we show? compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience
*Be nice! Help each other and forgive each other, just like God forgave you. Most of all – LOVE!
15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.
17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
*What should rule in our hearts? God’s peace
*Be thankful. Let the Word be in you and flow out of you. Do everything you do in Jesus name and give thanks to God.