Jesus in a Dressing Gown | 22nd March (copy 10)

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This is our final sermon looking through Colossians. We hope you have all enjoyed this as much as we have. 

Remember to get in touch if you have any prayer requests, or need someone to talk to. contact Joff at joff@tubestation.org.

We love and miss you all so much

Colossians 3:18-4:18

Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.

Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.

Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to curry their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord. Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for their wrongs, and there is no favoritism.

Masters, provide your slaves with what is right and fair, because you know that you also have a Master in heaven.

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.

Tychicus will tell you all the news about me. He is a dear brother, a faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord.  I am sending him to you for the express purpose that you may know about our circumstances and that he may encourage your hearts.  He is coming with Onesimus, our faithful and dear brother, who is one of you. They will tell you everything that is happening here.

My fellow prisoner Aristarchus sends you his greetings, as does Mark, the cousin of Barnabas. (You have received instructions about him; if he comes to you, welcome him.) Jesus, who is called Justus, also sends greetings. These are the only Jews among my co-workers for the kingdom of God, and they have proved a comfort to me.  Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured. I vouch for him that he is working hard for you and for those at Laodicea and Hierapolis. Our dear friend Luke, the doctor, and Demas send greetings. Give my greetings to the brothers and sisters at Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church in her house.

After this letter has been read to you, see that it is also read in the church of the Laodiceans and that you in turn read the letter from Laodicea.

Tell Archippus: “See to it that you complete the ministry you have received in the Lord.”

I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand. Remember my chains. Grace be with you.

Cream then Jam Jones
Walking in Wisdom
 

A walk through Colossians 3:18-4:18 with Sarah Yardley thinking about what it means to “walk in wisdom” in our family, work, prayer, conversations and community.

 

Featuring special guest appearances from Ally Fox, Sarah Elks, Joe and Abi Reeve, most of the Dix family, Lily Doyle, Kaitlyn Bickersteth, Robert Marshall, Anna Holcombe, Libby Williams, Livvy Kay.


 

Find a quiet place and just relax with God.

There is no need to use words,  just sit in His presence and breath in His love. 
But if words help, here are some prayer thoughts for today.

Heavenly Father Thank you for bringing us safely through another week.
But now there is a natural longing to return to normal,
Please give us patience to wait, and the courage to re-set to a new normal.
As we see more clearly that our normal was not yours,
but a different sort of global pandemic of selfishness, inequality, and injustice.
Where the “common good” was very far from being a reality for all people.
    Help us to learn from the very best, and the very worst of the past.

Heavenly Father we lift before you now all who are suffering today ............................

O living Lord, who taught us always to pray, and never give up, even when times are hard. Teach us your ways.
O living Lord, who taught us, that every difficulty brings opportunities to grow your kingdom. Teach us your ways.
O living Lord, who brings light into our darkness, and walks with us through our valley of shadows. Teach us your ways.
Thank you living Lord.

Amen.

Each week the preacher is going to recommend something to hopefully enhance your week

This week is the podcast 

Thirty Minutes with the Perry’s

Sarah says "I’ve been loving this really honest conversation between Preston and Jackie Hill Perry on life following Jesus. Today’s teaching is one of those honest conversations, and I’ve enjoyed learning from the leaders who remind me that Jesus is the only hero of our stories."

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