“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”
– Colossians 3:12 NIV
We’re 10 days into the new year. Have you broken any resolutions yet? If you haven’t considered some changes in your life, it’s not too late. This Sunday we’ll set resolutions aside, and consider a new year’s REVOLUTION! In Colossians 3, God reveals nine life-changing attitudes and behaviors that will change your life for the better, and have a positive impact on the people around you. Too often we become stuck in a pattern of behavior and think we’re incapable of changing. Come on. ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD! Start with the attitudes listed above. Draw them on the back of your hand with a marker, better yet, commit them to memory and live them. You’ll notice the difference. Then look up verses 13-17 in your Bible and put the rest into practice too. We don’t do this out of guilt, or shame, we do this because we are God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved. God loves you! He loves you to the point of dying and rising so that your sin would be forgiven, and your eternity in heaven would be certain. Trust Him to supply you with the power you need to live a new year’s REVOLUTION!
January 3 Sermon – Wisdom – Luke 2:40
Watch the January 3, 2016 sermon by Rev. Brendan Prigge referencing Luke 2:40 NIV and learn more about God’s wisdom.
Sunday Sneak Peek for January 10, 2016 – Colossians 3:12-17
Many people begin the new year with resolutions. God’s Word encourages us to make it a new year’s REVOLUTION! God reveals nine beneficial behaviors that we do in response to the great gift He’s given us in Christ. Learn more about Colossians 3:12-17 NIV this Sunday, January 10, 2016 at Victory Lutheran Church.
“So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?”
-1 Kings 3:9 NIV
Solomon had been pronounced king at the tender age of 12. Yup, 12. The LORD told Solomon to ask for anything he wanted, and Solomon asked for a discerning heart. God was obviously pleased that Solomon didn’t ask for an XBox One, or a hoverboard, so God granted Him “a wise and discerning heart”. All three of the Bible readings for this Sunday talk about wisdom. Wisdom isn’t just knowledge, it’s the prudent application of that knowledge. There is one field of knowledge that is more beneficial than the rest, and that is knowledge of God’s will. The book of Proverbs tells us, “Fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” The better we know the will of God in the Bible, the better equipped we are to apply it in our daily lives. Be wise to the love God showed when He became a human in the person of Jesus and died so that we could be forgiven. Be wise to the instructions God gives on how to live a godly life in this world. Resolve this year to spend time reading the Bible. You’ll be wiser for it.
Happy New Year in the Lord!