This summer we have been looking at some of the most powerful teachings of our Lord in his parables. We will conclude the series Sunday with a look at one of the most famous of all, the Parable of the Prodigal Son. But this time we will take a different approach to the parable as we consider the idea, “Tears in Heaven.” I hope you will join us on this last Sunday of August as we worship God together.
In the fall we will begin looking to some of the letters of Paul, particularly his correspondence to the Christians in a place called Colossae. Tradition says that Paul wrote this letter from prison, so we will take that as our theme.
What sort of letter would you write if you were imprisoned for the “crime” of being a Christian? Who would you write? Your lawyer, the governor, a judge, an old friend? Paul uses his time in prison to do a number of things. He must have prayed constantly. In addition, he wrote letters to encourage the churches he had visited. He also shared the truth of the gospel with all he encountered.
This week you will most likely not be in prison. How will you use the time and freedom God gives you? Would it be a good idea to use time as Paul did?
I’ll see you Sunday!