Sunday, November 23, 2014

THANKFULNESS: SCS No. 27



Stoney Creek Sermonette: Number 27

(We at Project Dream Again hope these sermonettes bring some measure of peace to your soul and maybe spark a thought you then share with someone else in your life. Stoney Creek Sermonettes are not meant to replace your participation in a faith community.) 



Scripture Lesson for Today: Colossians 2:6-15 (NIV)

Spiritual Fullness in Christ

6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him,
7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.
9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form,
10 and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority.
11 In him you were also circumcised with a circumcision not performed by human hands. Your whole self ruled by the flesh was put off when you were circumcised by Christ,
12 having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through your faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead.
13 When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, 14 having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross.
15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.

Sermonette for Today:

I have so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.  My surgery went well and I am healing.  I saw my 66th birthday come and go this past week which only God knows the full story of how much of a miracle that was.  However, our Scriptures for today tells about what I am most thankful for which is what I have received from being rooted in my Savior.

I am not going to try to tell you I am a perfect Christian or even close.  I struggle each day to live closer to the example Jesus set while He was on earth.  I miss the mark by a universe, but He always finds me out there somewhere and brings me home.

I am safe because He “disarmed the powers” and forgave my sins and by God’s grace I will remain safe as long as I remain true to Him.

Read the Scripture lesson for today closely.  Read it each day until Thanksgiving and then on Thanksgiving read it with your family.  It may be the blessing to you that it is to me.    

Prayer for Today:

Our Heavenly Father, May we learn to live lives that honor You. Help us to learn how to witness to our loved ones and to the people we know and who we come in contact with in our daily lives. Amen.



© Ed Cooper, November 23, 2014, Stoney Creek, Tennessee
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