Hey Everybody! Sorry to bail out on you so suddenly last week. My daughter (Jessica) was given tickets to the Bears/Falcons game…and wonder of wonder, she asked her old man to go with her. How can a guy pass up quality time with his daughter, AND great NFL tickets to boot? We were on the 50 yard line, 8 rows back, right behind the Bear’s bench. Sweeeeeet!!
I’m actually in Jacksonville right now, visiting my two youngest who are in college out here, on my way to a Calvary Chapel Pastor’s day down in Merit Island. Just between us (and seriously, don’t tell anyone), I really dread these events. The guys who attend are all great, it’s not that. It’s that I feel so awkward and out of place because unlike them, I have no clue what I’m doing. Pray for me…I’m such a goon.
Anyway, we’re going to continue our study in Colossians…we’ll be looking at verses 24-29 this Sunday.
Actually, you should read it in the Message as well.
Paul is defending his ministry to people that he hasn’t met face to face. As the chapter wraps up, he explains that his main motivation to to lead people to maturity in their lives in God. As we look at what Paul says about himself, we realize he’s modeling the kind of maturity he wants to see develop in these other believers.
What does maturing in a life with God look like to you? What do you see in Paul’s description of himself and experiences that reveal maturity?
What do you want to look like when you grow up more in God?
Stuff to think about. See yer’ Sundee!