Growing up in a village in Germany, my parents butchered their own chickens. We kids had huge fun watching when sometimes a chicken was beheaded and it would escape and run around headless.
In today’s passage, Paul emphasizes how our LORD Jesus Christ is the head of the body, the church. Jesus came, the image of the invisible God–that we can know and understand the God in whom we believe!
Fully God, also fully human! And yet another mystery: Christ in us, the hope of glory! He was the firstborn from the dead, came to reconcile all things to Himself–that we can be holy, blameless and beyond reproach.
If “indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel...” (v23)
To be eligible for this wonderful promise, we have to know Jesus, the Word. Jesus Himself tells us what to do, to not be like the beheaded chicken, running around headless.
John15:5 says, “he who abides in Me and I in him”
Let us dive into the Word! Struggle with Bible reading by yourself? Ask God for renewed hunger for His word!
Listen to the Bible on audio.
Read a devotional, start with the passage!
Memorize and meditate on Gods Word and ask Him to show you answers.
Discuss Bible passages with others–be honest!
- Pray through the prayer section in our program.
- Pray for Karen Alksne, our Congregational Life Ministry Associate.
- Pray for our Congregational Life Pastor, Mike Bartusek and his family.