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Author:  Mary Hall-Rayford

Destiny sat through the lesson in a huge room with many other children, puzzled. When the lesson was over, the children were escorted to an even larger room to locate their parents. After much hugging and backslapping, they were finally on their way home.

After the Justins arrived home, everyone changed their clothes and began preparing dinner.  Destiny was so quiet during dinner her father began to be concerned about his usually rambunctious little girl. Under normal conditions, no one else would be able to get any conversation in because of her constant ramblings—child gossip and questions. That is what he usually heard. He sat and watched her as she picked at her food, barely eating. Either Ruth, his wife and their son, Kyle had not noticed or they were just too grateful for a relatively normal dinner conversation to say anything. Her father determined that as soon as they were finished with dinner he would have a little talk with her. Continue reading “Simple Questions”

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS

Colossians 2:2-15

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My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ,  in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.  I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments.

For though I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit and delight to see how disciplined you are and how firm your faith in Christ is.  So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.  Continue reading “Colossians 2:2-15”

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS

Colossians 3:12-25

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Colossians 3:12-25

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 

And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. 

And be thankful. 

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them. Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged. 

Bondservants, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not by way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord. 

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. 

You are serving the Lord Christ. For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.