Living Life in Christ
Put On the New Self
3 If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 3 For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ who is your[a] life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
5 Put to death therefore what is earthly in you:[b] sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 6 On account of these the wrath of God is coming.[c] 7 In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. 8 But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. 9 Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self[d] with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. 11 Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave,[e] free; but Christ is all, and in all.
12 Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 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. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. 16 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. 17 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.
Rules for Christian Households
18 Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 19 Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them. 20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. 21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged. 22 Bondservants, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters,[f] not by way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord. 23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. 25 For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.
4 Masters, treat your bondservants[g] justly and fairly, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.
2 Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. 3 At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison— 4 that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak.
5 Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. 6 Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.
Never be satisfied with where you are in the area of spiritual growth. Cultivate an insatiability for more of God by examining your weaknesses, beholding the perfection of Christ, and finding good examples of strengths you want to develop.
- Matt Chandler, To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain
How does Paul describe the characteristics and activities of this new community in verses 12-14?
Why does Paul place emphasis on the need for forgiveness in verse 13? What does it mean to forgive (cf. Ephesians 4:32)?
Compare Colossians 3:15-17 to Ephesians 5:18-20. What do these 2 passages teach us about the relationship between the “Word of Christ” and the “Spirit”? Can you be powerfully filled with the spirit apart from being grounded in the Word of Christ?
Taken from Colossians Complete in Christ Created and edited by the pastors and staff of Grace Bible Church Texas.
Scriptures to Consider
- James 5:14
- Ephesians 5:18-20
- Matthew 21:9; 28:18
MONDAY, June 24
9:30 am Men’s Outreach Prayer
9:30 am Women’s Prayertime
TUESDAY, June 25
8:15 am Food Safety Course
WEDNESDAY, June 26
9:00 am Park Play Days at Rotary Park in Stony Plain
9:45 am Keenager’s Study
THURSDAY, June 27
FRIDAY, June 28
SATURDAY , June 29
SUNDAY, June 30
9:15 and 11:15 am Worship Services
PARK PLAY DAYS on Wednesday, June 26 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Meet at Rotary Park in Stony Plain. Bring your kids to play at the playground while you have a chance to connect with others from SGAC. Please check the website sgac.net for more details.
Calling all Father’s, uncles, grandpa’s and kids! Join us for a morning of Dodgeball on Saturday, June 15 at 10:00 am to help raise money for the refugee family! . Cost is $25 per person with all proceeds going to Refugee Sponsorship. Tickets will be available at the Welcome Centre SUNDAY IS THE LAST CHANCE TO GET YOUR TICKETS!
Don’t miss it! VBS Registration is now open for children ages 4-grade 6. Join us as we go To Mars and Beyond August 12 to 16 from 9:15 am to 12:15 pm. Volunteers are needed to help minister to our Voyagers during this adventure. Volunteers sign up at the Check In kiosk today.
HOUSE OF PRAYER - Campfire Edition Join us for an evening of unbroken worship, praise and prayer at the Mykula home, around the camp fire (weather permitting) Bring your own lawn chair and any camp fire snacks to share.
DIRECTIONS TO MYKULA RESIDENCE:
- 24-52510 RR 20
- Take Yellowhead Or 16a west to RR 20.
- Go South on 20 past blueberry school, over the tracks
- Take your first right onto “Cottage Lake Heights II.
- Mykulas are the last driveway on the left before the turn around.
Children’s Ministries is looking for volunteers to help out in our reduced summer programming this summer. We would like to give our volunteers sometime off this summer. Please sign up today at the Check-In Kiosk or by filling out the Summer Serve card in the chair pocket in front of you on Sunday.
Annual Toy Cleaning will begin Monday, June 24. If you are able to give some time to this please sign up at the check in kiosk today. We will also need people to help clear out the nursery and 2 year old room after the service on June 23. Please consider staying behind to help with this. Thank you.
SafeCheck Advanced Private Food Safety Training Certification Course
June 25 from 8:15 am – 5:00 pm. Cost is waived for all ministry volunteers. Bring a bag lunch. Beverages provided. Please register at the church office.
Singin’ the Gospel July 14 at 6:00 pm. A dynamic evening of music and worship with Angela Prim from Nashville (a recent Gaither artist) and The Amundruds. You do not want to miss this concert. Freewill offering will be taken.
New/Renewed 3-year pledges
We have received a total of 47 pledges with an amount of $592,290.00. Eight of the received pledges are first time pledgers towards Future Development – Yay! We are asking that if you haven’t already, please prayerfully consider how you can partner with the Future Development of SGAC through a commitment over the next three years and drop off your pledge form in the Future Development display. Thank you to those who have returned your pledge forms. It is appreciated.
Construction: Time to go underground. Utility upgrade work has begun and you will start to see more action in and around our parking lot for the next few months. Visit the Future Development displays in the foyer to get updates on the utility work already started. Pray for the weather to cooperate and work to go smoothly and safely.
If you have any questions, contact the Future Development team at Phase1@sgac.net
Please note: There will be no Discovery Island during building maintenance, June 30, July 7, and July 14. Please join us for family friendly services on those three weekends. Nursery and 2 year olds will commence on July 7 at 9:15 am and 11:15 am. Age 3 to grade 6 Children’s Ministry will return with reduced Summer Sunday programming on July 21 at 9:15 am and 11:15 am.
Please pray for:
Our International Workers: Travis & Sharon Thiessen, K.I., Jon & Andrea Bauer.
Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor Steve Kim - Apologetics Pastor. Steve is married to Sharina and they have two children ages 5 & 3.
Our Support Staff Team Member: Debbie Funk. Debbie is married to Rod and they have two children ages 15 and 14.
Our Elders Team Member: Anthony Toornstra. Anthony is married to Rosie and they have 4 children ages 9, 8, 4 and 1.
PLEASE NOTE: The gym is not open for play on Sunday mornings. Parents - please supervise your children. Thanks for your attention to this matter.
CONGRATULATIONS to those who have chosen to take a step of obedience and be baptized today: