Former GBC Interim Pastor, Dr. Bruce Fong joins us for a Sunday morning to teach from Colossians 1.
"Paul, an apostle—not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead— and all the brothers who are with me,
To the churches of Galatia:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen." - Galatians 1:1-5
"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." John 1:5
As for me, I would seek God,
and to God would I commit my cause,
who does great things and unsearchable,
marvelous things without number:
he gives rain on the earth
and sends waters on the fields;
he sets on high those who are lowly,
and those who mourn are lifted to safety.
Luke 2:12 - "And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger."
In an age dominated by myth, we look instead to be transformed by the parables of Jesus.
Go now, follow where Christ calls you
and proclaim the message God has given you.
Wait in hope for God.
Avoid becoming bound up in the business of the world,
but live in readiness for the in-breaking of the Kingdom.
May the Father be your haven and your glory;
May the Spirit give you courage for the mission;
And may Christ Jesus embrace your soul with peace.
We go in love and serve the Lord. Amen.
"And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us."