During Easter, we are using short videos to share a daily idea (linked to the sermon for Sunday) on a reflection helping us wade deeper into the worship idea. Watch today's video:
The video is a longer drawing out of the reflection below. You can watch one and read the other or choose one.
3 Therefore, if you were raised with Christ, look for the things that are above where Christ is sitting at God’s right side.2 Think about the things above and not things on earth.3 You died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.4 When Christ, who is your life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory.
Colossians reminds us sin isn’t about our behavior, but about our spirit’s orientation which tends to bend away from God. Some people believe if you can control your desires and passions it will lead to peacefulness. This would probably work if we could control our desires and passions. “Being Good” is a gift from God and comes from constantly returning to God’s guidance.
Are we more concerned about outward behaviors or inward heart? How do you think they are related?
How can you reorient yourself in the midst of the darkness?
Lord Jesus Christ, you know our faults and have heard our prayers. You have ripped apart the barriers that separate us from God and opened us to the grace of God through your sacrifice of love on a cross, and your resurrection from the dead. Promise of God, fill your people and give us peace. Amen.