Living as Children of Light 09-21-18

Good morning everyone. I’m so encouraged by the young people that I’m involved with because they help me to realize that our job as God’s people goes on and on. We are all supposed to be Living as Children of Light! We are going to get some scripture this morning that supports that way of thinking.

Today’s Prayer

Dear Lord Jesus, we sing that old hymn, “What A Friend We Have In Jesus,” but how do we define “friend?” Someone once wrote this definition: “A friend is someone who compliments you enough to encourage you, who is honest enough to keep you humble while being tactful enough to make his honesty acceptable, and who is sensitive enough to your feelings to let you know that he loves you.” The more we grow in our faith and the better we know You, the more we realize that You are that friend! Now, we can define friend in two words – Jesus Christ! How well our parents and grandparents knew You when they sang, “What A Friend We Have In Jesus.” Sometimes we only discover this when You are all we have to count on! Thank You for Your loving, caring presence in our lives. In Your holy name we pray. Amen.

Let’s eat.

Living as Children of Light

Ephesians 14:17-32

With the Lord’s authority I say this: Live no longer as the Gentiles do, for they are hopelessly confused. Their minds are full of darkness; they wander far from the life God gives because they have closed their minds and hardened their hearts against him. They have no sense of shame. They live for lustful pleasure and eagerly practice every kind of impurity. But that isn’t what you learned about Christ. Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy. So stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbors the truth, for we are all parts of the same body. And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil. If you are a thief, quit stealing. Instead, use your hands for good hard work, and then give generously to others in need. Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. And do not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, he has identified you as his own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.

Quote of the Day

Pride makes us hate our equals because they are our equals; our inferiors from the fear that they may equal us; our superiors because they are above us.

Jean Vianney





Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

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