We don’t like to think of God as angry do we? But actually, God’s love is so deep that he hates anything that hurts, despoils or defaces His creation and His creatures. Colossians 3:5-11 reminds us not to get comfortable with sin in our lives but to allow God to renew us so that we are made like Christ.
Sometimes we are in danger of neglecting our physical needs. But Jesus knew that after the exertions of their missionary journey, the disciples needed rest. Come with me, by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest is what he said to them – perhaps that’s exactly what Jesus wants to say to you as well?
In four verses that give us a glimpse of our future, Brian opens up Colossians 3:1-4 with the question 'what does this transform today in the light Jesus’ future appearing?' And drawing from ‘Scrooge’, how might we plan our lives in the light of God’s great rescue plan in Jesus?