Pastors Message

Pastor Roger L. Steiner

God’s grace be with you.

Being the New Year, it is a time when many make resolutions that will improve upon life from the previous year.  I imagine 2019 is no different with such intentions.  In remembering 2018 and moving forward into 2019, I would like to suggest that we have Colossians 3: 12-17 at the top of our resolutions list.  As there are times when certain things do not need to be explained, so I think in this case I do not need to expound on Paul’s words.  May the blessings of God be yours in abundance as we walk boldly into 2019 and apply this encouragement for daily living.

Colossians 3: 12-17 (NRSV)

“As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness and patience.  Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.  Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.  And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body.  And be thankful.  Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.  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.”

Peace in Christ,
Pastor Steiner