Weekly Scripture Readings

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Waynesburg University Prayer Chapel

In Chapel on Tuesday, our Christ and Culture guest, Jamie Smith, preached on Colossians 3:12-17. Jamie highlighted Paul's exhortation to the Colossian Christians that they “put on Jesus Christ.” Jamie's exposition of Paul's exhortation included the suggestion that to “put on Jesus Christ,” that is to be “clothed” with Christ, takes practice, repetition, rhythms of an embodied worship whereby we inculcate a faithfully directed love for God and desire for the Kingdom. This metaphor of putting off the old – associated with the misguided rhythms of a life apart from the Spirit of Christ – and putting on the new - moving in step with the Spirit – weaves its way throughout Paul's writings. Let the sampling of this metaphor, found in this week's readings, encourage you to “practice” putting on Christ and thereby focus your love for the sake of the Kingdom and the world in which we live. We do so with full confidence that we will indeed, one day, be fully clothed, sharing in Christ's glory.

 

 

Peace, Tom

 

    • Romans 13:8-14

 

    • Galatians 3:23-29

 

    • Colossians 3:1-17

 

    • Ephesians 4:17-32

 

    • Ephesians 6:10-20 2

 

    • Corinthians 5:1-10 1

 

    • Corinthians 15:35-58

 

Tom Ribar is the Waynesburg University Chaplain. He received his M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

 

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