Sunday School and Sunday Worship
This Week’s Readings
04 December 2017
Bible: 2 Corinthians 4:6-11
For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,”[a] made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side,but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body.
Reflection of the week
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A CHRISTIAN
(To the Christians in Anatolia)
Your trust in God your Father has made you members of his Family; Jesus
has made this possible. For when you were baptized and became friends of
Jesus, you began with his help, to live in his way – as he lived in his Father’s
Living in God’s Way means that you can’t talk about one another as
being ‘white’ or ‘coloured’, ‘working class’ or upper-class’, ‘men’ or ‘women’ –
as though that were the only thing about them that matters. The most important
thing is that as Christians you are one company of friends. And if you are
friends of Jesus, you are members of God’s family as God meant you to be and
promised to make you.
That is why, when the time was ripe, God sent his Son to live among us
as one of us – to help us to live as his sons and daughters, grown-up members of
his Family. Because this is what we now are, he has given us the spirit of his
Son in our hearts. When we pray to him, we pray to him as Jesus did; we say
You aren’t God’s slaves; God has made you, as I have said, his sons
and daughters. And, as sons and daughters inherit their father’s wealth, so all
the wealth of God, your Father, is yours.