“Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts (People try to manufacture peace outside of themselves.), since as members of one body you were called to peace. (If you don’t have the pieces of the other things, you won’t have complete, perfect unity and peace.) | And be thankful. (This authenticates everything else.) Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts (Authenticating gratitude - SD?) to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
Using this classic passage from the Apostle Paul, we will spend three weeks heading into the holiday season exploring some vital qualities that should comprise the body of Christ when we are united in purpose and honoring God in whatever we do, in word and deed.