Tuesday, October 7, 2014

October 2014 Newsletter

“See with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand” (Galatians 6:11).

In the history of God’s creation, we live in an amazing time of technology. Never before have we been so instantly connected by things like cell phones and social media. Yet, it seems that the instant access and connection has made life seem more and more impersonal.

The Apostle Paul had people write as he spoke aloud letters, but at the end of his letter to the church in Galatia, he wrote with his own large handwriting, which is his way of making a personal mark to his letter. Paul had so many personal touches to his writing. In Philippians, Paul expresses his joy in remembering the Philippian church in prayer (1:3) and even longs for all of them with the affection of Christ Jesus (1:8). 

Being a church, or a group of transformed and transforming sinners by the grace of Jesus Christ, we are commanded to love one another (John 13:34).  Express your love and care for others in the church. For example, a simple text of encouragement, a letter of gratitude, or even meeting face to face to share concerns and cares for each other.

No matter how advanced technology gets or how busy our lives are, we as redeemed disciples of Jesus are called to be closer and more loving than any worldly relationships. We remain personable, for our God became flesh and dwelt among us. Let us strive for such loving relationships for joy in the church and for the glory of our gracious God and Savior Christ Jesus the Lord.

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