Monthly Archives: November 2016

The Image of God – Colossians (Part 1)

St. Paul wrote a letter to the congregation in Colossae to counter false teachers who had tried to ply the people away from Christ to instead worship other things or beings.  In this letter (the Epistle to the Colossians), Paul emphasizes the pre-eminence of Christ in all things. Paul begins by greeting the church in the name of Jesus Christ.  He then speaks of the inheritance …

Destruction, the last days, and the Last Day – Luke 21:5-28

Jesus’s words as recorded in Luke 21:5-28 contain some pretty heavy stuff. Jesus is dealing with three different events in these verses: he speaks of the destruction of the temple and Jerusalem, the last days, and then finally the end when he returns. We could easily get confused if we misunderstand what he’s saying and interpret these events as all occurring at …

All Saints’ Day

Today, November 1st, is All Saints’ Day where we remember all those who have gone before us in the faith.  We follow in the footsteps of the Church since Christ’s ascension and therefore are here today with our ancestors in the faith behind us and with our descendants yet before us in the future.  The Church is not only the collection of …