St. Pixels Blog

Apr
1st
2014

Welcome To St Pixels – church of the internet

hill for pixWe are an international community from various Christian traditions who have a vision for St Pixels  i.e  we aim to create a sacred, Christ-centred space on the internet, where those of all faith and none can experience God’s love as participants in a worshiping community.

We try to do this in various ways – please explore and join in if you wish.

1. We have a Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/stpixels, if you ‘Like’ it you will be kept up to date with our activities. There are posts to discuss, prayer requests, links to some of the more silly things churches get up to, and details of our activities on-line.

2. We have regular live events.  From the beginning of March our regular patten of services has changed.  The USA will continue to have a regular daily slot at 9pm CST.  There will be 3 events a week at 9pm GMT. During March we will have a weekly act of Worship on Sunday evening and our prayer event on Monday evening.  The third event “Let’s talk about” will run on a variety of evenings according to the availablity of the leader.  In April these will be on a Friday evening.

To attend an event - Click on http://apps.facebook.com/stpixels, then click on the ‘enter’ after 8:30pm UK time (2:30pm CST) and 2.30am UK time (8.30pm CST). The meeting starts at 9pm. If you are elsewhere in the world the time shown on that page will be correct for wherever you are. There is also a link via the green box (Facebook App) on the top line of this page.

You can come in and loiter without having to chat or us knowing who you are, should you wish to see what goes on. Mostly we have some music, a talk (sound files) and a time of prayer. Then we chat!

If you are using a smart phone or tablet and you want to enter the chat room,  you can do this more successfully  by using the green button above (Facebook App), or by using the browser to access Facebook rather than a Facebook App. Some sound files may not work on all platforms.  If you do not receive sound on your first visit, logging out and back in again can sort this.If it is your first visit you may miss out on sound – it’s easily sorted – simply leave and return

3.  You can also follow us on Twitter @st_pixels or by using the Follow button to the right.

4. Sometimes some of us meet off-line – such meets are publicised on the Facebook page, and all are welcome.  In April we shall be having a meet at Peterborough Cathedral – do join us if you are able.

So – come and meet us

Mar
3rd
2014

Welcome to St. Pixels – church of the internet

 

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We are an international community from various Christian traditions who have a vision for St Pixels  i.e  we aim to create a sacred, Christ-centred space on the internet, where those of all faith and none can experience God’s love as participants in a worshiping community.

We try to do this in various ways – please explore and join in if you wish.

1. We have a Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/stpixels, if you ‘Like’ it you will be kept up to date with our activities. There are posts to discuss, prayer requests, links to some of the more silly things churches get up to, and details of our activities on-line.

2. We have regular live events.  From the beginning of March our regular patten of services has changed.  The USA will continue to have a regular daily slot at 9pm CST.  There will be 3 events a week at 9pm GMT. During March we will have a weekly act of Worship on Sunday evening and our prayer event on Monday evening.  The third event “Let’s talk about” will run on a variety of evenings according to the availablity of the leader.  In March these will be on a Wednesday evening.

To attend an event - Click on http://apps.facebook.com/stpixels, then click on the ‘enter’ after 8:30pm UK time (2:30pm CST) and 2.30am UK time (8.30pm CST). The meeting starts at 9pm. If you are elsewhere in the world the time shown on that page will be correct for wherever you are. There is also a link via the green box (Facebook App) on the top line of this page.

You can come in and loiter without having to chat or us knowing who you are, should you wish to see what goes on. Mostly we have some music, a talk (sound files) and a time of prayer. Then we chat!

If you are using a smart phone or tablet and you want to enter the chat room,  you can do this more successfully  by using the green button above (Facebook App), or by using the browser to access Facebook rather than a Facebook App. Some sound files may not work on all platforms.

3.  You can also follow us on Twitter @st_pixels or by using the Follow button to the right.

4. Sometimes some of us meet off-line – such meets are publicised on the Facebook page, and all are welcome.

So – come and meet us

Feb
4th
2014

Welcome to St Pixels – church of the internet

Welcome!

Cross

We are an international community from various Christian traditions who have a vision for St Pixels  i.e  we aim to create a sacred, Christ-centred space on the internet, where those of all faith and none can experience God’s love as participants in a worshiping community.

We try to do this in various ways – please explore and join in if you wish.

1. We have a Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/stpixels, if you ‘Like’ it you will be kept up to date with our activities. There are posts to discuss, prayer requests, links to some of the more silly things churches get up to, and details of our activities on-line.

2. We have a live event daily, sometimes this is a chat room, sometimes a time of worship. These vary greatly depending on the leader; some examples have been posted as other posts on this website.

To attend an event - Click on http://apps.facebook.com/stpixels, then click on the ‘enter’ after 8:30pm UK time (2:30pm CST) and 2.30am UK time (8.30pm CST). The meeting starts at 9pm. If you are elsewhere in the world the time shown on that page will be correct for wherever you are. There is also a link via the green box (Facebook App) on the top line of this page.

You can come in and loiter without having to chat or us knowing who you are, should you wish to see what goes on. Mostly we have some music, a talk (sound files) and a time of prayer. Then we chat!

If you are using a smart phone or tablet and you want to enter the chat room,  you can do this more successfully  by using the green button above (Facebook App), or by using the browser to access Facebook rather than a Facebook App. Some sound files may not work on all platforms.

3.  You can also follow us on Twitter @st_pixels or by using the Follow button to the right.

4. Sometimes some of us meet off-line – such meets are publicised on the Facebook page, and all are welcome.

So – come and meet us

ponder

Here in the UK we have had extremely wet weather. Many areas have been flooded, homes and livelihoods have been damaged. Elsewhere there is oppression, injustice and war.  Yet along side this there are signs of hope.

Hope

Hope

May we never forget those in need, remembering them in our prayers and campaigning for justice and keep looking for signs of hope and beauty, in both nature and in the actions of others.
Amen.

Jan
3rd
2014

Welcome to St Pixels – church of the internet

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Welcome!

We are an international community from various Christian traditions who have a vision for St Pixels  i.e  we aim to create a sacred, Christ-centred space on the internet, where those of all faith and none can experience God’s love as participants in a worshiping community.
We try to do this in various ways – please explore and join in if you wish.

 

1. We have a Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/stpixels, if you ‘Like’ it you will be kept up to date with our activities. There are posts to discuss, prayer requests, links to some of the more silly things churches get up to, and details of our activities on-line.

2. We have a live event daily, sometimes this is a chat room, sometimes a time of worship. These vary greatly depending on the leader; some examples have been posted as other posts on this website.

To attend an event - Click on http://apps.facebook.com/stpixels, then click on the ‘enter’ after 8:30pm UK time (2:30pm CST) and 2.30am UK time (8.30pm CST). The meeting starts at 9pm. If you are elsewhere in the world the time shown on that page will be correct for wherever you are. There is also a link via the green box (Facebook App) on the top line of this page.

You can come in and loiter without having to chat or us knowing who you are, should you wish to see what goes on. Mostly we have some music, a talk (sound files) and a time of prayer. Then we chat!

If you are using a smart phone or tablet and you want to enter the chat room,  you can do this more successful more easily by using the green button above (Facebook App), or by using the browser to access Facebook rather than a Facebook App. Some sound files may not work on all platforms.

3.  You can also follow us on Twitter @st_pixels or by using the Follow button to the right.

4. Sometimes some of us meet off-line – such meets are publicised on the Facebook page, and all are welcome.

 

So – come and meet us :-)

 

 

Jan
9th
2014

January Prayer Thread.

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Please feel free to add prayers of your own as comments.

Login using your Facebook id – top left blue button -then click on the title of this post.  A comment box will then appear for you to add prayers for yourself or others.

We respect confidentiality. So use people’s initials if necessary, or seek  permission before posting in any detail. It might be prayer for yourself, a personal need or situation or you may want to pray for those you care about.  It could be a prayer for worldwide issues.

Dec
26th
2013

Mary.

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Luke 2.
Now in those days, a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enroled.  This was the first enrolment made  when Quirinius was governor of Syria. All went to enrol themselves, everyone to his own city.

Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to David’s city, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house of David; to enrol himself with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him as wife, being pregnant.

While they were there, the day had come for her to give birth. She gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a feeding trough, because there was no room for them in the inn. (WEB)

Question:
Let’s put ourselves in Mary’s place as she travelled on her way to Bethlehem with Joseph. What would be her hopes and fears. What might she have been thinking?

Excerpt from Room at the Inn by Ian Harrison of www.seedresources.com.

It gets me really annoyed you know, this census business. I mean it’s good for trade, but it’s such a shambles. People traipsing all over the country. Why can’t we just tell them where we come from instead of having to go there?

I reckon it’s ‘cos the Romans want to keep tabs on terrorists. When people are out of their houses, the army goes in and does weapons searches. Not so much as a by your leave. They just enjoy keeping us under their thumb.

See who that is will you? I hope it’s not more visitors. We’re choc-o-block already. People all over the floor in the bar. It’s getting ridiculous. I just hope it’s not the army coming to turf everyone out.

They do that you know. Think it’s a joke to have everybody standing outside wearing not a lot whilst they turn the place over. Gives the squaddies something to do at night. What’s that, a man and his wife? Tell them we’re full up.

You’d think they’d have found somewhere by now. I mean it’s after ten at night.  Did you say she’s pregnant? Oh, all right, I’ll come and see. Oh my goodness, she’s not pregnant, she’s in labour! Sarah, get down here quick. Get the fire going and some water on.

Good job my wife knows a thing or two about babies, she’s the village midwife. Well we haven’t any rooms spare. I’d give you ours but she’d never get up the stairs in her condition.

Miriam, go and make up a straw bed in the stable. You’ll have to move some of the other visitors’ donkeys. Just be careful, they can give you a nasty nip.

Where did you say you’d come from? Nazareth? ………………………
Hymn:  What child is this.

What Child is this who, laid to rest on Mary’s lap is sleeping? Whom angels greet with anthems sweet. While shepherds WATCH ARE KEEPING?

This, this is Christ the King, whom shepherds guard and angels sing; Haste, haste, to bring Him laud, The Babe, the SON OF MARY.

Why lies he in such mean estate, where ox and ass are feeding? Good Christians, fear, for sinners here. The silent Word is pleading.

Nails, spear shall pierce Him through, The cross be borne for me, for you. Hail, hail THE WORD MADE FLESH. The Babe the Son of Mary.

So bring Him incense, gold and myrrh, come peasant, king to own Him; The KING OF KINGS salvation brings, let loving hearts enthrone Him.

Raise, raise a song on high. The virgin sings her lullaby. Joy, joy for CHRIST IS BORN, The Babe the Son of Mary.

Question:
The hymn writer talks of the Word made flesh when referring to ‘the Babe the Son of Mary’. What does that mean to you?

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Dec
23rd
2013

Unto us ………………..

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Isaiah 9.
For unto us a child is born, UNTO US A SON IS GIVEN; and the government shall be upon his shoulders; and his name shall be called WONDERFUL, COUNSELLOR, Mighty God, Everlasting father, prince of peace. Of the increase of his government and peace THERE WILL BE NO END.

He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness FROM THAT TIME ON AND FOREVER. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.

Are you ready for Christmas? I don’t mean have you done all your shopping, bought all your presents and sent all your Christmas cards.

What I want to ask is, in all the busyness, have you had time to ponder on what it’s really all about? Sometimes we get so caught up with preparations and getting everything ready for christmas that we forget to think about the wonder of His coming.

God spoke the world into existence and it’s that spoken word that John talks about in John 1 when he says: In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.

Through Him all things were made;without him nothing was amde that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind … The word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.

Through the Hubble telescope, which hovers above the earth, astronomers have looked further into space than ever before. What they’ve seen is galaxy upon galaxy in their absolute billions in the night sky. To say that the universe is big is such an understatement! John 1 tells us that through him, Jesus, all things were made and without Him nothing was made that has been made.

The other year we went walking in the Lake District. I remember one day we went up one side of a breathtaking valley and down the other. It was fascinating to see people, over the other side where we’d just walked, looking like ants because they were now so far away.

It reminded me of going up in an aeroplane and looking down to see things on the ground become tiny, moving dots below, as the plane got higher and higher. We, as humans on this planet of ours, are so small and yet He became flesh and made his dwelling among us!

We all know someone who’s been pregnant or have been pregnant ourselves. Think on this then; the one who made the universe and flung stars into space came to be with us first as an embryo, a gently kicking unborn, then a helpless newborn baby. At one time he walked around on baby, wobbly legs.

Colossians 1, speaking of Jesus has, “For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

He made a determined choice to come and identify with us by becoming one of us here on this planet that he made Himself! How did He do that?

I, for one, am so glad he did. What an amazing God we serve!

So ……..are you ready for Christmas?

Excerpts from A Prayer for Advent by John Birch of www.seedresources.com


In this season of expectation – we PREPARE TO WELCOME Christ Jesus, Messiah.

In the bustle of our lives and the hard to find MOMENTS OF SOLITUDE – We prepare to welcome Christ Jesus, Messiah.

Into our HOMES AND SITUATIONS along with friends and families – We prepare to welcome Christ Jesus, Messiah.

INTO OUR HEARTS and those often hidden parts of our lives – We prepare to welcome Christ Jesus, Messiah.

From beneath the surface of your story is an inescapable fact You entered this world as VULNERABLE AS ANY OF US in order to nail that vulnerability to the cross.

Our fears, our insecurities and our sins all that can separate us from God exchanged by your Grace for Love. We can only marvel that SALVATION COMES TO US through a baby born in a stable, and reaches out to a world of need…….

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Dec
23rd
2013

Shepherds.

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Luke 2

There were shepherds in the same country staying in the field, and keeping watch by night over their flock. Behold, an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.

The angel said to them, ‘Don’t be afraid, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you today, in David’s city, a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord. This will be the sign to you; you will find a baby wrapped in strips of cloth, lying in a feeding trough.

Suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly army praising God, and saying ‘Glory to God in the highest, on earth peace and good will towards men.’

When the angels went away from them into the sky, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let’s go to Bethlehem, now, and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.’ They came with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby was lying in the feeding trough.

When they saw it, they publised widely the saying, which was spoken to them about this child. All who heard it wondered at the things which were spoken to them by the shepherds.

But Mary kept all these sayings, pondering them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, just as it was told to them.

Question to consider and discuss:
The angel told the shepherds that this Saviour Christ Child had been was born to them and all mankind! What can that mean for us today, over 2,000 years later? How relevant is it?

Hymn:

Angels from the realms of glory, wing your flight o’er the earth; Ye who sang creation’s story, Now proclaim Messiah’s birth. Come and worship, Christ, the new-born King! COME AND WORSHIP, worship Christ, the new-born King!

Shepherds, in the fields, abiding, watching o’er your flocks by night, God with man is now residing, yonder shines the infant Light: Come and worship, Christ, the new-born King! Come and worship, worship CHRIST, THE NEW BORN KING!

Sages, leave your contemplations, brighter visions beam afar; seek the great Desire of Nations, ye have seen His natal star: Come and worship, Christ, the new-born King! COME AND WORSHIP, worship Christ, the new-born King!

Saints before the alter bending, watching long in hope and fear, suddenly the Lord, decending, in his temple shall apear: Come and worship, Christ, the new-born King! Come and worship, worship CHRIST, THE NEW-BORN KING!

Though an infant now we view Him, He shall fill His Father’s throne, gather all the nations to him; Ev’ry knee shall then bow down: Come and worship, Christ, the new-born King! COME AND WORSHIP, worship Christ, the new-born King!

Question:
The hymn writer says, of the Christ Child, that He shall fill His Father’s throne, gather all the nations to him; Ev’ry knee shall then bow down. What do you think he means by this?

Excerpt from Why Shepherds? By Sue Brown of www.seedresorces.com.

If you had news, important news, of the greatest event that ever befell. Who would you give the message to? Who would you tell?

Why, I’d call up The Times and The Guardian, I’d write to my M.P. I’d contact the Palace and Whitehall and email the BBC.

And what of the men on the nightshift, on the industrial estate? Would you find the time to let them know? Oh no they’d have to wait…..

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Dec
23rd
2013

Psalm 23 and the Lord’s Prayer.

 

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Comparing Psalm 23 and The Lord’s Prayer.

 

If you examine The Lord’s Prayer  together with Psalm 23, you may notice some similarities,

and that Psalm 23 provides some answer to the Lord’s Prayer.

 

For example, The Lord’s Prayer begins “Our Father who art in heaven”

and Psalm 23 begins “The Lord is my Shepherd”, – both of which are names or titles of God.

 

“I shall not be in want” is the confident answer to the request “Give us this day our daily bread”.

Jesus is the Bread of Life.

He promised that if we seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, he would provide all our  needs.

“He makes me to lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside the still waters” emphasizes that point in the metaphor.

 

“He restores my soul” – appears to  involve our spiritual condition as well as our physical health.

Forgiveness of sins is necessary to cleanse, heal and restore us to spiritual health.

 

We pray “May your name be hallowed on earth as it is in heaven”

and “Lead us not into temptation (or difficult trials without your presence), but keep us from the evil one”

In Psalm 23 David shares his experience of receiving God’s help as he says

“He leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake;

Yes, even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil,

for you are with me, your rod and your staff they comfort me.”

When we obey and follow the lead of the Holy Spirit we are hallowing his name.

 

We pray “Your will be done here on earth as it is in heaven”, and Psalm 23 answers,

“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil, my cup runs over.”

God wants us to have a part in doing his will, and pours his Holy Spirit into our hearts to empower us.

He basically wants us to share his unconditional respect and love with other people.

Jesus was and is a servant-leader and he gave his followers a new command -

not only to respect and serve those who are above them, but also to respect their peers and those that they might supervise.

In other words, he instituted a radical new concept that giving respect and honor to others must go down the chain of command as well as up.

 

In the Lord’s Prayer we pray “Thy kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven”

and “For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours forever and ever.”

Psalm 23 concludes – “Surely your goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life

and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever, Amen.”

 

David was a man after God’s own heart and experienced the many benefits of having a close relationship with God.

 

In John 14:1-3 Jesus said “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; Trust also in me.

In my Father’s house are many offices; if it were not so I would have told you.

I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go to prepare a place for you,

I will come back and take you to be with me, that you also may be with me where I am.” NIV

 

We can be confident that Jesus will provide the wherewithal for us to have a respectful relationship with him and our neighbours, so that we may spend eternity with him.

 

PRAISE BE TO GOD.

 

 

Dec
9th
2013

What money can’t buy.

 

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Acts 8:9
.. there was a man, Simon by name, who used to practice sorcery in the city, and amazed the people of Samaria, making himself out to be some great one, to whom they all listened, from the least to the greatest, saying,” This man is that great power of God.” They listened to him, because for a long time he had amazed them with his sourceries.

But when they believed Philip preaching good news concerning the Kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. Simon himself also believed. Being baptized, he continued with Philip. Seeing signs and great miracles occurring, he was amazed.

Now then Simon saw that the Holy Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered money, saying, “Give me this power, that whomever I lay hands on may receive the Holy Spirit.” But Peter said to him, “May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift of God with money!

You have neither part nor lot in this matter, for your heart isn’t right before God. Repent therefore of this, and ask God if perhaps the thought of your heart may be forgiven you. For I see that you are in the gall of bitterness and in the bondage of iniquity.”  Simon answered, “Pray for me to the Lord, that none of the things which you have spoken of happen to me.”

Answered prayer?
I was baby sitting for our daughter and her husband recently. Their two little boys were rough and tumbling, running up and down the kitchen before bedtime. Having a whale of a time. Memories came flooding back of a time when babies for them seemed to be an impossibility.

We’d ‘borrowed’ two little girls from a church friend promising to make a ginger bread house with them. Our daughter had broken her arm so rather then disappoint she enlisted my help. We had a lovely afternoon. On the way home, in the car, I prayed, as on many other occasions for our daughter to be able have her own children.

Now to have that prayer answered and their home filled with the laughter of our two little boys, where before there was barrenness and infertility is beyond price. God has been so, so faithful.

Time for reflection and a question:
Has God has been faithful to you recently? Perhaps you’d like to type in a few words to tell us about it?

Hymn: Great is Thy Faithfulness.
Great is thy faithfulness, oh God my Father, there is no shadow of turning with thee. Thou changest not, thy compassions they fail not. As thou has been, thou forever will be.

Great is thy faithfulness, great is thy faithfulness. Morning by morning new mercies I see. All I have needed thy hands have provided. Great is thy faithfulness Lord unto me.

Summer and winter and spring time and harvest. Sun, moon and stars in their courses above. Join with all nature in manifold witness to thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

Great is thy faithfulness, great is thy faithfulness. Morning by morning new mercies I see. All I have needed thy hands have provided. Great is thy faithfulness Lord unto me.

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth. Thine own dear presence to cheer and the guide. Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow. Blessings all mine and then thousand behind!

Great is thy faithfulness, great is thy faithfulness. Morning by morning new mercies I see. All I have needed thy hands have provided. Great is thy faithfulness Lord unto me.

There aren’t many things that money can’t buy in this age of greedy bankers, target setting governments and cost saving healthcare. So many things are driven by money when you come right down to it.

What money can’t buy.
There is one thing however, that literally can’t be bought by money or anything else, for that matter.  It’s free …. but it will cost you everything! Does that sounds like a contradiction in terms?

In Mark 8 we have – He (Jesus) called the multitude to himself with his disciples and said to them, “Whoever wants to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it; and whoever will lose his life for the sake of the Good News will save it. For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world, and forfeit his life?

Jesus was using the image of carrying a cross to show what was needed to be his follower. He’s not against pleasure and he wasn’t saying we should experience pain needlessly. Jesus was talking about what’s needed to follow him moment by moment. To put him first when it’s difficult and the future is uncertain.

Some in other countries and through the ages have been willing to lose their lives for the sake of the gospel. Not because their lives were worthless but because nothing – not even life itself – compares with what we gain with Jesus Christ. I ask myself sometimes would I be willing?

Colossians 1 has – For by him (Jesus) all things were created, in the heavens and on earth, things visible and things invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers; all things have been created through him, and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things are held together.

Jesus wants us to wants us to choose to follow him rather than live a life of sin and self satisfaction. He wants us to let him direct us. This makes good sense because as the Creator Christ knows better then we do what real life is about. He asks for submission, in that we give up our self centered determination to be in charge.

Many spend all their energy on accumulating things and seeking pleasure. Jesus said however, that a world centered on possessions, position or power is ultimately worthless because whatever we have on earth is only temporary. It can’t be exchanged for our soul.

We can work hard at getting what we want and may have a pleasurable life but in the end it will be hollow and empty. We can’t take it with us when we die. If we follow Jesus and we will know what it is to live with contentment now and to have eternal life as well!

Think about the things we have been considering and type in the words you’d like to use to thank God for his faithfulness, goodness and mercy towards us.

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