Because you are children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying “Abba! Father!” Galatians 4:6.
Children of God! Paul’s letter to the Galatians claims that Christians are children of God.
Children of God is a phrase used, loosely and broadly, to mean everyone: all people are children of God. In some sense this might be true, but Paul means something more specific. Christians are children of God because they know the language of God. The things they do look like the sort of thing that God would do, based on God’s word. Children of God seem to be working for God. They bear the name of Christ–God’s Son–out into the world. They live in families that speak a biblical language of God’s law and God’s gospel. Etc. We will explore the phrase “children of God” and try to determine if that is what we are!
The Christmas season continues in the church. We’ll sing Christmas songs and see the Christmas colors around the altar. If you would like to take your poinsettia home, please do so on Sunday. Thank you to Mary Ann, Carol and Barbara for decorating the church for Christmas.
The choir rehearses at 8:45 am. Thank you to our music director, Kathryn, to the members of the choir, the brass group, the Christmas soloists and all the children who played during the program.