Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Sunday's preaching text

"So then, putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbors, for we are members of one another.
Be angry but do not sin;
do not let the sun go down on your anger,
and do not make room for the devil.

Thieves must give up stealing; rather let them labor and work honestly with their own hands, so as to have something to share with the needy.
Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear.
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which you were marked with a seal for the day of redemption.
Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice,
and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you
Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children,
and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God."
(Ephesians 4:25 - 5:2, NRSV)

4 comments:

Brett said...

Do I detect another anti war sermon? Good text!

Keith McIlwain said...

Not going anti-war this week...just talking about anger and the necessity of reacting not in anger but in the Spirit. More personal relations that big picture pacifism stuff.

Brett said...

Sounds like a plan!

Prettybird said...

Nice photo. Too bad you didn't give anyone credit!

love you,
r