Our scripture this morning is Colossians 3:15-17.
 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.  Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.  And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Paul tells the Colossians (and us) that we are to be thankful, “since as members of one body you were called to peace.” We can find the peace of Christ through study, meditation, and application of God’s word in our lives. Jesus showed us the way to be part of the kingdom work God has for us.
Our task is to love one another as Jesus taught us and share the Gospel that all might be saved through Him. We give God our thanks and our service, going where we are sent to do His will. He has things for all of us to accomplish.
We read that “whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus.” God sent us His son that we might follow Him and be saved. We are to “teach and admonish one another with all wisdom”, making sure the Good News goes out to everyone.
Loving Lord, we ask forgiveness for our selfish behavior and pray that through Christ’s sacrifice we can be restored to the relationship You intend for us. Bless us to be Your servants, sharing Your love with all the world. Amen.