Beyond the Weekend

May 1 | Reputation

May 1, 2015

Text: Colossians 1.3-6

The Apostle Paul begins his letter to the Colossians by telling them their reputation precedes them and is having a powerful effect, “. . . we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people . . .” (Colossians 1.4). God uses their reputation to forward his Gospel message all over the world!A reputation of faith and Christ-like love has a magnetic effect, turning the heads of those apart from God. Receiving God’s love and sharing it with those around us (“Plumbing Theology”) is God’s plan to spread his good news of salvation. Amazingly, God has actually staked his reputation to our love for one another—how we love and how we receive God’s love is extremely important.
As you welcome God into your day, take a moment to pray for Ada Bible Church. Ask God that we might have a reputation of faith and love going out into Grand Rapids, drawing many people to receive his love and gift of salvation. Pray that we’ll be known as people who say, “Please Disturb.”

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