Beyond the Weekend

July 28 | Reflections

July 28, 2021


And through him [Jesus] to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. Colossians 1:20

Read: Colossians 1:18-20
Colossians 1


Looking around the crowd on the hillside, it is likely Jesus saw kids with their dad. Some of the kids may have even looked just like him. Some likely had their dad’s mannerisms, and some of the teenagers were developing the character of their father. When Jesus says the peacemakers will be called the children of God (Matthew 5:9), he is saying the peacemakers are associating themselves with God. They are developing and reflecting the character of God.

When we act as peacemakers today, we reflect God’s heart and character. God didn’t abandon us to the consequences of our sins. That’s not who God is. Jesus’s death on the cross provided a way for us to have peace with God. One of the ways we reflect our Father is when we gracefully share his message of peace with others in our lives. It’s one of the unique and most significant ways we can bring peace to the world.


Think through the different people in your life. Are you reflecting the peace of Jesus with your family, neighbors, co-workers, or classmates? Watch and worship along with Ada Worship to the song “In Christ Alone.” As you listen, reflect on what Jesus did to bring peace and how you can share that with those around you.


Join us this year as we read through the New Testament.

Today’s reading is 1 Corinthians 15.

Download a printable PDF of the BTW week here.

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