Bible Study: Colossians 3:1-4 — June 2, 2024

Colossians 3:1–4 (NKJV): 1 If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.

“We are all beggars needing Jesus’ forgiveness, a new life, and eternal salvation” Trinity 1 2024

Let’s not be fooled by the illusion of self-sufficiency, my friends. The rich man in the parable trusted in his wealth and status, only to find himself tormented in the flames. Our possessions, accomplishments, and worldly success fade away in the face of Jesus’ grace and mercy. Only the grace of God can sustain and enrich us.   So if we dig deep, digging down to the roots of this topsy-turvy tale, Jesus’ parable reveals that we are all beggars. We are all beggars needing Jesus' forgiveness, a new life, and eternal salvation. There is no exception, no escape from this truth. It is our common condition. It is our shared humanity.

“Taking the plunge into the depths of holy matrimony with Jesus”

As we witness the union of these two sinners who have decided to plunge into the depths of holy matrimony, let us remember that marriage is not just a piece of paper or a legal contract. It is a sacred bond, a spiritual connection, and an act of God’s divine love that brings us all together. And in this love of God, may you find joy and fulfillment in each other, today and always, in this life and the next.