September 9, 2015


Colossians 3: 1- 11

3:1 Therefore, if you have risen together with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.
3:2 Consider the things that are above, not the things that are upon the earth.
3:3 For you have died, and so your life is hidden with Christ in God.
3:4 When Christ, your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
3:5 Therefore, mortify your body, while it is upon the earth. For because of fornication, impurity, lust, evil desires, and avarice, which are a kind of service to idols,
3:6 the wrath of God has overwhelmed the sons of unbelief.
3:7 You, too, walked in these things, in times past, when you were living among them.
3:8 But now you must set aside all these things: anger, indignation, malice, blasphemy, and indecent speech from your mouth.
3:9 Do not lie to one another. Strip yourselves of the old man, with his deeds,
3:10 and clothe yourself with the new man, who has been renewed by knowledge, in accord with the image of the One who created him,
3:11 where there is neither Gentile nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian nor Scythian, servant nor free. Instead, Christ is everything, in everyone.


Luke 6: 20- 26

6:20 And lifting up his eyes to his disciples, he said: “Blessed are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
6:21 Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who are weeping now, for you shall laugh.
6:22 Blessed shall you be when men will have hated you, and when they will have separated you and reproached you, and thrown out your name as if evil, because of the Son of man.
6:23 Be glad in that day and exult. For behold, your reward is great in heaven. For these same things their fathers did to the prophets.
6:24 Yet truly, woe to you who are wealthy, for you have your consolation.
6:25 Woe to you who are satisfied, for you will be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep.
6:26 Woe to you when men will have blessed you. For these same things their fathers did to the false prophets.