Rooted in the Gospel

Rooted in the Gospel

This week we welcome our partners in mission, Eric and Dawn Humphrey to the pulpit.
They live with their two children in Guelph Ontario. Eric has worked with Power to Change in the student ministry for 15 years, where he serves with Creative Communications as the Creative Director of Video production. This role brings together his two great passions, Jesus and Story. He also is a lead writer for the small group resources team.

Eric will be preaching on Colossians 2:6-7 which reads,
“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”

Two months ago my son John and I had to take out the chain saws and cut up a large cedar tree that had blown down in the forest. It was the strangest thing because this tree wasn’t sick, old or dead. In fact, it was so healthy that it would be last tree that you would expect to blow over. But a quick look explained it all. The tree had no tap root to anchor it in the soil. All the roots of this tree were on the surface so that when a strong wind came along it was easily uprooted.

In writing to the Christians at Colossae Paul encourages them to be “rooted in Christ Jesus.” They were not to be rooted in “fine-sounding arguments” (Colossians 2:4) or “hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world…” (Colossians 2:8) but in the person of Jesus Christ. Their faith was to have a strong tap root that was anchored in Christ and Christ alone.

As you prepare for worship this Sunday please pray:

  • For every person at SCBC to be rooted in Christ and not the philosophies of this world.
  • For Eric and Dawn as they minister on University campuses and produce creative resources for the students. May God bless them with insight into his word that they may proclaim his word boldly.
  • For Pastor Tom and his family as they take two weeks holiday. Pray that they will know rest and the presence of God in their time away.

Spend some time giving thanks to God for his many blessings.
In thanksgiving for you, Tom.


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