The Apostle of Christ

The Apostle of Christ

Colossians 1:24-2:5


Call to Worship: Psalm 23 (NIV)

     The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
         He makes me lie down in green pastures,
          he leads me beside quiet waters,
         he refreshes my soul.
         He guides me along the right paths
              for his name’s sake.
     Even though I walk
              through the darkest valley,
         I will fear no evil,
              for you are with me;
         your rod and your staff,
              they comfort me.

     You prepare a table before me
              in the presence of my enemies.
         You anoint my head with oil;
              my cup overflows.
     Surely your goodness and love will follow me
              all the days of my life,
         and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
              forever.

Scripture Reading: Matthew 7:15-17 (NLT)

15 “Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves. 16 You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act. Can you pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit.