What’s in a name?
One of the hardest parts of being a teacher is learning to correctly pronounce your new students’ names. Over the years I have done a masterful job of butchering even the easiest names among us. As bad as I am at pronouncing names, I’m even worse at remembering them. Faces are easy for me, but names are hard. But our names are important to us, and they mean something, because they are connected to who we are.
This Sunday will be the final part in our series “Can I see some ID?” I hope that you’ve enjoyed our study of Colossians and have a better understanding of who you are in Christ. I hope you’ve been challenged over these last few months to move closer to the Incomparable Christ who loves you more than any of us can possibly comprehend. I hope you’ve seen how being in Christ calls you to a different way of living as you respond to Him and to the people around you every day.
We have one more section of Colossians to finish this Sunday. It is a collection of names that I may or may not pronounce correctly. You might be tempted to look at Colossians 4:7-18 and say, “can’t we just skip this list of names and move on?” Hang in there with me, because I think you’ll see something very important as we look at these people on Sunday. This part of the Bible is in there for a reason. You will hopefully hear a clear, personal, applicable message from the Lord. Want to find out what that is?
See you Sunday!