Now at Ascension

We Root One Another in Christ

Pastor Ben Berger - 1/28/2024

“Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me” – or so goes the old childhood rhyme, as if what other say is of no consequence to us. The truth is, names – and words generally – have a lot of power. The words we speak and the words spoken to us can hurt deeply, as any child who’s been teased can confirm.

But the power of words to help and heal is also very real – and none more so than the power of the word about Jesus Christ. That’s why Paul wrote what he did in his letter to the Christians living in the Roman city of Colossae. “Let the word about Jesus dwell among you richly,” he said. Why? Because it was this word that was the power of God to give peace, real peace, lasting wholeness and restoration of relationship between God and among people.

And it is this word about Christ through which Christians root one another in the peace of Christ still today – and in so doing experience genuine Christian community. Now, on Ascension on Air: We root one another in Christ.

Bible Reference: Colossians 3:15-17