"Watch out for people who try to dazzle you with big words and intellectual double-talk. They want to drag you off into endless arguments that never amount to anything. They spread their ideas through the empty traditions of human beings and the empty superstitions of spirit beings. But that’s not the way of Christ. Everything of God gets expressed in him, so you can see and hear him clearly. You don’t need a telescope, a microscope, or a horoscope to realize the fullness of Christ, and the emptiness of the universe without him. When you come to him, that fullness comes together for you, too. His power extends over everything."
Prayer of Repentance
Dear Lord, thank you for your promise of forgiveness. Even in my sinfulness, you love me. Thank you for not abandoning me to my mistakes, but for reaching out to bring me home. I ask you now to search my thoughts, my heart, and my soul. Help me realize my sin and give me the grace to accept your mercy without shame. For the wrongs I have committed, I am sorry. I ask you to forgive me. Thank you for loving me unconditionally. I pray now that you would help me live out of that love today. In Jesus' name, Amen.