And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.This statement is amazing.
As a community we have been slowly making our way through the book of Colossians. This week we are entering into chapter 3... a very challenging and inspiring run of ideas that I am looking forward to talking about as a community. The climax of this run is this amazing statement.
Whatever you do...
- word (ALL that you say)
- deed (ALL that you do)
- giving thanks to God the Father (with a heart of thanksgiving to God)
- through him (through the person/power of Jesus)
So what does a THANKFUL follower look like when he/she is DOING EVERYTHING in the NAME OF JESUS through the PERSON/POWER OF JESUS? And what about a community of those people?