5 Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 6 On account of these the wrath of God is coming. 7 In these you too once walked, when you were living in them.
8 But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. 9 Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. 11 Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all.
12 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17 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.
18 Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 19 Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them. 20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. 21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged. 22 Slaves, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not by way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord. 23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. 25 For the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.
4:1 Masters, treat your slaves justly and fairly, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven. 2 Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. 3 At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison— 4 that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak.
5 Walk in wisdom towards outsiders, making the best use of the time. 6 Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.
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PLEASE NOTE: We will no longer be uploading resources three times a week.
Please join us for a new and extended Sunday service which includes activities for the kids and a once a week household devotion for all!
Parents and guardians!
As we enter a new season/term we are going to change things up a bit!
Most of our children will be starting some form of schooling – so time in the home will be limited, but we still want to partner with you as you make disciples of Jesus in your home.
We will continue to load a video each week which will be a bit longer and teach from the gospel of John.
Alongside that video will be links to various activities and worksheets for our pre-schoolers and grade 1-5s.
Our CrossRoads team will also load a bible study booklet that our Gr 6&7s can work through on Sundays and during the week on John’s gospel.
The resources will be loaded the Friday before the service so you have time to print and prep.
It would be helpful if you can watch the video and work through the activities with your children, children learn best by talking and asking and answering questions which is hard for us to do via video!
If you have any questions or your children have any questions please feel free to email us:
Fional@christchurchmidrand.co.za for pre-schoolers and grade 1-5
Dudum@christchurchmidrand.co.za for the CrossRoads age group
Bible Tots and Starfish class
Ellen and Rene, two volunteers who normally teach the Bible Tots and Starfish class will be loading songs and lessons on a WhatsApp group for the parents of this age group.
Please email Fiona your cell phone number if your child is younger than 4 years old and you would like to receive these lessons. email@example.com
Church@Home and our life groups will be studying the book of Hebrews.
Every Monday morning we will load a family devotion on the same Hebrews passage.
It will include a short Bible study, games, prayer ideas and a few other surprises!
Choose a day and time that you and your family can sit together for no more than 30 minutes and do the devotion every week.
Ask your children to give it a fun name and enjoy!
You will need a little bit of time to prep each week but we will keep it simple and fun. It will be a great habit to have as a family.
Contact us if you’d like to know more about our various support groups: Divorce Care, Griefshare, Boundaries, Bipolar: Down Together, Care Connect and ARC (Addiction Recovery in Christ)
Please remember to keep giving during this time.
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Christ Church Midrand
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Bank: Standard Bank
Branch Number: 001155
“A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.”
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11: 28 – 30
God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
C. S. Lewis
If you’re not part of a life group, you should be. Christians are not saved to live alone, we’re saved into a family (Ephesians 1:1 – 14). Why not sign up to a life group?