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Christian Responsibilities – Colossians 3:18-4:6

Christian Responsibilities – Colossians 3:18-4:6
By Pastor Lee Hemen
August 28, 2011 AM

We all have responsibilities in life. Some of us may take them very seriously while others may have never prioritized their lives at all. I remember very well how I had to learn what responsibility meant when I got my first dog. It meant I had to make sure he was fed, tied up at night, bathed when he rolled in something awful, and I had to train him to behave. Which it would have been a whole lot easier if he had not run away so often!

Paul knew that Christians have responsibilities as well. In his concluding section of his letter to the Colossians, Paul covered several subjects. He first outlined the responsibilities of the members of a Christian family. Paul further dealt with believers’ responsibilities toward Christian servants and their masters. Then he stated certain responsibilities believers have toward their church and toward non-believers. Let’s discover what Paul taught about …

Psalm 32 - The joy of forgiveness!

Psalm 32 - The joy of forgiveness!
By Pastor Lee Hemen
August 21, 2011 AM

Who are the happiest people on earth you know? No, it is not necessarily those who go to Disneyland! Usually it is someone who has something wonderful to share like the birth of a baby or an anniversary of some kind. That is the way it was with King David in Psalm 32. He had something wonderful he just had to share. David had experienced the joy of repentance! In fact, in the process he had promised God that if he would be forgiven of his sin then he would spend the rest of his days telling others about the forgiveness he had experienced. This Psalm will give us an account of how David does that. David shares with us about the joy of forgiveness!

Yates, in writing about this Psalm, states, “Immediately we are confronted with the ringing declaration that not only gives an accurate picture of the experience of a human soul but rewards us with the universal truth that will transform lives!” Words seem to…