Dressed as the family of God

Pray – (1/2 minute)

Read – (3 minutes) “If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” (Galatians 3:29)

Passage: Hebrews 10:19-25

Thanksgiving and Christmas are two keys times each year when many families try to get together. Parents like Pam and I, who have grown, married children that live in another town, realize that we share them with others. We may not get to be with our children and grandchildren for both holidays every year, but we love those holidays when we do get to be with them. When we do get together, one tradition is the family photo. Those photos are treasures. They remind of special times with family we love.

Not every person has that kind of family. Some families are dysfunctional and not pleasant to be around. Whether one’s family is close and loving or whether it is dysfunctional, there is another family that you can have. It is the family of God. God’s family consists of everyone who has placed faith in Jesus Christ. Individual churches are local expressions of God’s family as believers gather together in their area to fulfill God’s purposes in their lives. Every child of God needs a local church family. Don’t be absent from a church family. Your Heavenly Father wants you in the picture!

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