“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” (Reference: Colossians 3:12-17 )
Preacher: We are God’s chosen people.
Seeker: Holy and dearly loved.
Preacher: Let us cloth ourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Seeker: So clothed we will bear with each other and forgive each other.
Preacher: For we are clothed through God’s mercy.
Seeker: It is God’s mercy and compassion that binds us, the love of the Lord that unifies us.
Preacher: And God’s peace that insures our harmony.
Seeker: God has given use teachers and leaders to guide us.
Preacher: Praise be to God for the gifts that have been bestowed on to us.
Seeker: Our praises to God are lifted up to the heavens; our words and deeds are set forth in the name of the Lord.
Preacher: Let humility fill our hearts, for none of this happens because of our power or ability.
Seeker: Praise be to the Lord that these things have been accomplished in the Almighty’s Name.
Preacher: Praise be to God! Amen!