Christ the Center

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Today’s texts offer instruction and encouragement for all who are occasionally overwhelmed by the “unhappy business” of

 life. Jesus urges us to take care and be on guard against all kinds of greed. We who have died with Christ in holy baptism have also been raised with him and are encouraged to elevate our thinking, seeking the “things that are above.” To that end we seek the sustenance of the Lord’s supper and the encouragement of God’s word.

    • Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23 
Search out wisdom, for all is vanity
  • Colossians 3:1-11 
    Clothed in Christ, your life is hidden with him in God
  • Luke 12:13-21 
    Jesus says: Be on guard against greed; be rich toward God, your treasure