A representative of Jesus.

Series: Interview with Brian and Jennea Welch | Week 1: Interview with Brian and Jennea Welch

Colossians 3:15-17

And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful. Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.

The word ‘rule’ in verse 15 comes from the athletic world. Conflict will arise in our hearts and in our relationships as we strive to live as Jesus lived, but peace should be the umpire in those conflicts. The rich words of Christ are to fill our lives so that we can teach and counsel with them. Finally, whatever we do, remember that we are representing Jesus to a world that is watching and is desperate for Him.

In what area or relationship in your life do you need to let peace be the umpire? How can you let the word of Christ fill your life so that it permeates your conversations and daily life more? How would doing everything as a representative of the Lord Jesus transform what you have to say and do today? Pick one of these questions, write down your answer, and share it in your group or with a friend. 

Interview with Brian and Jennea Welch