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Friends in Christ Weekly Message
November 15, 2014

     But friends, you're not in the dark, so how could you be taken off guard by any of this? You're sons of Light, daughters of Day. We live under wide open skies and know where we stand. So let's not sleepwalk through life like those others. Let's keep our eyes open and be smart. People sleep at night and get drunk at night. But not us! Since we're creatures of Day, let's act like it. Walk out into the daylight sober, dressed up in faith, love, and the hope of salvation.

     God didn't set us up for an angry rejection but for salvation by our Master, Jesus Christ. He died for us, a death that triggered life. Whether we're awake with the living or asleep with the dead, we're alive with him! So speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope so you'll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind. I know you're already doing this; just keep on doing it.

1 Thessalonians 5:4-11 (Message*)

Live in the Light! Let's not sleepwalk through life but live in the fullness of God's blessings. People should see that we are full of faith, love and hope.

The Good News is that we're alive with Jesus Christ! Although circumstances may sometimes be tough, we should live in hope. And the walk with Christ is more than an individual walk. We need to be encouraging one another, helping each other to live ever conscious of the hope Christ has placed in us.

Bill Samuel

* The Message version ©2002 by Eugene H. Peterson.

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