One of Richie’s favourite sermons to preach is on designer labels. What is God’s designer label for us? Teenagers particularly love it.
This morning I read Colossians 3, which is the bible verse Richie bases his “Designer Label” sermon on.
9-11Now you’re dressed in a new wardrobe. Every item of your new way of life is custom-made by the Creator, with his label on it. All the old fashions are now obsolete. Words like Jewish and non-Jewish, religious and irreligious, insider and outsider, uncivilized and uncouth, slave and free, mean nothing. From now on everyone is defined by Christ, everyone is included in Christ.
12-14So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.
So get up already!
God has picked out something for you to wear today and tomorrow, and all the days of your life.