Sermon Series
  • 1. Colossians, Introduction And Overview

    Contributed on May 18, 2004
    based on 37 ratings

    First of 11 messages in Colossians. Paul says three things in this overview: The Savior is Supreme; Your Salvation is Simple; You are Saved for Service

    INTRODUCTION Today I want to begin a new series of messages based on the Book of Colossians. Colossians is a letter written by Paul to Christians in Colosse. It is the 7th letter of Paul placed in the middle of his 14 letters to churches and church leaders. Colosse was located in Asia minor which more

  • 2. Faith, Love And Hope

    Contributed on May 18, 2004
    based on 19 ratings

    Three important words of the gospel are explored along with corresponding works

    INTRODUCTION Charles Trentham has a chapter in his book on Colossians entitled, “The Three Greatest Words in the Gospel.” What three words do you suppose he means? Let’s guess. Clues: All three words have only one syllable, two of the three words are 4 letter words. The other word has 5 letters. more

  • 3. Progress Through Prayer

    Contributed on May 18, 2004
    based on 43 ratings

    Prayer is vital to know the purpose of God, to live a life praiseworthy of God, to be productive for God, grow in personal knowledge of God, to be filled with the power of God and to be partakers of God’s grace.

    INTRODUCTION Today’s message is about prayer: “Progress Through Prayer.” Let me ask you this morning, “How many of you have prayed for someone?” Another question, “What motivates you to pray for someone?” (Emergencies such as accidents, sickness, loss of job, death in family, how to handle a more

  • 4. The Exclusive Christ

    Contributed on May 18, 2004
    based on 18 ratings

    Jesus Christ is exclusive and unique. This is seen in His relationship with God, with God’s creation and with God’s church

    INTRODUCTION The verses we will consider this morning comprise some of the most magnificent descriptions of Jesus that can be found. There is probably no other paragraph in the Bible that contains more concentrated doctrine about Christ than these verses. Most Bible scholars believe these words more

  • 5. The Inclusive Christ

    Contributed on May 18, 2004
    based on 14 ratings

    The exclusive Christ becomes the inclusive Christ through the cross. The cross is the key (with Jesus rivited to the face of it)that unlocks our salvation.

    INTRODUCTION The first half of the Book of Colossians (chapters 1,2) is technical and theological. Sometimes the material in chapters one and two can be a little deep. Last week’s message may have seemed a little deep for some of you. I apologize. Perhaps you were stirred to study more and that is more

  • 6. How To Walk In Victory

    Contributed on May 18, 2004
    based on 71 ratings

    Walk carefully with Christ watching out for false philosophies, trivial traditions and worldly ways and you will win with Christ.

    INTRODUCTION Have you ever known someone whose life had been changed by God and who began living a life of zeal to the Lord that later, maybe because of higher education, was filled with doubt to the point of forsaking their call? Perhaps you have known of someone who became a Christian and was more

  • 7. How To Walk In Freedom

    Contributed on May 18, 2004
    based on 44 ratings

    Paul takes on the "Perfection Police" and "Legalistic Lawyers" in this text and shows us how to walk in freedom.

    INTRODUCTION Is there a rule book for Christians to follow? Do we have a codified list of do’s and don’ts by which we are judged. Is God like Santa Claus, “He’s making a list and checking it twice, gonna find out whose naughty or nice.” Once a preacher told his congregation there were 700 sins. more

  • 8. New Life

    Contributed on May 18, 2004
    based on 39 ratings

    Explores the reality, responsibilities, reasons, and rewards of our new life in Christ.

    INTRODUCTION About three years ago Bon Jovi had a huge hit song titled “It’s My Life.” Some of the lyrics go like this: This ain’t a song for the broken hearted No silent prayer for the faith departed I ain’t gonna be just a face in the crowd You’re gonna hear my voice when I shout it out more

  • 9. When Christ Is All In All

    Contributed on May 18, 2004
    based on 31 ratings

    When Christ is all in all Paul says we will love differently, live differently and learn differently.

    INTRODUCTION You have probably heard the saying, “Clothes make the man.” I want to ask a question. If Christ were to decide to spend the day with you would you dress any different than normal? Would you rush out to buy new clothes? Maybe you would make sure you dressed modestly. Maybe you would more

  • 10. Relationships That Work

    Contributed on May 18, 2004
    based on 17 ratings

    God’s model for marriage, principles for parenting, and way in the workplace are explored in this practical message.

    INTRODUCTION During the rehearsal for a wedding the bride was nervous and had trouble getting the details right on how to walk down the aisle. Her pastor took her aside to give her some advice. He told her when you enter the church tomorrow, you will be will be walking down the same aisle you’ve more

  • 11. Three Essentials For Ministry

    Contributed on May 18, 2004
    based on 61 ratings

    Paul finishes Colossians by focusing on three essentials for successful Christian living and ministry: Praying to God, Proclaiming the Word, and Partnering with others.

    INTRODUCTION If you knew your time was short on this earth and you wanted to give final instructions or advice to loved ones what would you say? It would be difficult but important. You would focus on essential matters rather than incidental things, wouldn’t you? Paul finishes his letter to the more