Contributed on Jan 13, 2014
This is a series through the book of Colossians. A letter of Paul to encouraging the church to take a stand on one key truth, Christ is all we need to put our faith, trust, and hope in. He is enough, there is no room for any gospel.
Background: (1:1-2) • Author: Clearly, this letter is written by Paul, while in prison (4:18), around 60-62 AD • City: The city of Colosse was an ancient city, in Asia Minor (present day Turkey), around 100 miles east of Ephesus. At one time it was the crossroads for east and west ...read more
Contributed on Jan 20, 2014
God the Father is only pleased when His Son is honored and given preeminence.
Introduction: Journey through the book of Colossians. Background: • Chapter 1 is all about Paul presenting a solid case that these Christians did not need any more knowledge from outside sources, the Word made flesh is sufficient. In order to grow as Christians and at ...read more
Contributed on Jan 27, 2014
The Bible teaches that all men are separated from God because of sin. Sin has made it so that now men and God are on opposing sides, yet one word saves the day for men, reconciliation.
Introduction: Our journey through the book of Colossians. Background: (1:1-2) * This morning we are going to focus our attention on one aspect/doctrine of salvation that the Apostle Paul focuses on in order to encourage the church at Colosse and strength their ...read more
Contributed on Feb 3, 2014
The ministry of the Gospel requires suffering, stewardship, and sweat, in order to see believers mature in Christ.
Introduction: Our journey through the book of Colossians. Background: (1:1-2) • Charles Quarles: “This false teaching threatened to undermine the supremacy of Christ, rob the church of its peace and joy, and destroy the unity of the church ...read more
Contributed on Apr 8, 2014
God’s church is strengthened by everyday people who use their hands, their presence, and their faithfulness to serve others.
Background: . • Illustration: On June 1, 1967, the Beatles had another hit on the radio entitled, “With a little help from my friends.” The chorus had these three lines: “I get by with a little help from my friends. I get high….. I’m going to ...read more
Contributed on Feb 10, 2014
A sermon that describes Satan's methods or tools he uses to knock a Christian off their foundation, Christ Jesus.
Introduction: Background: • Charles Quarles: “This false teaching threatened to undermine the supremacy of Christ, rob the church of its peace and joy, and destroy the unity of the church that had characterized it from the beginning.” Lifeway Study, p. 37 ...read more
Contributed on Feb 17, 2014
In Christ we have complete salvation, forgiveness, victory, and growth.
Background: • As the Apostle Paul continues to write, we find that chapter two is a sobering wakeup call to the church. The true church of Jesus Christ will always be at war until the return of Christ. Last week we looked at how our enemy the devil seeks to knock the church ...read more
Contributed on Apr 1, 2014
God honoring speech is seen as Christians pray to God, intercede for others, and witness to the lost
Background: • In Colossians 4:2-6, Paul will continue to show us what Christ looks like in and through the life of a believer when we are walking close to Christ. Nothing more makes us look like Christ than what comes out of our mouth. Our speech will manifest all the ...read more
Contributed on Feb 26, 2014
A Christian's purpose for living should flow from a new nature, reminding us to always filter life through heavenly lenses.
Introduction: Our journey through the book of Colossians. • The Apostle Paul has made a perfect case to the church in Colosse, why Jesus Christ is preeminent above all. He has dealt with faith, doctrine, and salvation. In chapter 2 Paul addressed the enemy ...read more
Contributed on Mar 16, 2014
When a Christian dresses like Christ, they will display to the world their new position, personality, and priorities
Introduction: Our journey through the book of Colossians. • If Christ is all I need, then chapters three and four outline what it looks like to live out that statement; where the “rubber meets the road” in the Christian life. • Just like in 3:5, we read ...read more
Contributed on Mar 10, 2014
When we daily put on Christ and wear Him openly, then it promotes true unity and fellowship within the church
Introduction: • The Apostle Paul has made a perfect case to the church in Colosse, why Jesus Christ is preeminent above all. He has dealt with faith, doctrine, and salvation. In chapter 2 Paul addressed the enemy that was attacking the church, but encouraged the saints to ...read more
Contributed on Mar 4, 2014
If Christ is preeminent in our lives, the proof is in the way we treat our family
Background: • Chapter 2 reminds Christians of an enemy seeking their destruction. But we have an Ally who is more powerful than the enemy. Christ is worth standing and fighting for. • Chapter three we can call “the chapter where the rubber ...read more
Contributed on Jan 13, 2014
Only when believers are controlled by Biblical knowledge are they able to walk worthy and please the Lord
Background: (1:1-2) • Last week we learned that before we can say that Christ is all I need, we must have solid faith in the gospel. If a person does not believe in the Gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ, then they are not Christians. And the telling sign that someone is ...read more