Contributed on Oct 18, 2006
Expository intro to Colossians with a strong focus on God’s grace.
Intro: “The seductive allure of the counterfeit has confounded men throughout the ages. Homer, in his mythological tale The Odyssey personified the perils of deception in the story of the Sirens – mythological ½ women, ½ bird creatures who lived on an island in the Mediterranean Sea. Their ...read more
Contributed on Oct 31, 2006
Before digging in to battle the false teachings that were creeping into the church Paul tells the truth about the gospel and its positive effects. Sometimes, it seems that people know what we Baptist are against rather than what we are for. We need to cha
Intro: In his book "Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life", Pastor Charles Swindoll tells a story about the 19th Century agnostic Thomas Huxley (some of you might know that it was Huxley who promoted Darwinism and Humanism in his attacks on Christianity). Huxley was in Dublin and was rushing to ...read more
Contributed on Nov 29, 2006
When you walk with the Lord you can be sure that you will receive the nourishment needed to produce healthy, growing fruit.
Intro: A farmer one planted two fruit trees on opposite sides of his property. The one he planted to provide a hedge hide the unsightly view of an old landfill; the other to provide shade to rest under near a cool mountain stream which ran down beside his fields. As the two trees grew, both ...read more
Contributed on Feb 6, 2007
The message of the cross is this: Satan has been defeated and sin’s penalty has been paid, you have been redeemed.
Intro: On July 3l, 1838 on the Island of Jamaica, a man named William Knibbs, gathered 10,000 slaves for a great praise gathering. They were celebrating the New Emancipation Proclamation Act that would abolish slavery on the island. They had built an immense coffin and into it were placed whips, ...read more
Contributed on Jan 16, 2008
Much of the false teaching taking place in Colosse had to do with the minimizing of Jesus. Many people thought He was important but not essential. They had given Him a place in their lives, without recognizing that He demands first place. Jesus was promin
Intro: There was an article in a national news paper a few years ago that featured a denomination that wanted to radically reach those who feel alienated from church. Using market research and focus groups, this denomination has designed weekly services that deliberately de-emphasize Jesus Christ. ...read more