Contributed on Oct 31, 2011
The church was flourishing until some false teachers came and disrupted the growth and confused their theology. The letter was written to encourage the believers to combat errors in the church, the most dangerous being the deprecation of Christ
COLOSSIANS 1: 1-2 CHRIST ABOVE ALL AN INTRODUCTION & BACKGROUND TO COLOSSIANS [Acts 19:10, 20] For the next 16 weeks, we’re going to focus on one of God’s love letters to us. For some of us, it will be like going back to look at something we’ve read before and maybe forgotten. For others ...read more
Contributed on Nov 7, 2011
Paul’s prayer burst into an overflow of thankfulness & praise. This thankfulness was because their lives demonstrated that God was at work in them and in the church. The Gospel was bearing fruit in & through their lives.
COLOSSIANS 1: 3-8 AN OUTPOURING OF THANKFULNESS [1 Peter 1:3-8] Paul gave continual thanks to God in his prayers. So it was natural that when Paul prayed for the church at Colossae, the prayer burst into an overflow of thankfulness and praise. This thankfulness was because their lives ...read more
Contributed on Dec 11, 2011
The Colossians believers had become recipients of God’s marvelous act of reconciliation. They had been made acceptable to God and are challenged to continue striving forward in the truth that had saved them.
COLOSSIANS 1: 20-23 RECONCILED THROUGH CHRIST Having proclaimed the deity and work of Christ, Paul now reveals what it means to the people in Colossae. He thus returns to the thought of redemption. With joyful wonder the Apostle testifies to the Colossians believers that they too have ...read more
Contributed on Jan 9, 2012
For many Christianity is just not working for them. That may be the reason so many Christians have so little real impact on others, on their world. They live without a clear purpose. God designed and created you for a purpose; His purpose.
COLOSSIANS 1: 24-29 THE HOPE OF GLORY [2 Corinthians 11:23-29] By the Cross of Christ Christians have been made acceptable to God. Someone said that the idea of redemption in a world of sin and tragedy constitutes the noblest concept ever to enter the mind of God or the awareness of a ...read more
Contributed on Jan 16, 2012
The Bible is God’s Word to the world. It is God’s treasure chest. If we are to find God’s treasure we must find Jesus. The surest place to find Jesus is in the Bible. As we get to know Jesus we discover the hidden treasure of God.
COLOSSIANS 2:1-5 GOD’S HIDDEN TREASURE A British TREASURE HUNTER discovered a huge stash of Roman coins buried in a field in southwest England. Using a metal detector, Dave Crisp located a large pot holding 52,000 coins. These ancient silver and bronze coins dated from the third ...read more
Contributed on Jan 23, 2012
Christ is sufficient. In Him the believer finds sufficiency. Surrendering to Christ as Lord of your life is the beginning of a new life in Christ. This life, this relationship, grows in so many ways as we follow His leadership. The world, the flesh & t
COLOSSIANS 2: 6-12 WALKING IN CHRIST Good morning and welcome again to our continuing journey together through the book of Colossians. Colossians has disclosed to us thus far that in Christ we are reconciliation to God (1:21-23), find the revelation of the mystery of God (1:24-27) in ...read more
Contributed on Jan 30, 2012
I am painfully aware that there are many Christians who believe in Christ, but who are not free. How can we be free? We Christians need to experience the dynamic of the cross. Here we find that Jesus preformed three redemptive acts for us on the Cross
COLOSSIANS 2: 13-15 THE CONQUERING CHRIST Would you consider yourself a free person? On what basis would you make your evaluation? What would you say makes a free person? These questions force us to define what we mean by freedom. Truly free people have four ingredients of liberty. 1. ...read more
Contributed on Feb 20, 2012
Resurrection Living can be realized through a conscious habitual pattern of thought in the mind and an attitude in heart. The victory of Christ’s resurrection enables Resurrection Living.
COLOSSIANS 3: 1-4 / Christ Above All Series RESURRECTION LIVING The Resurrection is regarded in Scripture in three aspects- as a fact establishing our Lord’s messiahship, as a prophecy of the believer’s rising from the dead, and as an enabling for the Christian life here and ...read more
Contributed on Feb 27, 2012
The Bible deals here with some of the problems of defeated Christians. It will help us to realize that although the crucial battle has been fought and won through our death to self and our resurrection to new life, the Holy Spirit must penetrate still de
COLOSSIANS 3: 5-11 / Christ Above All Series PUTTING TO DEATH OUR SINFUL SELF Some of us would have to admit that talk about Resurrection Living is disturbing. We believe in Christ’s victory over sin, death, and the grave, but we don’t feel much like conquerors ourselves. We ...read more
Contributed on Mar 5, 2012
God has told the followers of Christ to put on their new uniform. He told us how to put off the old self through the power of Jesus’ death & then to keep our eyes on Jesus. Here we find God’s new clothing for each Christian who participates with Him in
COLOSSIANS 3: 12-17 GOD’S PROPOSAL FOR NEW LIFE Before Ken Robinson became a pastor he served as a police officer. He said people treated him differently when he was in uniform that when he was off duty and wearing plain clothes. Something about the badge and the “blues” gained him ...read more
Contributed on Mar 19, 2012
The reason we are not making the most of our opportunities & just sleeping through so many other opportunities is because we have made a division between the life of faith & our daily life. We are to seek to serve God continually in our daily life
COLOSSIANS 4: 2-6 [Christ Above All Series] BEING ALERT FOR OPPORTUNITIES Has your Christian Life lost its excitement? Has the fire gone out and you sense yourself just going through the motions? You know that the Christian life is the right way to live but the enthusiasm you once had ...read more