Sermon Series
  • 1. Introduction

    Contributed on Jul 3, 2001
    based on 27 ratings
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    PAUL INTRODUCES HIS STABILIZING TEACHING TO THE COLOSSIANS WITH THANKSGIVING, A REMINDER, AND A PRAYER ON THEIR BEHALF

    BIG IDEA: PAUL INTRODUCES HIS STABILIZING TEACHING TO THE COLOSSIANS WITH THANKSGIVING, A REMINDER, AND A PRAYER ON THEIR BEHALF (:1-2) GREETING A. Author 1. Paul – The Authority of Leadership – His Divine Calling a. Based on his elevated office = “apostle of Jesus Christ” 1) ...read more

  • 2. The Preeminence Of Christ

    Contributed on Jul 3, 2001
    based on 36 ratings
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    CHRIST DESERVES THE PREEMINENCE BY VIRTUE OF: - HIS POSITION OF HEADSHIP - AND HIS WORK OF RECONCILIATION

    BIG IDEA: CHRIST DESERVES THE PREEMINENCE BY VIRTUE OF: - HIS POSITION OF HEADSHIP - AND HIS WORK OF RECONCILIATION (WITH RESPECT TO ALL OF CREATION AND TO THE CHURCH) I. (:18b) THESIS: “so that He himself might come to have first place in everything” Def.: “having paramount rank, dignity, ...read more

  • 3. Passion For Proclaiming Christ

    Contributed on Jul 4, 2001
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    PAUL’S PASSION FOR PROCLAIMING JESUS CHRIST DROVE HIM TO FULFILL HIS CALLING TO SACRIFICIALLY MINISTER TO THE GENTILES

    BIG IDEA: PAUL’S PASSION FOR PROCLAIMING JESUS CHRIST DROVE HIM TO FULFILL HIS CALLING TO SACRIFICIALLY MINISTER TO THE GENTILES INTRODUCTION Acts 9:4-6;15-16 – What was Paul’s ordained ministry? His Calling? His special role in the Body of Christ? Paul’s reflection back on how he has lived ...read more

  • 4. Deep And Strong

    Contributed on Jul 4, 2001
    based on 68 ratings
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    PAUL’S PASSION FOR PROTECTING THE SAINTS AGAINST DECEPTION FOCUSED HIS MINISTRY ON ENCOURAGING DEPTH AND STABILITY IN CHRIST

    BIG IDEA: PAUL’S PASSION FOR PROTECTING THE SAINTS AGAINST DECEPTION FOCUSED HIS MINISTRY ON ENCOURAGING DEPTH AND STABILITY IN CHRIST INTRODUCTION Lots of shallow Christianity today. Easy for people to be blown about by every wind of doctrine; to be confused and deceived by persuasive ...read more

  • 5. Theme: Complete In Christ (Christ Plus Nothing)

    Contributed on Jul 4, 2001
    based on 44 ratings
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    THE SUFFICIENCY OF CHRIST PROTECTS US AGAINST FALSE TEACHING

    BIG IDEA: THE SUFFICIENCY OF CHRIST PROTECTS US AGAINST FALSE TEACHING INTRODUCTION Have we truly grasped the concept that we are complete in Christ? That He is sufficient for everything we will ever need? Why should we ever be attracted by empty philosophies that attempt to add something ...read more

  • 6. Freedom From Bondage And Condemnation

    Contributed on Jul 4, 2001
    based on 24 ratings
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    UNION WITH CHRIST HAS FREED US FROM THE BONDAGE AND CONDEMNATION OF THE FALSE ISMS (WHICH CLAIM TO BE THE PATHWAY TO SPIRITUALITY)

    BIG IDEA: UNION WITH CHRIST HAS FREED US FROM THE BONDAGE AND CONDEMNATION OF THE FALSE ISMS (WHICH CLAIM TO BE THE PATHWAY TO SPIRITUALITY) INTRODUCTION Follows along with theme introduced in vs. 16 -- “See to it that no one takes you captive” “Therefore” – points to what has been covered ...read more

  • 7. Focus And Followthrough

    Contributed on Jul 4, 2001
    based on 11 ratings
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    THE KEY TO SPIRITUALITY IS LIVING OUT OUR UNION WITH CHRIST

    BIG IDEA: THE KEY TO SPIRITUALITY IS LIVING OUT OUR UNION WITH CHRIST INTRODUCTION Paul now makes the transition from the more doctrinal section of Chapters 1-2 where he had been teaching the Supremacy and Sufficiency of Christ and warning against false approaches to spirituality to the more ...read more

  • 8. The Perfect Bond Of Unity

    Contributed on Jul 4, 2001
    based on 89 ratings
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    THE KEY TO HARMONY IN THE BODY OF CHRIST

    BIG IDEA: THE KEY TO HARMONY IN THE BODY OF CHRIST IS: - BEING CHRISTLIKE IN OUR CHARACTER AND ATTITUDE TOWARDS ONE ANOTHER - BEING PRODUCTIVE IN MINISTERING THE WORD TO ONE ANOTHER - BEING MOTIVATED BY A DESIRE TO PLEASE HIM IN EVERYTHING (AND BEING THANKFUL THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE ...read more

  • 9. Godly Family Relationships

    Contributed on Jul 4, 2001
    based on 68 ratings
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    UNION WITH CHRIST MANIFESTS ITSELF IN GODLY FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS OF ACCOUNTABILITY

    BIG IDEA: UNION WITH CHRIST MANIFESTS ITSELF IN GODLY FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS OF ACCOUNTABILITY INTRODUCTION Paul starts to deal with practical areas of family relationships – always dealing first with the subordinate member in the relationship and then offering some balancing admonitions to ...read more

  • 10. Godly Work Relationships

    Contributed on Jul 4, 2001
    based on 11 ratings
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    UNION WITH CHRIST MANIFESTS ITSELF IN GODLY WORK RELATIONSHIPS OF ACCOUNTABILITY

    BIG IDEA: UNION WITH CHRIST MANIFESTS ITSELF IN GODLY WORK RELATIONSHIPS OF ACCOUNTABILITY INTRODUCTION What is the difference in our culture between employers and employees and in the NT culture of masters and slaves? To what extent are these principles binding on us today? Lack of ...read more

  • 11. Godly Communication With God And Unbelievers

    Contributed on Jul 4, 2001
    based on 39 ratings
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    UNION WITH CHRIST MANIFESTS ITSELF IN CONSISTENT PRAYER, MISSIONARY FOCUS, EFFECTIVE TESTIMONY, AND GRACIOUS SPEECH

    BIG IDEA: UNION WITH CHRIST MANIFESTS ITSELF IN CONSISTENT PRAYER, MISSIONARY FOCUS, EFFECTIVE TESTIMONY, AND GRACIOUS SPEECH INTRODUCTION Lucas: sees a twofold division: 1) speaking to God about people (:2-4) 2) speaking to people about God (:5-6) I. (:2-3A) CONSISTENT PRAYER – ...read more

  • 12. Closing Greetings

    Contributed on Jul 4, 2001
    based on 7 ratings
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    UNION WITH CHRIST MANIFESTS ITSELF IN PRECIOUS BONDS OF FELLOWSHIP WITH THOSE WHO LABOR WITH US IN THE GOSPEL MINISTRY

    BIG IDEA: UNION WITH CHRIST MANIFESTS ITSELF IN PRECIOUS BONDS OF FELLOWSHIP WITH THOSE WHO LABOR WITH US IN THE GOSPEL MINISTRY INTRODUCTION: cf. heavy emphasis on personal greetings and close fellowship – more so than any other epistle except Romans commends those who have been especially ...read more