Contributed on Jul 21, 2009
To introduce the book of Colossians and give us a picture of what the church can be when Christ is First and Foremost.
FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST Colossians 1:1-7 INTRODUCTION: A. This morning we will begin our look at the book of Colossians 1. It s main purpose is to lift up the preeminence of Christ. 2. Paul declares For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, ...read more
Contributed on Jul 21, 2009
To see God inject the essence of this prayer into the church and to encourage His people to seek His will.
FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST “THE PRAYER FOR GOD’S CHURCH” Colossians 1:9-12 INTRODUCTION: A. Last week we started our study through the letter of Paul to the Colossians 1. Paul began by praising them for their love of Christ 2. He spoke of their faith, love and hope in the gospel 3. ...read more
Contributed on Jul 21, 2009
To encourage God’s people to be thankful because He has blessed us greatly in Christ Jesus and He continues to be here with us.
FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST A MESSAGE SERIES FROM COLOSSIANS Reasons To Give Thanks Colossians 1:12-20 INTRODUCTION: A. Following Paul’s praise of the church at Colosse and his pray for them He expresses an attitude of thankfulness. 1. Now you might think “So what?” 2. Paul has been ...read more
Contributed on Jul 26, 2009
To help us gain a wonderful picture of reconciliation found in Christ and encourage us to be about the ministry of reconciliation given to the church.
FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST A MESSAGE SERIES FROM COLOSSIANS The Work of Reconciliation – Chancing One’s Arm, Col 1:19-29 INTRODUCTION: A. The oldest Christian site in Ireland is said to be St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin. (Slide Of St Patrick’s) 1. It is a beautiful edifice as you can ...read more
Contributed on Aug 3, 2009
This message is intended to encourage us to examine our own spiritual lives and then that of the church in light of Paul’s words to the church at Colosse. Are we helathy?
FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST A MESSAGE SERIES FROM COLOSSIANS The Heart And Walk Of A Healthy Church, Col 2:1-7 INTRODUCTION: A. Col. 2:1 For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh; 1. Here ...read more
Contributed on Aug 17, 2009
This message was intended to warn us about worldly wisdom and help us to rejoice and stand firm in Christ who makes us complete.
BEWARE AND BELIEVE Colossians 2:8-10 INTRODUCTION: A. Do you remember the reason Paul was writing this letter to the Colossians? 1. As the church grew, people from walks of life were coming to salvation and entering the church 2. With such a diversity in the church some saw the ...read more
Contributed on Aug 23, 2009
This message is intended to help us understand our need for nothing but Christ for salvation, life and godliness - He accomplished all that is needed and we are complete in Him.
A PICTURE SPEAKS A THOUSAND WORDS Colossians 2:9-15 INTRODUCTION: A. Look at these pictures for a moment (SHOW PICTURES) 1. Did any one stick in your mind? 2. What did you think? 3. Pictures can bring things to light: feelings, emotions, thoughts 4. There is an old saying ...read more
Contributed on Aug 31, 2009
The purpose of this message is to express our freedom in the gospel of Christ and enocourage us to set our mind and heart on Christ and seek to do his will.
WHAT IS A CHRISTIAN TO DO? Colossians 2:13-3:2 INTRODUCTION: A. Life in this country can be pretty confusing, let me illustrate: 1. Try Shopping for health care? Read about ObamaCare? What does it all mean? 2. Listen to the news. One moment the President is godlike, the next he ...read more
Contributed on Sep 14, 2009
This message is intended to show us we can change through the power found in Christ and help us to realize there is no hopeless situation for the Christian.
YOU CAN CHANGE Colossians 3:1-15 INTRODUCTION: A. Change: it is not something we like, nor is it something we take too easily. 1. But we must remember it is inevitable, and often needed. 2. This is especially true in our life with the Lord, for Paul said, And we all, with unveiled ...read more
Contributed on Oct 5, 2009
The purpose for Message is to encourage the church to seek unity within and see its benefits in glorifying God.
SOLIDIFYING UNITY Colossians 3:14-17 INTRODUCTION: A. It has been a while since we were in Colossians, so let me do a quick review. 1. We will pick-up in Col 3:15, but this is right in the middle of a paragraph which begins with verse 12. 2. That verse states, Put on therefore, as ...read more
Contributed on Oct 14, 2009
This message is intended to help us come to the understanding that we are to live for the glory of God and that our future rewards, or lack thereof, are dependent on how we do.
OUR LIFE FOR GOD: FOR HIS GLORY OR OURS? Colossians 3:23-25 INTRODUCTION: A. Folks, you are here this morning to bring glory to God! 1. That is what life is all about – God’s Glory! 2. I hope you do, but if not don’t worry, hopefully by the end of our time together you ...read more
Contributed on Nov 1, 2009
This message is intended to help us evaluate and make changes to, if needed, our communication habits as they pertain to God’s divine purposes.
COMMUNICATION RELATIVE TO DIVINE PURPOSE Colossians 4:2-6 INTRODUCTION: A. June Hunt, in her Biblical Counseling Keys on Communication opens with this question: Have you ever paused to evaluate the impact of how you communicate? 1. Folks, if you have not noticed already, ...read more
Contributed on Nov 17, 2009
The purpose of this message was to help us take stock in the massage of the letter to the Colossians and to encourage us to get involved in the work of the church and kingdom of God.
MAY YOU STAND PERFECT AND COMPLETE IN THE WILL OF GOD Colossians 4:7-18 INTRODUCTION A. This morning we come to the end of the road in our trek through the book of Colossians 1. It was a trip that began on May 31, 2009 2. And will have taken 14 messages to complete 3. I hope ...read more