Colossians 1:19-23 Building a case, block by block

My sister Mary recently visited Malawi to help a missionary couple get settled on the field. She sent me a link to a Face Book page promoting the mission, but I ended up reading an online Malawian paper. While most of the paper talked about corruption and tree...

Colossians 1:13-18 Glue

“For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, both in...

Colossians 1:3-12 Knowledge

Today we are going to continue our exploration of Colossians. First, I want to mention about last week’s sermon and mention a word from the 80’s: I boogered it up. Last week I went too fast through the material. I realize that I didn’t make the transition well from...

Colossians 1:3-14 Our Reputation in the World

3 We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, 4 since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and the love which you have for all the saints; 5 because of the hope laid up for you in heaven, of which you previously heard in the...

Colossians 1:1-2 Context

“Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, to the saints and faithful brethren in Christ at Colossae: grace to you and peace from God our Father.” Colossians 1:1-2 When was the last time you bought a house and moved? Did you move a...

Community – Pieces of the Puzzle

We have been talking about community, about what it is and our responsibility to community. We have considered that community is indispensible to the church, that if the church is to be the body of Christ, we need two things – the body, and Christ. And that is the...

Coomunity – Two Sides of the Same Coin

What Bible verses do you know that help inform a discussion of community (we call it Church). Jesus summed up the Law as two commandments. The first is to love God with all you have. The second is to love your neighbour as yourself – again, love your neighbour with...

Community – Spiritual Maturity

The brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea; and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with all eagerness, examining the scriptures daily to...

The Nativity – The Second Coming

In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave...

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