Mother’s Day – Proverbs 31, A Template or Invitation?

It’s mother’s day. A special day that began back in 1908 when a woman named Anna Jarvis missed her mother terribly and took steps to see her mother, and all mothers, honoured and celebrated annually. Over time, we’ve taken that original idea and extended it to include...

Colossians 2:6-10 A Guide for the Journey

Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human...

Colossians 2:1-5 Struggles and Treasures

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the...

Easter Sunday: The Shadow of Christ

And Can It Be  “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was...

palm Sunday – Top 10 Resurrections

So when Jesus came, He found that he had already been in the tomb four days. Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles off; and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary, to console them concerning their brother. Martha therefore, when she heard that Jesus...

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...

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