Final Words

The final words of Colossians call us to receive what is written by Paul about Christ, to remember the chains of Paul because they are for Christ, and to rejoice in the grace of God which is in Christ. This is a fitting conclusion to a letter that is the word of Christ to his […]

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What the Names Reveal About the Church

The names mentioned at the end of Colossians reveal that the church of Jesus Christ is a diverse and unified, redeemed and reconciled, gifted group of average people who each contribute to work of the kingdom of God. We find ourselves in this list of names. Text: Colossians 4:7-17

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In The Name of The Lord Jesus

To be in Christ is the transforming reality that makes our normal relationships and interactions not merely better, but new. Christ in us is the hope of glory, and the guide for living. Text: Colossians 3:17-4:1

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New Words

The mouth speaks from what fills the heart. The Christian congregation is so saturated with the message of Christ that helpful words are spoken to each other, and words of thanksgiving are sung to God. The healthy and helpful congregation is a place of new words. Text: Colossians 3:16-17

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The New Peace

Christians are in a new state of peace with God because Christ has removed our sin and reconciled us to him. This new peace is now the arbiter within, settling issues in our hearts and in the church. In Christ we have peace with God and each other, and we are called to live peacefully. […]

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