Continue In The Faith

This passage says that we are now reconciled to God so that we will someday be presented before him holy, blameless, and above reproach, if we continue in the faith. Paul uses the word “if” not to create doubt in our minds about being reconciled to God, but to call us to keep moving forward in faith. […]

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Why Worship Christ?

When God, in grace, changes our minds from hostility toward him to repentance and faith in him, we become worshippers. When God opens our eyes to see that our reconciliation to him is based on the saving work of his Son, we become worshippers of Jesus Christ. Text: Colossians 1:13-23

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Looking Both Ways

In this prayer, Paul is looking back on the cross of Christ and the conversion of these Christians; for that, he gives thanks. He also looks ahead to the day of Christ’s return and to what these Christians will need until then; for that, he makes requests. Our life of discipleship is one of looking […]

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Our Church Reputation

The church in Colossea was known for its faith in Christ, love for one another, and hope of heaven. May this be our reputation in our city in the years ahead.  Text: Colossians 3-8

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The Church of Christ

The opening of the book of Colossians encourages us to make two shifts in our thinking. The first shift is from “me” to “we”.  The second shift is from “us” to “Christ”. Together, we are encouraged to think about being the church in Christ.  Text: Colossians 1:1-2

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