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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Words of Grace Podcast – Reputation

In this week’s podcast, Justin and Scott reflect on Sunday’s sermon and talk about the reputation of the church. How do we make sure we don’t conform to the world, but seek to have a good reputation in the community? What are the signs that we are placing too much hope on people rather than […]

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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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This week we began a new series in the book of Colossians. How does the gospel help us shift from thinking about “me” to “we,” and from “us” to “Christ”? If a church made these shifts, what impact would that have on the health and helpfulness of that church in the community they live in? Justin […]

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