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Some Challenges from Colossians! (Part 11)

As we are looking briefly at several sections of the epistle to the Colossians, let’s look once more at 2:6-8. There we read —

6 So then just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, 7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2018 in COLOSSIANS 2

 

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Some Challenges from Colossians! (Part 10)

As we continue our study of Colossians 2, let’s notice another theme which the Apostle uses to challenge the hearts of the Corinthians.

We read,
6 So then just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, 7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.

 
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Posted by on January 25, 2018 in COLOSSIANS 2

 

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Some Challenges from Colossians! (Part 2)

In our study of the epistle to the Colossians, we take a quick look at chapter two this morning.

The concept of fullness comes up again in this second chapter. As he “contends” for the Colossians and for those at Laodicean, he wants them to “have the full riches of complete understanding . . .” (v. 2).

Paul continues, “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness” (vv. 9-10).

We should seek the full riches of complete understanding in our fully divine Savior that we might be brought to fullness! Pursuing fullness today? In Him?

(By the way, Who does the nailing in v. 14?)

A Prayer for Fullness:  “Lord of Fullness, please forgive my satisfaction with my emptiness and my shallowness in spiritual things.  Give me a hunger and a thirst, Father, for a deeper walk with Your fully divine Son.  And with that fullness, give me a contentment that can only be found in Him.  Help me, Lord, to pray for that kind of fullness for those other than myself!  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.”

 
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Posted by on January 17, 2018 in COLOSSIANS 2

 

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FOUR DON’T’S FOR THE SERIOUS DISCIPLE (a sermon)

I preached this sermon last Sunday, friends, at our church.Screen Shot 2015-05-20 at 12.03.19 PM  I began with the great quote from G.K. Chesterton who said, “”The more I considered Christianity, the more I found that while it had established a rule and order, the chief aim of that order was to give room for good things to run wild.”  We who follow Jesus certainly need to focus on the good things God has given us.  But there are some negatives which we need to practice!

 
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Posted by on May 22, 2015 in COLOSSIANS 2

 

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