Nov 15, 2015
Name Dropping
Series: Colossians
As is usual with the Pauline letters, Colossians concludes with a series of greetings and instructions for Paul’s associates. It’s so easy for us contemporary readers of scripture to breeze through these sections without considering the important ramifications of the lists of names and descriptions - this Sunday, we will examine why these greetings can challenge us and invite us deeper into the story of the God who uses normal people to accomplish the work of His Kingdom.
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  • Nov 15, 2015Name Dropping
    Nov 15, 2015
    Name Dropping
    Series: Colossians
    As is usual with the Pauline letters, Colossians concludes with a series of greetings and instructions for Paul’s associates. It’s so easy for us contemporary readers of scripture to breeze through these sections without considering the important ramifications of the lists of names and descriptions - this Sunday, we will examine why these greetings can challenge us and invite us deeper into the story of the God who uses normal people to accomplish the work of His Kingdom.
  • Nov 10, 2015Colossians 4:2-6
    Nov 10, 2015
    Colossians 4:2-6
    Series: Colossians
    This Sunday our journey through Colossians continues as we study Colossians 4:2-6 to explore how we sometime experience suffering that shapes our character more like Christ and offers a witness of the Gospel among the people God places in our lives.
  • Nov 1, 2015Homes of Honor
    Nov 1, 2015
    Homes of Honor
    Series: Colossians
    We’ll go on a journey 2,000 years ago to the town of Colossae to grasp the culture of that time and hear God’s revolutionary, countercultural vision for marriages and families. Come be inspired and challenged about honoring each other in our homes, friendships, workplaces, and societies.
  • Oct 25, 2015Clothed in Christ
    Oct 25, 2015
    Clothed in Christ
    Series: Colossians
    Last Sunday we explored our identity in Christ from Colossians 3:1-11 as people who have taken off our “old self” (sin nature) like filthy clothing nailed to the cross and put on our “new self” restoring God’s image within us. Now chapter 3 continues with practical teaching how we can put on the “clothing of Christ” to grow more like Christ in everyday life and together as a Christ-centered community.
  • Oct 18, 2015Changed Lives
    Oct 18, 2015
    Changed Lives
    Series: Colossians
    After two chapters defining who Christ is (chapter 1) and who we are in Christ (chapter 2) the Letter to the Colossians casts vision for how God can change lives (chapter 3). Notice the contrasts between focusing on eternal things rather than pursuing earthly stuff, dying to ourselves so God's glory can shine through us, and shedding our self-centered ways of the past compared to growing more like Christ in the present. We'll explore how God can evoke these changes in our lives.
  • Oct 11, 2015Spiritual Roots
    Oct 11, 2015
    Spiritual Roots
    Series: Colossians
    After magnifying the supremacy of Christ over anything the world can offer and defining the sufficiency of Christ for our salvation in chapter 1, the theme transitions to how we can grow deeper spiritual roots in chapter 2. Notice five times we read “in Christ” to clarify who we are in Christ and how we can grow in Christ.
  • Sep 27, 2015The Passionate Pursuit
    Sep 27, 2015
    The Passionate Pursuit
    Series: Colossians
    When we look at Paul’s life of ministry, it’s amazing to see how much the spread of God’s good news meant to him, even when it came at the expense of his own comfort, security, and well-being. In this section of Colossians, we get a picture of why Paul was so passionate about the Gospel, and how we too can become truly passionate about reaching people with the story of salvation in Christ.
  • Sep 13, 2015Colossians: Growing Deeper Spiritual Roots
    Sep 13, 2015
    Colossians: Growing Deeper Spiritual Roots
    Series: Colossians
    Scripture Reading: Colossians 1:1-14