Keys to Continuing In Christ

29. January 2007 Colossians 0
Text: Colossians 2:6-8 Theme: Key instructions on how to move beyond starting with Christ to continuing in Christ. Key verses: “…just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. See to it that no one takes you ...

Seeing and Pursuing Our Purpose

27. January 2007 Colossians 0
Text: Colossians 2:1-5 Theme: Paul’s purpose was to help people truly know Christ. Key verses: “My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely Christ, in whom are ...

To This End I Labor

26. January 2007 Colossians 1
Text: Colossians 1:28-29 Theme: Paul knew his job and how to accomplish it Key verses: We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me. What God said to me: Know ...

Love a Good Mystery

24. January 2007 Colossians 0
Text: Colossians 1:26-27 Theme: Jesus in me is still a mystery to me Key verses: “the mystery that has been kept through the ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the saints. To them God has chosen to make known the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” What ...

Becoming a Servant

19. January 2007 Colossians 0
Text: Colossians 1:23b-25 Theme: Servanthood isn’t exactly automatic Key verses: “…I, Paul, have become a servant.” (v. 23b) “…for the sake of the church. I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness.” (v. 24b-25) What God said to me: Dwayne, good ...

The If Remains

18. January 2007 Colossians 0
Text: Colossians 1:22-23 Theme: We have a responsibility in our sanctification Key phrases: “…to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation – if you continue in your faith, established and firm, not moved from the hope held out in the gospel…of which I…have been become a servant.” What God said ...

God’s Great Cost for Peace

15. January 2007 Colossians 0
Text: Colossians 1:19-22 Theme: Christ’s blood made peace between us and God Key verses: “For God was pleased to have all the fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things…by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. Once you were alienated from God…but now he has reconciled you ...

Can’t Improve on All-Supreme

12. January 2007 Colossians 0
Text: Colossians 1:15-18 Theme: Christ is supreme above all. Key verses: “He is the image of the invisible God…” (v. 15a) “…all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” (v. 17) “…so that in everything he might have the supremacy.” (v. 18b) ...

Great Reason to Give Thanks

11. January 2007 Colossians 0
Text: Colossians 1:12-14 Theme: God has qualified us to share in the saints’ inheritance Key verses: “Giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the Kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the Kingdom of ...

The Power of Intercession

09. January 2007 Colossians 0
Text: Colossians 1:9-12 Theme: Praying for others in order for change Key verses: “…since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. And we pray this in order that you may live ...