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Respect the Index

 

Paul uses the biographies of his team to teach about failure and faithfulness.

A Beloved Brother

In this message, we conclude our study in Colossians 4:7-18.  We discover that the Christian life is the together life.  God invites us to know Him and to love and serve others with others.

Your Call to Ministry

You don’t need to be awesome for God, you just need to be available. In this message, we look at Paul’s closing comments to the Colossians and take an in-depth look at the Christian’s ministry and purpose.

Modern Family

Paul teaches parents and children how they can work together for God’s glory.

Devoted to Prayer

In this message, we continue our study in Colossians 4:2-6.  We discover that we are called to devote ourselves to prayer and to the faithful proclamation of the grace of God to anyone and everyone.

Seize the Day

Sometimes we pray for God to use us for ministry, but how often do we miss opportunities He sends our way? In this message, we look at Paul’s words to the Colossian church to “be watchful” in prayer and “to make the best use of the time” as we interact with people who don’t know Jesus. God opens doors, but we have to walk through them.

 

Fast Food and the New You

In Colossians 3, Paul tells us that we have been raised with Christ, that we’ve put off the old self, and have put on the new. In this message, by way of fast food analogy, we explore what it looks like to put off the old self and start living like like the new self.

Gospel-Centered Family

In this message we continue our study in Colossians 3:18-4:1.  We discover that we each have the opportunity to help cultivate a Gospel-centered family.  This message looks at some ways that we can interact with one other in order to help bring that about.

Good Work Ethics

Paul teaches us that instead of living to work, we work to live as a way of glorifying God.

 

Good Work Ethics

Paul teaches us that instead of living to work, we work to live as a way of glorifying God.

Proper Attire

In this message, we continue in our study in Colossians 3:12-17. Last week we were shown sinful habits we should “put to death” and “put away” that characterized our lives before Christ. This week, the Apostle Paul shows us what we are to “put on” to live new lives as believers in Christ.

Dress for Success

Everyday, we get up and decide what clothes to put on to prepare for the day. But what are we “putting on” spiritually? In this message, the Apostle Paul tells us what to “put on” to live a new life as a believer in Christ.

Law & Order

We learn that it’s best to live by love and not lists.

Put to Death

In this message, we continue our study in Colossians 3:5-11.  We discover that, in Christ, we are to put to death the sinful habits that characterized our former way of life.

Fast Food and the New You

In Colossians 3, Paul tells us that we have been raised with Christ, that we’ve put off the old self, and have put on the new. In this message, by way of fast food analogy, we explore what it looks like to put off the old self and start living like like the new self.

There’s More to Mother’s Day

As we think about moms, we learn that women uniquely show us the character of God.

Raised with Christ

In this message, we continue our study in Colossians 3:1-4.  We discover that if we have been raised with Christ, then we are called to devote our thoughts and lives to Him and His rule.

Family Matters

We love our families. They are one of the greatest sources of joy in our lives, but also a source of frustration. In this message, we look into what Paul has to say to wives, husbands, and children about living out God’s beautiful design for the family.

It All Adds Up

When we come to Christ our patterns and mindsets change as we put off the old and put on the new. Putting on the new changes the way that we think about ourselves, and others and causes us to experience the kind of freedom that only forgiveness brings.

Nailed to the Cross

In this message, we continue our study in Colossians 2:13-23.  We are reminded that we have been made alive in Christ, and that God has forgiven us all of our sin!  This great news should stir us to worship God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength.

Google+, Not Gospel+

Does God need our help in saving us? Paul is adamant that the answer is “no.” The work of Jesus is sufficient to redeem our souls, and while “adding” to many things may be positive, adding to the gospel makes it something other than the gospel. The gospel was, is, and always will be Jesus plus nothing.

I Fought the Law and the Law Won

Paul teaches that legalism kills our faith, while God’s love grows our faith.

 

Receiving and Walking

In this message, we continue our study in Colossians 2:6-12.  We learn that the Gospel is central to both how we receive Jesus and how we walk in Him.

Curious Gratitude

One of the marks of Christian health is gratitude. Does thankfulness mark your life, or entitlement and complaining? In this message, we learn one of the keys to consistently being grateful to God.

 

A Gospel Fight

Paul teaches us that the gospel touches every area of our lives

Rejoice In Sufferings

In the midst of our sufferings how are we able to stand and rejoice like Paul. We are to be reminded of the mystery that has been revealed that Christ is in us and there is an eternal glory awaiting us. Our faith, rooted, established and built up in the gospel enables us to rejoice.

Arrested Development

As a spiritual “father” to the Colossians, Paul wanted nothing more than to see those believers come to maturity in Christ. Rather than finding this in some deeper “mystery” or knowledge, Paul maintains that spiritual maturity is found in knowing Christ, “in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”

 

Bigger is Better

Paul teaches us that we both have and need a big view of Jesus. Too often, we minimize a maximized God!

The Image Of The Invisible God

In this message, we continue our study in Colossians 1:15-23.  We are reminded that Jesus is the best! He is the Lord of all things and is worthy of our worship.

All about Hymn

Who do you think Jesus is? In the Colossian church, questions were being raised about the person and work of Jesus. In response, Paul wrote to the church, in what was probably a first-century hymn, some of the most powerful statements about the preeminence and supremacy of Christ.

Bearing Fruit and Growing

Paul begins his letter to the Colossians by thanking God for their faith and love and praying that they will be full of wisdom. We are reminded in the text that the gospel is bearing fruit and growing all over the world. We must thank God, pray for others, and root ourselves in the good news of Jesus Christ.

Thank God

By example, Paul encourages us to be constant in prayer for others and reminds us that we are empowered by God himself. But our prayer lives and our power are predicated on the gospel: the redemption and forgiveness of sins bought for us by Christ.

Talk Time

We all want the latest version or upgrade. In Colossians 1, Paul explains how he has prayed for them to be settled into the original Gospel.