Text: 1 John 2:5-6; 4:9, 17-18 Summary: During this global slowdown, it is time to learn how to abide in Jesus Christ.
Practically, what were the false teachers saying to the Colossian church? v21 – “Don’t handle, don’t taste, don’t touch?” The false teachers tried to turn the church at Colossae from a community of grace to a community of performance. From a true community of life-giving faith into a community of religion and rules and regulations […]
If God’s desire is for us to stay connected to Jesus so that you can continue to be nourished and grow spiritually, what do you think Satan’s desire is? Isn’t it quite obvious? Satan will do everything in his power to get you and me to let go of Jesus and to make something else […]
Text: Col 2:1-23 Last week, we spent most of our time on one verse. Col 1:18 [READ] If you recall, the main point of last Sunday’s sermon was rather simple–Jesus is first place. We worked our way backward through v18. First, as a summary statement, we read that Jesus is first place in everything. Next, […]
If there is fruit in your life, you can have assurance of salvation. This is not fruit in terms of ministry, although a born again Christian would likely be used by God to bring life to others. But the ultimate test is fruit of the Spirit. Love, joy, peace and so forth. The second set […]
There was a happy ending, but there were 6-7 years of a rocky relationship between Paul and the Corinthian church. And much of time, Paul was not there. Either because of missions or because he wasn’t welcome. You can see how false apostles could easily turn the Corinthians against Paul. Not only does he not […]