Colossians Study: Ministry to Maturity

[Colossians 1:21-29] 1) Must stay DEEPLY ROOTED and FIRM IN FAITH (v. 23a) 2) Must NOT GIVE UP HOPE received (v. 23b) Warn every manTeach every man all wisdomPresent every man mature in Christ 3) Must PREACH COMPLETE MESSAGE (v. 25) plērōsai (play-ro'-o) Fulfill, complete, to make full, full to individual capacity In its fullness … Continue reading Colossians Study: Ministry to Maturity

Colossians Study: Lord Of All

[Colossians 1:15-20] LORD is most used NT term to identify Jesus (over 600 times) Savior only used about 25 times in NT Jesus is Lord (Kurios Iesous) – Creedal Affirmation / Confession of faithJesus is a Lord – many of the Colossians accepted Jesus as a Lord—but it’s different from Him being the They gave … Continue reading Colossians Study: Lord Of All

Colossians Study: The Will of God

[Colossians 1:9-14] Prayed for: “Wise minds and spirits attuned to His will” [MSG] “All the wisdom & understanding that His Spirit gives” [CEV] “God to give you complete knowledge of His will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding” [NLT] Prayed for: Practical Obedience (1:10) – Knowledge & obedience go together True spiritual wisdom … Continue reading Colossians Study: The Will of God

Colossians Study: The Gospel Truth

[Colossians 1:1-8] The Gospel is… Good News of God (v. 5)The Word of Truth (v. 6)The Message of God’s Grace (v. 6)Centered in a person – Jesus (v. 4)Universal – It is for the whole world (v. 6)Humanly transmitted (v. 7)Productive – Multiplies (v. 6) People believed. People were discipled. People were faithful in Christ. … Continue reading Colossians Study: The Gospel Truth

More Than a Story: Fruitfulness

[The Unproductive Fig Tree: Luke 13:6-9, Withered Fig Tree: Matthew 21:18-22] Colossians 1:9-10 – “For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that … Continue reading More Than a Story: Fruitfulness