Baptism Sermon Outline

7-2-17 Baptism United as One Body Ephesians 4:1-6   Spirit Baptism– “I believe” in Jesus Christ Child of God through Faith in Jesus Galatians 3:26- for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.   Water Baptism– Act of Obedience to Matthew 28:19-20 Matthew 28:19-20– Therefore go and make disciples of all … Continue reading Baptism Sermon Outline

Grow Strong

If you want to grow strong, you have to put forth effort. Getting stronger muscles requires lifting weights and strength training. You do not one day just wake up and say, “Be strong.” When it comes to life with Jesus, our faith walk requires a work out too. “Just as you accepted Christ Jesus as … Continue reading Grow Strong

Colossians Study: Men of Rules

Men of Rules [Colossians 2:16-23] Let no one steal your freedom (v. 16) Legalism = slavery/bondage à Christ accomplished the Law Spiritual elitism – believed if circumcised, watched diets, observed days – then elite Asceticism (self-denial and self-modification) – Christ does more than restrain—He puts new desire within a person Let no one disqualify or … Continue reading Colossians Study: Men of Rules

Colossians Study: Foolish Philosophies

[Colossians 2:1-15] Fooled by fancy talk / persuasive speech / well-crafted arguments / enticing words / smooth rhetoric / nice-sounding words / wild-goose chase (v. 4) – speech adapted to persuade, speech to lead others into error “Don’t let anyone fool you by using senseless arguments. These arguments may SOUND WISE, but they are ONLY … Continue reading Colossians Study: Foolish Philosophies

Continually Built Up

When you want to grow stronger or wiser, you have to put forth some effort. I have friends who are into strength training and body building. They are often at the gym. They have a particular diet. They take steps to ensure they are building their strength. When one wants to grow wise, they study—sometimes … Continue reading Continually Built Up