This psalm speaks for itself – and yet it challenges me to look at the other side of their praise reasons. And yet still, on that other side, we praise God for his enduring love. Continue reading Psalm 136: A Psalm of Enduring Love
Paul, in these short verses, writes to a church who is needing to understand that suffering for the Gospel has meaning (and that they should expect it) but also he writes to combat this view against him BECAUSE HE WAS SUFFERING.
For you and I? Suffering for the sake of the church means something different – and yet it shouldn’t because people still, to this day, are broken and many don’t want anything to do with a Christ-centered/lived life. Continue reading Colossians 1:24-29 Christian Living: Suffering for the Gospel
Psalm 135 is a beautiful psalm of praise. The author, through a history lesson, offers up the very reasons for the people of God to praise the Lord. Continue reading Psalm 135: A Psalm of Praise
Our podcast today is part 2 of an 8 week series into the letter from Paul to the church in Colossae. Paul’s goal in these verses? To declare the preeminence of Christ and why knowing THAT means everything today. Continue reading Colossians 1:15-23 The Preeminence of Christ
This is the last of the “Psalms of Ascent” and is the shortest one in the group (120-134). And while it’s a psalm of blessings for the priests it THUS becomes a psalm for all believers. Continue reading Psalm 134: A Psalm for the Priesthood
This opening letter to the church in Colossae was meant to encourage and challenge the church on what it means to know Christ and what he has done…and then DO something with that knowledge. But we must remember that THAT KNOWLEDGE and that DOING SOMETHING doesn’t come from us…. Continue reading Colossians 1:1-14 Living Fruit-Producing Lives
Psalm 133 is a short psalm of ascents that reminds the reader that we gather TOGETHER as one. And that when we do? Magic happens (OK, not magic…but blessings!) Continue reading Psalm 133: A Blessed Psalm of Unity