These final instructions from Paul are here to encourage the church in their struggle living out their faith in a world that believes differently…and they are words that speak volumes for us today as well. Continue reading Colossians 4:2-6 Christian Living In Here…Out There
This podcast begins to wrap up the series in Colossians as Paul addresses how each of us should live like Christ in our homes. That is, if Christ is your head and if we are to live Christ-like lives that must ALSO be done in our homes and in our relationships with others. Continue reading Colossians 3:18-4:1 Having the Peace of Christ…In Our Homes
Our podcast today jumps into the “now this is what you must do” as a child of God. Paul’s just driven home the truth of not only who Christ is but the fact that because of what he has done WE, the church, are united with him on high. So with that being said how is one to live? How are we to act and treat others now that we belong and live with Christ? Continue reading Colossians 3:5-17 Donning Our Future…Today
In this podcast we look at Paul’s “therefore” from the previous section and truly living into what it means to be a Christian. To the church who wanted to gain more knowledge and be holier, Paul proclaimed that all wisdom, truth, and knowledge came from Christ…and so the challenge here is to SEEK THERE (where Christ is) instead of seeking HERE. Continue reading Colossians 2:20-3:4 Understanding Our Unitedness in Christ
This podcast looks at Colossians 2:1-19 and Paul’s declaration that truth, knowledge, and wisdom are good – but let’s consider their source. And in the end…Jesus is all you need. Continue reading Colossians 2:1-19 Finding Truth, Knowledge, and Wisdom
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
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