Colossians Series • 9. Boasting in Jesus Christ - Colossians 2:6-23 Part 1 Since we are saved by the finished work of Jesus Christ plus nothing, we are able to walk in obedience to God out of pure thankfulness. In this portion of the letter, the Apostle Paul expounds upon the many ways that we are IN Christ, WITH Christ, and TOGETHER WITH Christ. All of these statements build a beautiful doxology of praise for our successful Redeemer! This message was preached on Sunday, May 29, 2022
Colossians Series • 8. How Do We Receive Christ? - Colossians 2:6 Part 2 How do we receive Christ? How a person answers that question greatly affects how they walk in Christ. Part 2 of this message begins in Ephesians Chapter one. There we learn that the doctrines of election, predestination, justification, and glorification, when taught properly, show that God and God alone is able to save us from our sins and ourselves. Man is the object of salvation, not the cooperative cause by his will or works. This message was preached on May 15, 2022.
Colossians Series • 8. How Do We Receive Christ? - Colossians 2:6 Part 1 How do we receive Christ? How a person answers that question greatly affects how they walk in Christ. If salvation be by man's will or works, then our continued works are the grounds for our justification before a Holy God. However, if salvation is by grace plus nothing, then we are secure in the finished work of Christ. God gets all the glory for salvation, and we can walk in humble obedience out of just pure thankfulness. This message was preached on May 15, 2022.
John, Chapter ten is the New Testament version of Psalm 23. Jesus is the LORD. Jesus is our Shepherd. Jesus makes us to dwell in safety forever!
Colossians Series • 7. When Church Works - Colossians 2:1-5 Part 2 Part 2 of this message begins in Colossians 2:2 where Paul is teaching us that a deep focus on the gospel of the Lord Jesus will unite a church in the praise of God. The key to having a thriving church and a more full assurance of salvation is being "all-in" for the Lord in worship and our daily lives. This message was preached on May 1, 2022.
Well, let me ask you this, do you believe that Jesus is the Son of God? If you say, yes, then that is a clear evidence that Jesus has already saved you!
Colossians Series • 7. When Church Works - Colossians 2:1-5 Part 1 When the pastor that the Lord has chosen to feed His flock faithfully delivers the whole counsel of God, and when the congregation responds in thankful obedience, the glory of the perfect and finished work of Christ is revealed. God is greatly praised. And the church members grow closer together in the riches of the full assurance of salvation. This message was preached on May 1, 2022.
The yoke of Christ is to love in pure thankfulness. No strings attached.
Too many sects of Christianity are judgmental toward God's people and try to hold them to a standard that they themselves are not able to keep (Acts 15:10). Outward conformity to men's standards will never justify us before a holy God.
Those dead in sin know the truth but they suppress it and continue in their sin.