Sermons from June 2019

Sermons from June 2019

Colossians 2:1-15

Colossians 2:1-15, June 30, 2019 Jesus plus nothing equals Everything Why become a Christian? What does one get out of becoming a Christian? Your answer? 2:1 Three groups. Believers at Colossae, believers at Laodicea (11 miles west of Colossae), and all beievers Paul had not met or taught. . 2:2 Purpose of Paul’s teaching. To encourage. To unite in spite of all the outside teachings and united in love for God and one another (see verse 3:14). To assure via…

Colossians 1: 13-29, 23 June 2019

Colossians 1:13-29, June 13, 2019 Review, Preeminence, First Born, Mystery, Mature Once again, “Why Colossians?” Paul wrote this letter to the church of Colossae to challenge them (and us) to a greater devotion to Jesus. There is only one subject in Colossians – Jesus. He writes for the purpose of making clear in great detail Jesus is sovereign over all of creation and the church. In doing so he also warns against any heresies attacking the preeminence of Jesus.  1:9…

Colossians 1:1-18

The Preeminence of Jesus Why Colossians? Paul wrote this letter while in prison to a group of people he had never met who made up a church he did not plant. The church was under pressure or attack to turn away from Jesus due to a number of heresies or a mixture of heresies. So Paul wrote this letter to the church of Colossae to challenge them (and us) to a greater devotion to Jesus. There is only one subject…

Philemon-01-25

Revolutionary Action Asked of Philemon Summary/story of the letter then summary video 6 minutes 39 seconds long . 1-3 A prisoner of Christ Jesus … seven references to Jesus throughout this short letter. No mention of being an apostle of Jesus. He knows Philemon personally. He led him to Christ on one of missionary trips – probably to Ephesus. While Paul was a prisoner in Rome under house arrest he preached there as we learn in Acts 28:30-31. 4-6 Philemon’s…