Sermons from January 2021

Sermons from January 2021

Colossians

Colossians 3:1-17

Colossians 3:1-17 January 31, 2021 Guidelines for Living as Believers REVIEW 1:15-20  2:16-17 Legalism/Judgments. Food/Drink/Religious Festivals/New Moon/Sabbath Day plus Legalism was but a shadow. A shadow doesn’t exist in and of itself. We embrace the reality not the shadow, Jesus is the reality 2:18-19 False Teachers/Angel Worship. What they have seen was used to provide authority beyond Jesus. Angel worship always demotes Christ. Such denies Christ as the head of the church who nourishes/unites/increases the church. 2:20-23 Asceticism. Doctrine or…
Colossians

Colossians 2:15-23 NIV

Colossians 2:16-23 January 24, 2021 The Shadow and The Reality of Jesus Paul’s letter to the Colossians (and to Laodicea) has the message of 1:15-l9 emphasized throughout. What is that message? No matter what the problem is – No matter what the heresy is – The answer is the same and the answer is not some set of rules, ‘do nots’, but instead the answer is the person of Jesus the Christ.  Now we don’t have the letter from Paul…
Colossians

Colossians 2:1-15

Colossians 2:1-15 January 17, 2021 Paul’s Letter to New Age Heresies Continues Paul’s letter to the Colossians (and to Laodicea) has the message of 1:15-l9 emphasized throughout. What is that message? No matter what the problem is – No matter what the heresy is – The answer is the same and The answer is not a system – Instead the answer is a person, Jesus the Christ.  v1. “how hard I am contended for you” = “intense agony for you…
Colossians

Colossians 1:15-29 NIV

January 10, 2021 Colossians 1:15-29 Paul’s Letter refuting the New Age Heresies  While in prison in Rome, Paul was visited by Epaphras, the pastor of the Colossian Church. Paul wrote of Epaphras as ‘my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus in Philemon 1:23. There is little doubt Epaphras came to see Paul about various heresies causing problems in the Colossian church. The primary heresies were 1) legalism from the Jewish community, 2) oriental philosophies from travelers, 3) pagan astrology, 4) mysticism…
Colossians

Colossians 1:1-14 NIV

Sunday, 03 January 2021 The Polemic Against False Teaching, Part 1 Colossians 1:1-14   NIV Comment: This Sunday, Pastor Riley teaches on Paul’s letter to the church of Colossae – focusing on his take on false teaching in their community.