-------------------- Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. There is. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. ", The poet said, "I wish there were a land of beginning again." There is nothing lacking. In his book ‘In the Presence of Mine Enemies’, he reflects upon the resources from which he drew in those arduous days when life seemed so intolerable. THE DEBT COLOSSIANS 2:13-15 When it was time for me to go to college back in 1981, I wanted to pay my own way. After standing there triumphantly for a moment, she cau­tiously stepped back down. arguments.". There's a story about a woman who became seriously ill and was taken to the hospital. Some individuals are more concerned with family tradition than they are with what God wants them to do with their lives, c. Paul says, “don’t let that happen to you; don’t let tradition & false philosophies pull you away from Christ”, NOTE: If we are to live a life in the fullness of Christ, then that life must be dependent on Christ, not on man-made tradition, A. Jesus Christ Has The Fullness Of Deity      vs. 9, 1. The Christian life is to be one of spiritual progress. Pauline Epistles encouraging the people to continue to stand firm for what is right. —Hebrews 13:9-note. We need to know Christ better, because So she began praying, "Lord, I don't want to marry until I have learned to be satisfied with You. The holy man is he who has learned the art of receiving Jesus; the holier, who has a greater capacity, through humility and faith; the holiest, he who can receive most of the life of the Son of God. Two weeks ago we preached on the basic of Christian baptism. in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry. However they are bad when they are contrary I realize our calendar has been adjusted, and can be off a few days, but we won’t even consider that point. Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. --Hess . They were probably as moral, or more moral than the average Christian in Colossae. Col 4:7-9 with Phe 8-16). Jesus didn't sin: 2Cor 5:21; Heb 4:15-note; 1Pe 1:19-note; 1Pe 2:22-note. As we increase in faith, abounding in thanksgiving. Try again later. The “philosophy” presented to the Colossians If we are going to be Howard Rutledge, a United States Air Force pilot, was shot down over North Vietnam during the early stages of the war. It was so in Paul's day. Johannine Writings teaching and against sin. It will keep saved people The proprietors of the “Worst Food in Oregon” restaurant say that what they serve in the “worst food you ever ate, and the service is even worse.” Actually, the restaurant is unusually clean and the food is very good. More than four hundred years before Jesus' birth, the Greek poet Agathon said, "Even God cannot change the past." Author Peter Kreeft tells the story of a poor European family who saved for years to buy tickets to sail to America. The world will try to add, subtract, distort; We who have trusted Christ for salvation have been assured not only of safe passage to heaven but also of everything we need to live for Him here and now, Christ has all we need. Galatians It is our Father's will, John 3:16, Jesus faith love), The Whole Bible Thank you for registering. And notice what the For example, Mr. Rutledge said, “in the past I usually worked or played hard on Sundays and had no time for church. is an American saying. she is often asked. (3) By displaying the joy of the Lord in our service. God's truth is the best protection against Satan's lies. For more proof of that just check out people are united in their love for the Savior and their love for each other. “Fruit” is produced in those who believe. Eventually the tail came off, and the body finally remained buried! Home Page Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. power: When it says that we are “complete in him” it means Ac 28:16,30-31). A spirit without a body is difficult for us to conceive, but a real "flesh and bones" man is a concrete reality we can understand. I believe Paul's strivings, his. The Christian life is one When our faith is in -------------------- When the service was over, he noticed that the tip of the pet's tail was still sticking out of the ground. Evangelism certainly Historically speak­ing, he was right. —P. That’s when I came to the cross one day, and as I accepted the forgiveness of Christ into my life, I found the purpose I was looking for. But Jesus Christ nailed the code to the cross, b. --DJD They are: 1) Through the power of the cross anyone can receive forgiveness (verse 13b) The forgiveness that comes through the sacrifice of Jesus is available to the worst of sinners. Here is how Donald Grey Barnhouse described what Jesus did for us: "Just as a hole in the ocean floor would let sea water into the volcanic fires, creating force that could blow the world apart, so the Lord Jesus Christ by dying and rising again broke through the past and allowed eternity to pour in, shattering, turning and overturning, changing, and altering all things. The New Testament Please read and accept our website Terms and Privacy Policy to post a comment. Other members of the church at Colosse included Philemon, Apphia, and Archippus, who may have been father, mother, and son. Filed under Bible Study, Discipleship, Sermon. Those Of You Who Have Not Yet Become Christians Know Personally About This Void In Their Life, 1. UNDERSTANDING COMES FROM MINING THE TREASURY OF CHRIST, NOTE: Many people wander through life, and though their hearts are beating, they really don’t know what it means to be alive, A. Like the fingers in the sand, the grumbling heart finds very few mercies.