Sermons on Colossians

Tribal Identities

We all carry many identities: mother, son, doctor, student, American, Refugee, white, black, conservative, progressive, Southern Baptist, Atheist. The list can go on and on. In a culture that is increasingly divided by our identities, we must recognize the need to rest our identity in Christ. Only when our identity is in Christ can we transcend our tribal identities and truly love our neighbors. Join us for part 7 of Losing My Religion where we will look at the problem…

Bad Religion

The word “religion” stirs all kinds of emotions in us. They may be positive emotions associated with faith, traditions, and our connection with God. Or, they could be negative memories of manipulation, hypocrisy, or abuse. You might expect the Bible to offer a purely positive definition of “religion,” but in reality, the Bible offers more warnings about the dangers of religion than a positive defense of it. Join us for part three of Losing My Religion where we explore the…
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Saving Christmas From the Calendar

The incarnation didn’t just happen once upon a time a long time ago. When Jesus was preparing to leave His disciples, He promised them that the Holy Spirit would come and take up residence in their hearts, empowering them to carry the Gospel to the ends of the earth. This means that the incarnation continues in the lives of men and women fully submitted to God. We (the church) are now the hands and feet of Jesus in the world. Join us…

Jesus Is God with Us

You cannot understand the Gospel as “good news” until you understand who Jesus is. And once you truly understand who Jesus is, there is no way you will ever understand the Gospel as anything other than good news! Jesus is not just a great teacher who established a world religion. He is God with skin on – God with us – God for us, not against us. Join us for part two of 30 Words where Pastor Gary will share…

He Comes

Passage: Colossians 1:24-29 The mystery kept hidden for generations . . . Christ in you: the hope of glory

He Came

Passage: Colossians 1:15-20 Who He is: The image of the invisible God (Colossians 1:15, 19) The Firstborn over all creation (Colossians 1:15-17) The Head of the Church (Colossians 1:18) The Firstborn from among the dead (Colossians 1:18) Why He came: To reveal the Father (Colossians 1:15, 19) To restore creation (Colossians 1:16-20) To reconcile us to God (Colossians 1:20) What it means: We must reorder our lives. We must relinquish control. We can rejoice in Him. For further study: Practicing…