In this teaching series through Colossians, participants will discover how their relationship with Jesus impacts everything about their world. Knowing who you are in Christ will embolden you to live as you should.

  • Practical Tips

    Practical Tips

    Sermon Notes Main Verse: Col. 4:2-6 Key Thought: Paul has discussed some weighty principles of behavior for the Christ followers inside this church. He now gives some very practical instructions about their behavior both in their internal and external worlds. His two main topics here are how we should speak to God and how we […]

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  • The Awkward Subject of Slavery

    The Awkward Subject of Slavery

    Sermon Notes Main Verse: Col 3:22-25 – Col 4:1 Key Thought: For obvious reasons, many are caught off guard when they read verses in the Bible that seem to condone slavery. But part of this surprise is due to a cultural gap in understanding between the first century and the twenty-first century. Another important factor […]

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  • Jesus in the Home

    Jesus in the Home

    Sermon Notes Main Verse: Colossians 3:17-25 Key Thought: The First Century Home was ruled by the Husband/Father. Everyone and everything was geared to serve his needs. In most parts of the Roman empire, fathers could terminate the life of any family member with little to no legal recourse. This was also true for household servants. […]

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  • Church Clothes

    Church Clothes

    Sermon Notes Main Verse: (Col. 3:1-17) Key Thought: Paul now leads the church to divert its attention away from the outside forces swirling around. He challenges them to focus their hearts on Christ. He then lists the important behaviors that are Christ-honoring. This means our choices do matter in God’s kingdom activity. And if we […]

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  • Under Pressure

    Under Pressure

    Sermon Notes Col. 1,2: 1-23 Key Thought: The believers inside the Church of Colossae felt pressure from the outside to behave in certain ways. There were two sources of this opposition. One was from mystical polytheism, and the other was from Judaizers trying to get the new Christians to follow the calendar and regulations of […]

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  • God is Working in Our Suffering

    God is Working in Our Suffering

    Sermon Notes Main Verse: Col 1:15-23 Key Thought: When we are going through anxious moments, we can sometimes wonder what is God up to. Paul reassures us that suffering can accomplish things that ease and comfort cannot. So, we shouldn’t let earthly suffering shake our faith in Christ when Christ himself faced tremendous pain. But […]

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  • Jesus is Enough

    Jesus is Enough

    Sermon Notes Main Verses: (Col 1:15-23) Key Thought: Previously, Paul mentioned that we, as saints, have been rescued into a kingdom of light. Then, with intense imagery from the Bible, Paul illuminates the King of this Kingdom. When we are shaken by pressures from this world, we must focus on Jesus’ true nature and identity. […]

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  • Identity – You Are a Saint

    Identity – You Are a Saint

    Sermon Notes Colossians 1:1-14 Key Thought: The believers in the church at Colossae were being harassed by those on the outside. Their: Beliefs were challenged Motives were questioned Doctrine was misunderstood This misunderstanding strained relationships and stoked conflict. The congregants were a bit shaken and disheartened. This situation prompted the leader of this church to […]

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