Sermons on Colossians
Colossians 4:7-18 Paul concludes this letter to the Colossian church by listing some individuals that are part of his ministry team. These names show us what it looks like to live according to the directions Paul has given here in the letter.
Colossians 4:2-6. Paul concludes the “therefore” portion of the letter summarizing the need for Christians to lean on the Spirit in prayer, concern ourselves with the proclamation of the word, and watch our own conduct as we live as testimonies of a people who actually believe what we profess.
Colossians 3:20-4:1 Where faith gets real. What we believe will impact how we live, especially in the closest of relationships in the Christian life.
Colossians 3:18-19 Wives submit, husbands love. These are the God ordained order and purpose for marriage. Vastly different from the message of our day and culture.
Colossians 3:16-17. How does peace rule in the Christian community? What informs this peace and sets its boundaries? Paul say the Word of Christ is to inform the umpire of faith.
Colossians 3:12-15 IN keeping with the picture of the garments the believer is to put off or put away, Paul here instructs Christians what to then put on in p0lace of those sinful things. Compassion, kindness, mercy, gentleness, patience, and above all love.
Colossians 3:11-12 We revisit the topic of the “old man” and the “new man” and what this means that the Old Man is dead. How is it then, if the old man is dead that I still struggle with sin? We also examine verses 11-12 which speak of unity within the fellowship of believers and who we are as believers.
Colossians 3:8-10 The old self is dead, but there are still garments belonging to the old nature that are to be taken off and thrown away.
Colossians 3:5-7 Sexual sin is not to ever be a part of the Christian life. IN fact, as Paul writes to the churches, it is clear that engagement in sexual sin is to be taken very seriously by the church with the intent that the man/woman in sin would repent.
Colossians 3:1-4. If we are not to buy into the thinking of men, human precepts and traditions as the basis for our sanctification, then where are we to get our thinking from?