Colossians 4:7-18 || Grace Be With You

Lord of All (A Study of Colossians) Series || As we close out our series on Colossians we take a look at Paul's Final Greetings. During these closing words we see examples of how God used individuals within the church to remember, remind, and encourage each other. And it serves as a reminder and encouragement to us that we are new creations in Christ, and our gifts and talents, though different, are used by God to advance and serve His Church.

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Colossians 4:2-6 || A Call to Reach

Lord of All (A Study of Colossians) Series || Charles Spurgeon once issued a warning for us not to place the food high in the trees to feed the giraffes when we are called to feed Jesus' sheep. We need to communicate the Gospel to people in an intelligible manner so that it might resonate with them, which means we must meet people where they are. Colossians 4:2-6 illustrates this point, as well as 4 others, that impact how we ought to think about and approach evangelism.

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Colossians 3:22-4:1 || Christ-Centered Work

Lord of All (A Study of Colossians) Series || As we come to the conclusion of the household code section, Paul turns his attention to masters and slaves and their work (Colossians 3:22-4:1). In this sermon we are reminded the importance of context and why we must first view these verses through the lens of 1st century Rome (rather than viewing it through 19th or 21st century America). And ultimately view it through the lens of the Son of Man; who came not to be served, but to serve.

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Colossians 3:20-21 || Christ-Centered Home

Lord of All (A Study of Colossians) Series || As we continue through the section of household code, Paul outlines what is needed not simply for a well-ordered home, but for a Christ-centered home. A Christ-centered home is one of balance, and we see vs. 20-21 of chapter 3 aim at addressing both children and parents. As NT Wright said regarding these verses, 'Children need discipline; so do parents.' A Christ-centered home is one where Jesus reigns as Lord over the home.

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Colossians 3:18-19 || Christ-Centered Marriage

Lord of All (A Study of Colossians) Series || In Colossians 3:18-4:1 Paul lays out a set of household codes, a common practice in ancient Greek and Roman writings. However, Paul's goal here is not to simply outline the steps to a well ordered home. He's outlining the steps to a Christ-centered home, and he starts by describing a Christ-centered marriage.

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Colossians 3:1-4 || Raised with Christ

Lord of All (A Study of Colossians) Series || Colossians 3:1-4 reminds us of our past, present and future position in Christ. We're also reminded that in order to actually know and understand the security that comes we have with being hid in Him we need to seek and set our minds on the things above.

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Colossians 2:20-23 || United With Christ

Lord of All (A Study of Colossians) Series || In Colossians 2:20-23 we are reminded of the truth that we are united with Christ solely because of Christ's merits. There is nothing we add or contribute to that unity. And this is an important reminder for us so that we can be alert and on guard against the lie that tells us unity with Christ is dependent on our merits and abilities.

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Colossians 2:6-10 || Established in the Faith

Lord of All (A Study of Colossians) Series) || False teaching had begun to take root in Colossae, leading once professing believers in Christ to deny Christ and look for some alternative path. Paul counters this wrong teaching by magnifying the glory of Christ, his sufficient salvation, and the realities of life in Christ. In our world today, when we too face many temptations from various voices claiming to be true, Paul's words to the Colossians remain vital for us as Christians today.

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Colossians 2:1-5 || Knit Together in Love

Lord of All (A Study of Colossians) Series || Loving the church and loving the lost are not two separate issues in which we must pick one or the other. Those two things go hand in hand. Just like the husband and wife must love each other well in order to love their children well, Christians must love the church well in order to love the lost well.

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Colossians 1:24-29 || A Stewardship From God

Lord of All (A Study of Colossians) Series || Frederick Booth-Tucker, missionary to India,  traveled from village to village barefoot preaching the gospel. The blisters and scars he developed on the bottoms of his feet would eventually lead to an opportunity to proclaim the gospel to a previously resistant group, leading to many being saved. Colossians 1:24-29 reminds us that often times God will supplement the proclamation of His Word with the suffering of His people in order to make His Word fully known.

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Colossians 1:21-23 || Stable and Steadfast

Lord of All (A Study of Colossians) Series || How are we to understand a verse like Colossians 1:23? Does it teach us that salvation can be lost? Does it contradict verses like Philippians 1:6 and Romans 8:38-39? Or perhaps, do all these verses go hand in hand because they are the inspired Word of God?

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Colossians 1:15-20 || The Supremacy of Christ

Lord of All (A Study of Colossians) Series || In Colossians 1:15-20 Paul gives us a deep and theologically rich explanation of who Jesus is. And through these verses we are reminded of the supremacy of Christ. We are reminded it's all about Him. Everything revolves around Him. That's why we must keep Him at the center of the gospel. If we remove Jesus from the gospel, we are left with false gospels.

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Colossians 1:5-8 || The Word Of Truth

Lord of All (A Study through Colossians) series || DA Carson describes the progression of a dying church as this: 1 generation believes and upholds the gospel, the next generation assumes the gospel, and the following generation confuses and denies the gospel. Understanding and proclaiming the gospel is a vital part of the Christian and church's life. Therefore, it's good to regularly remind ourselves what the gospel is (and isn't). In Colossians 1:5-8 we see 4 things the gospel is not.

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Colossians 1:1-5 || To The Saints

Lord of All (A Study Of Colossians) Series || The rapid spread of the Christian faith is one of the more remarkable developments in human history. Central to the process was the early church's conviction that Jesus of Nazareth is truly Lord of All. As the Apostle Paul made clear to the Colossians, this truth transforms not only how you think of Jesus but also how you approach daily life. In this opening sermon verses 1-5 remind us that our faith in Jesus is evidenced by our love for all the saints.

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Hebrews 12:1-3 || The Lord of All

Long Expected (Advent 2017) Series || In this Long Expected series, we have seen how Jesus perfectly fulfills the roles of Man, Prophet, Priest and King, giving Him the titles Man of Hope, Prophet of Peace, Priest of Joy, and King of Love. As we conclude this series we are reminded He has another title; Lord of All. How does Jesus' first Advent impact us? Since Jesus is the Lord of all, what is required of us?

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