Posts in Ian Franklin (speaker)
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 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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Hebrews 1 || The King of Love

Long Expected (Advent 2017) Series || CS Lewis said in Mere Christianity 'Christ says, "Give me All. I don't want so much of your time and so much of your money and so much of your work: I want You. I have not come to torment your natural self, but to kill it. No half-measures are any good...Hand over the whole natural self, all the desires which you think innocent as well as the ones you think wicked--the whole outfit. I will give you a new self instead. In fact, I will give you Myself: my own will shall become yours.'" Jesus is the King who sits enthroned forever, and He demands entire surrender, and our absolute allegiance.

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