WHERE IS YOUR COMPASS POINTING? 1. SET YOUR HEARTS ON THINGS ABOVE (Colossians 3:1-4) Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. 2. Move Away From the Life of the Past (Colossians 3:5-9) 5 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. 6 Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. 7 You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. 8 But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. 9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 3. Replace Old Ways With New Ways (Colossians 3:10-11) 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. 11 Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.
Col. 2: 16-23 A shadow of things to come.
Col. 2: 8-15 Record of debt cancelled.
The cross of Christ is more than enough. Colossians 2:1-7 Key verses: Colossians 2: 6-7 (ESV) 6 Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, 7 rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.
Our Passport Colossians 1:21-29 (NIV) Stand _______ in the Gospel 21 Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. 22 But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation— 23 if you continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant. _________ in the Fullness of faith 24 Now I rejoice in what I am suffering for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church. 25 I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness— 26 the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the Lord’s people. 27 To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. 28 He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. 29 To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me.
Colossians 1:15-20 1. Christ - Creator of All Things 2. Christ - Sustainer of All Things 3. Christ - Reconciler of All Things
Location, Location, Location Colossians 1: 1-14 Intro- The Authors v.1 I. The recipients vs. 2-8 A. Past B. Present C. Future II. What we should expect vs 9-12 Because of III. What He has done. Vs. 13-14 Close- It's all about your location. Dominion or Kingdom.
Luke 24:1-12 Sermon Title: Remembering the Resurrection! The focus is: Remember!
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