Colossians: The Supremacy of Christ

Profiles of Faith

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The essence of the message is we do not need anything else other than Jesus. That was the attempt of the false teachers of the 1st Century and that is the attempt of the false teachers of today. They said, “Jesus is fine, but to Jesus let us add a little bit of mysticism. Let… Read more »

Prayer and Evangelism

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We have been talking about the practical applications of the sufficiency of Christ in all things. We have seen how the sufficiency of Christ affects relationships in the home and in the marketplace. We turn to the internal world of one’s own soul and Paul is giving his final instructions to the church at Colossae… Read more »

The Christian in the Workplace

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Jonathan Edwards wrote a series of resolutions one year and one of them reads this way, “Resolve, never to do any manner of thing, whether in soul or body, but what tends to the glory of God.” In this study we will see the work we do, Monday through Friday or Monday through Saturday, as… Read more »

The Christian Parent

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Over the last several studies we have had from Colossians have had to do with godliness in the home. That is the application the Apostle Paul makes and is the application we wish to focus upon. These messages on the home have been more application oriented than many as we are taking one or two… Read more »

The Christian Son and Daughter

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Colossians 3 is a chapter related to holy living. As we have discovered how to become God’s people, and we are through faith in Jesus, this chapter calls for us to live in a manner worthy of the Lord and a manner which reflects the character of God. The Apostle Paul, at the end of… Read more »

The Christian Husband, Part 2

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We have been studying through this letter to the church at Colosse which emphasizes the supremacy of Jesus and the centrality of Jesus in all things. Chapter 3 is a call of God for us to live a holy life, a life which is set apart, and a life which is different. In this text,… Read more »

The Christian Husband, Part 1

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We come to the application section of Colossians in which God gives instructions for families. These instructions are set in the context of a chapter which calls us to practical holiness in our life. Very much a part of our walk with God and very much a part of our pursuit of Godliness is the… Read more »

The Christian Wife

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In Colossians 3, we are going to begin with an application section which talks about the home life. Over four studies we will be talking about the Christian home and seeing the applications of a spiritual life with God, a walk with God, upon the very practical area of our home life, and the relationships… Read more »

Perfect Unity Among God’s People

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It is said, when the British and French were fighting in Canada, in the year 1750, Admiral Phipps, the commander of the British Fleet, was told to anchor outside of Quebec. He was given orders to wait until British troops land, and when they arrived, he was to support them when the land troops attacked… Read more »

The Freedom of Forgiveness

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Chapter 3 has to do with the theme of living out lives of practical holiness and the issue of forgiveness. We often do not connect our willingness to forgive to the pursuit of a holy life, but it is impossible to live a holy life and a godly life apart from the practice of forgiving… Read more »