Christ: All We Need

This coming week, we will be finishing our series in Colossians by looking at the theme of reconciliation. We will be looking at the book of Philemon. Turns out, Philemon was a member of the Colossian church, yet had a falling out with another member. Paul writes the letter of Philemon to him to encourage him to reconcile and forgive…in light of cultural challenges and more polarization in the culture, we need to hear this message even more.

In 1937, Walt Disney dazzled the world with the first ever colored full-length animated film: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. There’s a delightful scene in the movie where Snow White discovers the messy house of the Dwarves and decides to clean it. Keeping a joyful and positive attitude the whole time, Snow White and her animal friends clean the house singing and whistling while they work.

Colossians 3 speaks of a similar idea of keeping joy and doing all our work unto the Lord with joy in our heart. “Whatever you do… do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” (3:17). 

This week we continue our study of the Christian Household by looking at the relationship of parents and children. What we will see is that a home with Christ at the head is to be a place where parents are honored and loved through their children’s obedience. In addition, a Christian home is one where children are supported, encouraged and step out into the world with life and confidence for wherever God will take them.

This week we talk about one of the greatest unions that God created—the marriage covenant. As we reflect on the fact that Christ is All We Need—we get to see how Christ has chosen to design the marriage covenant between a man and a woman. There is great wisdom and purpose in the design of God in this way. I look forward to lifting up Jesus together!

Relationships sometimes squeak when we disagree or hold strong opinions that differ.  In Colossians 3 we learn how to respond to frustrating disagreements with others in the church.  How do we apply God's loving attitudes to our marriage or other relationships?  God's way is so much better than "fight" or "flight" because Christ is all we need.

It’s a common thing in 2023 to have to replace things, especially with technology. It seems these days you need to replace a phone or device every few years just to be able to access the latest apps. Whether replacing technology, replacing parts in your car, or replacing appliances in your home, we are familiar with the concept of replacing old things with new things. In Colossians 3, Paul issues a challenge to put away old things. But what is important to note is we are not just called to put away the “Old self”, but to replace the old things with new things. Join us this Sunday as we explore what Christ calls us toward in our pursuit of replacing old with new.

This week we will be starting the third chapter of Colossians. Typical of Paul’s letters is that the first half of the letter tends to focus on what Christ has done for you… now chapters 3 and 4 will look at how we are to live in light of that. In this text, we will look at the one thing which must be engaged in order to live a consistent Christ-centered life... the mind! I look forward to being with you and seeing how God’s Spirit will show us how to live and think in a Christ-honoring way.

Greetings, this week we will be looking at the attempts to intimidate the Colossians. We have spoken about the false teaching in the church, and our passage this week, Col. 2:16-23, helps us identify just what those are. More important than the intimidation techniques, is the power in Christ. He is the one who is greater than any false teaching and the One who is our substance, our prize and our power to change.

This week—we will be looking at a great text speaking about the full confidence we have In Christ. We have so many reasons to be confident as Christians, but this text is specifically going to show us how we can live confidently in Christ, while also unpacking the many blessings that are ours because of our relationship with Christ.

This coming week we will continue looking at Jesus Christ—specifically His authority over His Church. We will look at why Christ is worthy of being over the church and the great hope that we as Christians have for our future, if, we will continue to hold onto him.

We often talk about attributes of God that center around love, mercy, and grace. And rightfully so! These are important attributes that are central to our faith and help us understand the loving and gracious nature of Jesus Christ. But there’s other attributes that aren’t always preached. In Paul’s letter to the Colossians, we see some deeper theological terms that deserve attention. Join us this Sunday as we dive into some of the deeper theological attributes of Christ: His preeminence, His sovereignty, and His aseity.

This Sunday we are starting a new 12 week series through the book of Colossians called "All We Need." We live in a world where there are many new ways of life that promise freedom, new power, success, an ability to grow… yet they all tend to be devoid of the true source of change—Christ Himself! The Book of Colossians is aimed at one thing: Revealing that in Christ we see God in his fullness, and now that Christ is in us, we have all we need to experience a transformed life, transformed relationships, marriages, friendships, and more.