Freedom. Everyone will be talking about it during the July 4th weekend celebration. But what is REAL freedom? You see, many people around the world don't experience the level of personal public freedom that we do in America. So REAL freedom must be something that anyone can experience, regardless of government or other external intervention. Join us as we learn about REAL freedom.
Ever seen a toddler open a gift, then find them playing with the wrapping paper and the box about 30 minutes later? Sometimes we tend to treat our faith the same way: we get overly focused on things that were a "shadow" of what was to come and be the "substance" of our hope and our faith. Join us as we see the power of the SUBSTANCE found in Jesus.
It's one thing to know that God has filled us, spiritually circumcised us, buried us, raised us, made us alive. But it is something entirely more powerful to grasp the SOURCE of where this comes from. Join us in thinking through this as we continue in Colossians, beginning in chapter 2 and verse 9.
Join Josh Henderson, our guest speaker (and now our Family Life Pastor), as he shares on Mother's Day about "Leaving A Legacy".
Is the REAL Gospel story just about "Man is bad, God is mad, Jesus died, aren't we all glad"? Our Easter message today helps us see that there is MUCH more to the real Gospel story. And it is this "complete" story of the Gospel that lets us truly understand what God is doing in redeeming us to Himself through Jesus Christ.
As Paul wraps up Colossians chapter 1, we find that God has revealed the greatest mystery: Christ. Then we see two powerful responsibilities that leaders have within the church: warning and teaching, with a defined goal in mind. Hear what that goal is, as well as the power that enables it to happen, as we continue in Colossians.
Those who have received Christ as Lord and Savior of their life have experienced a change in time, a change in mind, and a change in position. We see these things pointed out by Paul toward the end of Colossians 1 in our message today.
Sometimes we feel that we are supposed to "hold it all together". But we see this week in our Walk Through Colossians that Jesus is actually the one who holds all things together. Today, find your rest in letting Jesus hold your life together.
What is truly supposed to be the source of real joy for the Christ-follower? Paul gives us a glimpse at "why" we have joy, "where" we have joy, and "in whom" we have joy in Colossians 1:11-14.
Paul prayed that Christ-followers would be strengthened by God's glorious might for patience and endurance with joy. Wow! But do we really want to experience things that would require us to be strengthened in this manner? That's what we ask ourselves in this message today.