Month: January 2014

Redemption

The lesson this morning is on redemption. What does it mean to be redeemed? For some it means a reputation recovered after being lost. I remember one of the Watergate figures, Jeb Magruder, going into the ministry after serving time in the Watergate break-ins. Actor Robert Downey, Jr. has struggled all his life with drug addiction and then a failing career but has recently turned that around and r ...[Read More]

Reconciliation

Sometimes when I read the book of Colossians I wonder what the congregation must have been thinking as they listened to it being read. I have to stop and think practically after every verse so I can imagine people saying to the reader, “Don’t go so fast. I didn’t get that. Stop and go over that again. Can I get a copy of that to take home with me to read?” So much of what P ...[Read More]

Jesus Reflects

The lesson this morning is titled Jesus Reflects: Jesus is the exact representation of God. The three passages are Colossians 1:15-20; 2 Corinthians 4:1-6 and John 5:36-44. Colossians 1:15-20: “The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or ru ...[Read More]