Month: October 2021

Colossians 1:24-2:20

The earliest Church may have stayed pure and all of one mind sharing everything with each other for a few days or weeks but it soon faced the realities of imperfect human nature. Yes, they were all believers and what would later be called Christians but the perfect harmony could not last for long.  “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread a ...[Read More]

Colossians 1:1-20

This morning we are beginning our six weeks in the book of Colossians. It is worth noticing that the same author could have two such different perspectives of Christ and both of them are correct. They are not in conflict but two sides of the same coin. In the same way that the writers of the four Gospels have different accounts, Paul has a Philippian picture of Jesus and a Colossian picture. It wa ...[Read More]

Philippians 2

I know if you were here a couple of weeks ago you had a lesson on this same chapter. However, I remember the line from the Seals and Crofts song, “We May Never Pass This Way Again” and the likelihood of my teaching Philippians again is pretty remote. So, because I love this chapter so much I want to beg your indulgence and say a few things about what Paul has written not only to the church at Phil ...[Read More]