Sermons on Colossians

Sermons on Colossians

The Path to Growth into Christ

Colossians 1:9-20 We’re often tempted to think like the Colossians, as if we need something more than Christ to complete our Christian life. In this epistle Paul emphasises the perfection of Christ and also the need we have ‘to grow into Christ’. What does this mean in practice? It means knowing how Christ wants us to live, acting accordingly and through…

Stick to the Basics

Colossians 1:1-8 Although Paul had much to praise the Colossians for, they seem to have wanted a higher level of knowledge or perfection outside of Jesus, whether from Greek philosophy or Jewish traditions. These opening verses remind the church to stick to the basics, to continue in faith, love and hope under the faithful ministry of Epaphras. Regardless of how long we…

Hidden with Christ

Colossians 3:3 Our union with Christ – the reality that we have died with him and been raised with him – radically changes how we live. As Paul says in this passage, our life is now “hidden with Christ”. This will shape how we cope with opposition from the world, fight sin and love God. It is a very practical truth. There has been a transformation of our…

Holding Fast To Christ

Colossians 2 Holding Fast To Christ I: Something to Gain– a reward to enjoy now– a reward to enjoy later II: Something to Lose– don’t let the legalists rob you– don’t let the mystics rob you– don’t let the philosophers rob you III: Something to Do– hold fast to Jesus Christ; your head
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