Nov 13, 2016
Freedom from slavery
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Colossians 2:16-23
 
The Point - When a Christian immerses himself/herself in the freedom of Christ, there is a temptation to create rules to limit straying from that freedom. Those rules, if not monitored and properly evaluated, can actually limit freedom in Christ.
 
I. Legalism is a cheap Jesus. vs. 16-17
II. Legalism leads away from God's sovereignty. vs. 18-19
III. Legalism stems from the hearts of men, not the character of God. vs. 20-23 
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  • Nov 13, 2016Freedom from slavery
    Nov 13, 2016
    Freedom from slavery
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    Colossians 2:16-23
     
    The Point - When a Christian immerses himself/herself in the freedom of Christ, there is a temptation to create rules to limit straying from that freedom. Those rules, if not monitored and properly evaluated, can actually limit freedom in Christ.
     
    I. Legalism is a cheap Jesus. vs. 16-17
    II. Legalism leads away from God's sovereignty. vs. 18-19
    III. Legalism stems from the hearts of men, not the character of God. vs. 20-23 
  • Nov 6, 2016Tuesday – We need to talk
    Nov 6, 2016
    Tuesday – We need to talk
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    John 18:33-40
     
    The Point: You'll see the point soon enough. Gather around church, we need to talk.
     
    1. Be mindful that while we are citizens of the Unites States of America, we are first citizens of Heaven.
  • Oct 30, 2016Keeping it Real….
    Oct 30, 2016
    Keeping it Real….
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    Colossians 2:1-5
     
    The Point: Satan's desire is to confuse and redirect you from a life that is completely submitted to Jesus, to a life that is neither complete nor submitted to anything meaningful. Focus on Jesus.
     
    1. Understand the gravity of the situation.
    2. Move yourself toward meaningful commitment.
    3. Rally around the cross of Christ.
  • Oct 23, 2016Grow up!
    Oct 23, 2016
    Grow up!
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    Colossians 1:28-29
     
    The Point: For the church to make its way toward spiritual maturity, Christians must be willing to hold one another accountable in both personal growth, as well as personal evangelism.
     
    I. Spiritual maturity comes through accountability (v.28).
    II. As Christians mature, a desire to proclaim his truth begins to grow (v. 29).
  • Oct 16, 2016Get on your feet!
    Oct 16, 2016
    Get on your feet!
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    Colossians 1:24-27
    The Point: Hope in Christ gives His body, the Church, the supernatural ability to endure trials and glorify Christ. Without death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus, our hope is in vain.
     
    I. Endure trials as he endured trials (v. 24).
    II. Be good stewards, as he was a good steward (v. 25-26).
    III. Proclaim His message, as he proclaimed His message (v.27).
  • Oct 9, 2016Once defiled, now reconciled
    Oct 9, 2016
    Once defiled, now reconciled
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    Colossians 1:21-23
     
    The Point: We tend to dilute the devastating effects of sin. Sin literally separates us from God. Jesus' blood made reconciliation for us so that our mistakes wouldn't any longer have those eternal consequences.
     
    I. Jesus death didn't just purchase our salvation, it restored our relationship to the Father (vs. 21-22).
    II. Once we're reconciled, we become missionaries to further the work of the gospel within the confines of The Great Commission (v. 23).
     
  • Oct 2, 2016Christ is Everything
    Oct 2, 2016
    Christ is Everything
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    The Point: In a world that teaches that Man creates his own destiny, the Bible teaches that Jesus knew our destiny before we ever knew the One who created us.
     
    Colossians 1:15-20
     
    I. Jesus made, therefore he keeps (vs. 15-17).
    II. Jesus saves, therefore He restores (vs. 18-20).
     
  • Sep 25, 2016knowledge doesn’t always equal power
    Sep 25, 2016
    knowledge doesn’t always equal power
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    Colossians 1:9-14
    The Point: Simply having knowledge of the will of God isn't enough to access God's power. We must be filled with the wisdom and power, which puts to action that which we already know.
     
    I. God's wisdom energizes understanding (vs. 9-10).
    II. God's power produces endurance and patience (vs. 11-12).
    III. God's deliverance produces restoration and forgiveness (vs. 13-14).
  • Sep 18, 2016Finding fruit in a world full of nuts
    Sep 18, 2016
    Finding fruit in a world full of nuts
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    The Point: It can be hard for the Christian to walk by faith in a world that has completely denounced all belief in Christ and His work. We're still called to bear the spiritual fruit in the gospel of Jesus, regardless the cost.
     
    We find three specific things in this passage:
    I. We find truth.
    II. We find power.
    III. We find grace.
  • Sep 11, 2016It’s different, but it’s the same
    Sep 11, 2016
    It’s different, but it’s the same
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    Numbers 21:4-9
     
    The point: We love to say that we have it all together, but that's not what God wants from us. For us, we worship God in moments when we can say, " I don't have it all together."
     
    I. Man's way.
    II. God's way.