In the last two sermons on Colossians we have seen how Paul has given thanks for the church in Colossae. Epaphras has reported to Paul of the great faith in Jesus, and their love for each other. Paul now continues to rejoice in his suffering for the ministry to the Colossians, and to explain a
Last week we heard that God is doing a great work in us by His Spirit to enable us to do good. This is a process that has begun and will be fulfilled when Jesus comes again, but at the end of that section, Paul raises the issue of suffering and strangely links it to
We have seen over the last few weeks that sin doesn’t belong in the life of the follower of Jesus. However, last week we also saw that we will struggle with sin in this life. So how do we struggle? What are our tools to fight off sin in the hour of temptation and as
This evening we have the privilege of Bob Mendelsohn from Jews for Jesus from Romans 11 (which fits with our Romans series), asking the , ‘Has God finished with the Jews yet?’ He will show how Messianic Jew understands these verses.
Over the last two weeks we have seen that, having been rescued from sin, a should not go on deliberately living in sin. We have been set free from after all. But, have we? If we are honest that is not our daily experience. Indeed we often find ourselves doing things we know are wrong.
What sort of things do you tend to get excited about in the lives of others? A new job, great marks, topping the ladder in the local football comp? They are all good things but in Colossians 1 Paul gets excited about something quite different, gospel transformation. Not only that but he show us how
Last week Pastor Jono spoke about how Christ has set us free and so we are to see ourselves as dead to sin and alive to God. We were challenged to not go back to the slums, nor live like we are still part of it. Paul is continuing this train of thought, again, asking
Romans 1:16-17 have been called the themed verses of Paul’s letter to the Romans. There Paul declares that the gospel is God’s power for salvation. In other words, it’s through the gospel of Jesus Christ that God will change the world. But what does it look like to believe that? How would believing that shapeRead More +
In Romans last week we were reminded that the gospel is God’s power to bring salvation to all people. As we speak it to other, God will transform lives. Not only will people change their destination (hell to heaven), but God will change the way they live. The question is, why is that such goodRead More +
This whole passage contrasts Adam and Jesus, each of whom fixed the future of all the people in the age they initiated. Adam brought in the age of sin, and all who are descended from him have found themselves trapped in sin and death. Jesus brought in the age of grace, and all who traceRead More +
This week we begin a short series looking at some of the big truths the Bible teaches us about God. Perhaps one of the most well known, but not always well understood truths is that God exists as Trinity, three in one. But why is that even important? Sure the Bible tells us, but doesRead More +
As foreigners in a foreign land followers of God will often find themselves under pressure to conform. At times, threats will be made and we will face loss of some kind if we don’t. How will we face that fear of loss? Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego give us an insight into how we can continueRead More +