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Colossians (2011)

Colossians (2011)

January 2011 - December 2012

The epistle to the Colossians is a book that focuses on the sufficiency of Jesus Christ and the significance of that for our spiritual life: for the way we think and the way we live.
The author of this epistle is the apostle Paul.

There was heresy going on in Colossee, which was a blend of different ideas. We run into the same kind of thing today. There is all manner of blends of religions today. People think they can pick a little bit of this and a little bit of that, mix it together and add a sprinkling of something else and come up with something they think works for them, and make some new religion. Religion isn’t something that you can believe in because it just “works for you,” it has to be something that has objective reality and objective truth, and is internally coherent and consistent. Yet most of what most people believe is nothing more than a bunch of irrational bilge that somehow makes them feel good rather than deal with what the Word of God says about their basic condition as a sinner. People don’t like to recognize they are a sinner and in disobedience to God because in arrogance they are rejecting the truth.

So with this Colossian heresy, we see the focus is on the sufficiency of Christ. It is that which helps us to realize that no matter what the issues are that we face today, the solution is still the same. It is still the sufficiency of Christ. There are three areas of sufficiency that are always attacked by false teaching and by Satan: the sufficiency of Christ, the sufficiency of grace, and the sufficiency of God’s Word. If God’s Word, God’s grace, and Jesus Christ aren’t enough, then where are we going to get help? We going to go to psychology, to science, sociology, or to some other area of human thought and thus we are going to dilute and diminish the power of God, and we end up destroying grace, destroying Scripture, and destroying the reality of who Jesus Christ is. This is the reason Paul is writing.

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Sun, Dec 18, 2011
by Robert Dean
Passage: Colossians 2:12-14
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 51 mins 15 secs
Sun, Jan 01, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Colossians 2:12-14
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 33 secs
Sun, Jan 22, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Colossians 2:11-15
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 47 mins 55 secs
Since Pastor Dean has been out of the country for a few weeks, this lesson takes the time to go back and review what we had learned so far on the profound significance Paul places on forgiveness in Colossians 2:11-15.

As we are reminded of when forgiveness takes place, we also learn of the four different types or areas of forgiveness. This lesson is important for a clear understanding of forgiveness all mankind has in Jesus' work on the cross, but also in how believers are to apply forgiveness in our personal walk.
Sun, Jan 29, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Colossians 2:13-15
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 44 mins 23 secs
Sun, Feb 05, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Colossians 2:15
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 48 mins 31 secs
Are you spiritually toxic? An organized system of thought that applies various philosophies and solutions, along with a sprinkling of Biblical application, is indicative of a spiritually toxic believer. Making life work without complete and total dependence on Christ makes us become believers operating with Satan's thinking - human viewpoint. In this important lesson, we learn new insights into what defeat took place in vs. 15, and how it applies to spiritual warefare.
Sun, Feb 12, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Colossians 2:16-4:5
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 40 mins 58 secs
All believers are engaged in a cosmic spiritual battle. The conflict may not be within the obvious spheres of personal or physical enemies. Satan is our arch-enemy and inculcates his false system of thinking on the human race in various guises. At the core of Satan-promoted thinking is an assault on God’s authority. However, Satan is the master counterfeiter and disguises his false religions and philosophies with the robes of righteousness and light. This makes these systems attractive to our sin nature. Learn in this lesson the commonalities and dangers of Satan’s worldly thought systems that sabotage our reliance on the all-sufficiency of Christ and our spiritual growth.
Sun, Feb 19, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Colossians 2:16-4:5
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 47 mins 32 secs
All believers are engaged in a cosmic spiritual battle. The conflict may not be within the obvious spheres of personal or physical enemies. Satan is our arch-enemy and inculcates his false system of thinking on the human race in various guises. At the core of Satan-promoted thinking is an assault on God’s authority. However, Satan is the master counterfeiter and disguises his false religions and philosophies with the robes of righteousness and light. This makes these systems attractive to our sin nature. Learn in this lesson the commonalities and dangers of Satan’s worldly thought systems that sabotage our reliance on the all-sufficiency of Christ and our spiritual growth.
Sun, Feb 26, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Colossians 2:16-19
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 51 mins 47 secs
Sun, Mar 18, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Colossians
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 47 mins 31 secs
Sun, Mar 25, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Colossians 2:20-23
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 55 mins 39 secs
Living the Christian life is based on our position in Christ. Distractions from this truth abound, but it is only being in Christ that offers the daily life impact resulting in God’s promised riches in Christ. We may admit that Christ is the answer to our final destiny, but everyday problems are sometimes given over to man’s solutions. The problems in Colossi are no different than what we encounter today. Man’s solution begins with autonomy from God, which is the foundation for the downward spiral into a maze of humanistic answers that position man farther and farther from the truth. All of life’s problems can be traced back to sin. Christ solved the sin problem and “in Him” we are given all we need for solutions in life through application of His Word. What remains is for us is to engage our volition to learn and apply these solutions against a tide of cultural and political trends that run counter to God’s Truth. Pastor Dean explains in depth what it means to be “in Christ.”