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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, Apr 01, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Colossians 2:20-3:11 & Romans 6:1-14
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 54 mins 6 secs
Sun, Apr 15, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Colossians 2:20-3:7 & Romans 6:1-22
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 53 mins 19 secs
Legalism has been described as a list of things one should and shouldn’t do, and, by adhering to that list God will bless us. It reduces spirituality to morality. Is there anything wrong in aspiring to Biblical standards? No, as long as we understand that adhering to standards does not cause us to grow spiritually nor does it cause God to bless us. Every spiritual blessing already belonged to us at the moment we believed. All we have to do is live in light of that reality. How is that accomplished?

For a believer, dominion of the sin nature died with Christ. To have new life the old life must die. Because our sin nature died with Christ (though our new natures continue to war with it during this life), we have the new life Christ’s resurrection makes possible. Our new life in Christ is empowered only by another gift, the Holy Spirit – something an unbeliever cannot have, no matter how moral.
Sun, Apr 22, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Colossians 3:5-7
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 54 mins 36 secs
Sun, Apr 29, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Colossians 3:5-11
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 58 mins 12 secs
Sun, May 06, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Colossians 3:12-14
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 48 mins 59 secs
Sun, May 13, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Colossians 3:12-14
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 48 mins 28 secs
Sun, May 27, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Colossians 3:12-25
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 52 mins 41 secs
Pastor Dean gives us the history of Memorial Day and the importance of its observance.

We see the first of many reports on Pastor Dean’s trip to Israel, sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In an overview of the last half of Colossians 3 we understand that to live in the believer’s newness of life we are to live a certain way now that we are His. We learn that we teach and admonish one another through Psalms and hymns. We see how, as we grow, Christians serve in many capacities using spiritual gifts. Most importantly we learn that service to the Lord is what life is all about.
Sun, Jun 03, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Colossians 3:15
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 53 mins 28 secs
Christians may misunderstand the meaning of inner peace, seeing it as a manifestation of understanding God’s will in their lives. What are the criteria for knowing God’s will for your life? How does peace relate to unity within the Body of Christ? Contrast inner peace with the mental state of Jesus in Gethsemane just prior to the crucifixion. Can a Christian experience deep anguish and still be within the will of God?
Sun, Jun 10, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Colossians 3:15
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 45 mins
There are many erroneous ways Christians have interpreted this verse to try to understand how they can know the will of God. This has led to ideas which don’t conform to an understanding of what Colossians 3:15 really means. How can we know what God’s will is for our lives? Is the peace of God a feeling that permeates every moment we are operating inside the will of God? How does this verse relate to the harmony we can find within the body of Christ?
Sun, Jul 01, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Colossians 3:15
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 48 mins 38 secs