Living ‘in-Christ’ (4)

Bible Readings Proverbs 10:18-32 Colossians 3:5-17 Introduction My dear friends in Christ, Successful advertising companies design their ads after careful market research, more so about the potential buyers.  Not only do they know their product, but they know who they want to buy their products.   To get us to buy a product, they persuade … Continue reading Living ‘in-Christ’ (4)

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Living ‘in-Christ (3) –

Bible Reading Colossians 3:1-11 Introduction In 1976 Dr Francis Schaeffer wrote a book with the title “How should we then live”.  The question is by what standard should we live.  Dr Schaeffer said when we base society on the Bible, on the infinite-personal God who is there and has spoken, it provides an absolute by … Continue reading Living ‘in-Christ (3) –

Living ‘in Christ’ (2)

Scripture Readings Psalm 25:1-15 Colossians 3:1-11 Introduction  Dr Joseph Haroutunian, a professor at McCormick Theological Seminary, came to America from Armenia. One day a well-meaning friend said to him, "Your name is difficult to pronounce and difficult to spell--it could hurt your professional career. Why don’t you change your name to  Harwood or Harwell or … Continue reading Living ‘in Christ’ (2)

Living ‘in-Christ’ (1)

Bible Readings Ephesians 5:1-10Colossians 3:1-12 Introduction Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord Jesus Christ, Our topic for this morning is United with Christ—living ‘in-Christ’.  This is the first in a short series of three sermons This sermon is the next in a series from the letter of Paul to the church in Colossae which … Continue reading Living ‘in-Christ’ (1)

Jesus Christ only – no if’s, no but’s (4)

Scripture Readings 2 Corinthians 5:14-6:2 Colossians 2:9-15 Introduction My dear friends in the Lord Jesus Christ, Today is the last in our sermon series from Colossians 2.  Our topic over the last three weeks was Jesus Christ only, no if’s no but’s.  In the first of this mini-series, we learnt from Scriptures that Jesus Christ … Continue reading Jesus Christ only – no if’s, no but’s (4)

Jesus Christ only – no if’s, not but’s (3)

Bible Readings 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17 Colossians 2:13-23 Introduction Dear friends in the Lord Jesus Christ, Today is the third sermon on the topic Jesus Christ only, no if’s, no but’s.  In our first sermon, we drew the conclusions from Paul’s theology about the Person of Christ in Colossians 1:15-23, God’s mystery kept order wraps for … Continue reading Jesus Christ only – no if’s, not but’s (3)

Jesus Christ only – no if’s no buts’ (2)

Bible readings Romans 6:1-11 Colossians 2:8-15 Introduction Dear friends in the Lord, Some 24 years ago we migrated from South Africa. Heila and I had to meet the requirements of the Government at the time. All along, our children, then under the age of sixteen, had nothing to do to meet any regulation. We can … Continue reading Jesus Christ only – no if’s no buts’ (2)

Jesus Christ only, no if’s or but’s (1)

Bible Readings Ephesians 3:14-21 Colossians 2:6-15 Introduction Dear friends in the Lord, Our series from Colossians goes under the heading “United with  Christ.”  In the very first chapter we found terms like fulness, wisdom, understanding, every way, all power, all things, everything, glorious riches, all wisdom, perfect in Christ, all energy, full riches, complete understanding, … Continue reading Jesus Christ only, no if’s or but’s (1)

The Gospel we defend is our only defence

Bible Readings Ephesians 1:15-23 Colossians 1:24-2:5 Introduction When I grew up in South Africa we had a sort of war-game.  We called it kleilat. I’ll explain.   We would go down to the creek and dig up some black clay.  We would also cut some green flexible sticks from a willow tree. The hard ones … Continue reading The Gospel we defend is our only defence

The Christ of the Gospel

Bible Readings Psalm 2 Colossians 1:12-23 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,  When we began our series from the letter to the Colossians, we first looked at the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  We moved on to the next, Growing in the knowledge of the Gospel.  I preach the Word of God to … Continue reading The Christ of the Gospel