Sunday, May 12, 2019 •
In today's passage, Paul begins to address the theological challenges facing the Colossians. He bases his confidence in their relationship with Jesus.
Sunday, May 05, 2019 •
In today's passage, Paul introduces himself to a church he did not found yet cares for deeply. He does so in order to prepare them for the didactic (teaching) section of his letter.
Sunday, April 28, 2019 •
Following his hymn of praise to Jesus (vv.15-20), Paul discussed the Gospel's personal application to the Colossians. Paul's was grateful for their initial reception of salvation but his concern was that they continue in the Gospel that Epaphras (1:7) shared with them.
Sunday, April 14, 2019 •
Paul continues his epistle's opening expression of thanksgiving by petitioning God to fill the Colossians with the fullness of His will. This would empower them to live their lives pleasing to God.
Sunday, April 07, 2019 •
Paul continued to follow the conventional format of 1st century letters by offering a thanksgiving to God for His work on behalf of his readers. But his thanksgiving centers on the Gospel!
Sunday, March 24, 2019 •
Today we begin a study of the Apostle Paul's letter to the church in Colossae. Who was Paul? To whom was he writing, and why? What should 21st century Christians do with this 1st century epistle?
Sunday, March 17, 2019 •
The Psalms were Israel's inspired hymnal. We don't know the tunes to which they were sung, but like any worship song, the words are the most important feature. David penned this psalm for use in Israel royal coronations. But, as is often the case with Scripture, there was more to this psalm than meets the eye, and more than David possibly understood.
Sunday, March 10, 2019 •
One of the debated topics in eschatology concerns whether or not the Church will endure the seven years of prophesied Tribulation.
Sunday, March 03, 2019 •
Daniel 12 completes the fourth and final vision of the prophet. In whom or what does Israel's hope lie?
Sunday, February 24, 2019 •
In grace, God continued to provide Israel with comforting and encouraging news regarding her future in God's earthly kingdom program.
Sunday, February 17, 2019 •
Israel's Babylonian exile was nearing an end. Would God now restore Israel to prominence in His Kingdom program?
Sunday, February 10, 2019 •
It's been said that since the Devil doesn't know God's time table for end-times events, he always has "his man" (the Antichrist) prepared for the ultimate battle. In this chapter, Daniel is alerted to a type of Antichrist who points ultimately to the antitype Antichrist introduced in chapter 7.