Sunday, June 23, 2019 •
What is perseverance? Why should Christians persevere? What are its rewards? Elder Richard Kalil opens the Bible to answer these questions.
Sunday, June 16, 2019 •
In what appears to be an awkward transition, Paul actually continues his discussion of the Christian's new spiritual wardrobe within the context of relationships.
Sunday, June 09, 2019 •
Christians have a new identity, a spiritual union with their Savior carrying profound implications for behavior. After removing anything associated with the old life, Christians must put on Christlike attributes.
Sunday, June 02, 2019 •
Christians have a new identity, a spiritual union with their Savior carrying profound implications for behavior. The first step in dressing for spiritual success is to remove anything associated with the old life.
Sunday, May 26, 2019 •
Chapter three marks a major break in Colossians as Paul begins to discuss the Believers' behavior as it reflects his/her new identity in Christ.
Sunday, May 19, 2019 •
In today's passage, the Apostle Paul directly confronts the heretical teaching that challenged the Church at Colossae.
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?