Colossians 3: sinful things to avoid; Holy things to do
Colossians 2 v9-15 - because as Christians we are: 1. Complete in Him; 2. A new person in Christ; 3. Set free in Christ
A servant of Jesus; 2. An apostle; 3. Set apart for the Gospel; 4. A Global vision; 5. All for Jesus 6. A thankful person; 7. Wholehearted; 8. Needs encouragement; 9. A huge Gospel purpose; 10. Debtor to all people
Luke 20 v18: Broken for the Lord - abandoning ‘self’/sanctification; Restored by the Lord - for a harvest of righteousness .
Communing together, remembering sins forgiven.
we can take refuge in God because:
God is good. 2. God holds our future secure. 3. God gives us help. 4. We have an eternal future.
The height of God’s love; 2. The width of God’s forgiveness
It’s God’s story; 2. God is God; 3. God is good.
discouragement: 1. causes - exhaustion/ spiritual attack; 2. course - fearful timidity; 3. cure - gratitude, it’s all God’s work, applause from God, changed lives.
I Kings 18 v 21’ How long will you waver between 2 opinions?’
The challenge to their spiritual condition; 2. The challenge to their spiritual complacency; 3. The challenge to their spiritual confusion. ‘The Lord He is God’.
We have confidence that: 1. God has a plan; 2. God is in control of the plan; 3. as we trust God, we can be secure in our future.
The privilege of prayer: our confidence to enter the Most Holy Place
‘He is a very good listener’
Do: set apart Christ as Lord; 2. Be: prepared; 3. it is Better: to follow in Christ’s footsteps
The Christmas Gift: 1. Who is it from? 2. What does it do? 3. how much did it cost? 4. Who is the Gift for?
‘Am I ready for Christmas?’
The Reason; 2. The Event; 3. The Result; 4. The Response
Chosen to be king - Jesus the greater Shepherd
David and the Giant - Jesus overcame a bigger enemy.
David and the Ark of God - Jesus has a greater Presence
David and Mephibosheth - Jesus shows greater Grace
David and the Temple - Jesus had even greater zeal
David and Bathsheba - Jesus resisted temptation
David and Absalom - Jesus’s suffering paid the price of our sin.
David and his last days - death is not the end.
David who suffered; 2. We who suffer, yet God is always with us; 3. Jesus who suffered
suffering and service.