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Our sermon series picks back up this week with an examination of Colossians 3:1-17.  Paul instructs us to seek what is above, put to death earthly ways, put on the new self and seek to honour God and one another.  How might you further walk in your newness?

 

The March 15 message is very differnt in terms of both delivery and content.  It was broadcast via a link through our website instead of from the front of the church.  Content replaces the scheduled week 5 of our sermon series "Lord Over All" as a result of recent federal and provincial government announcements requiring the suspension of gatherings of certain size in response to COVID-19 health threats.  Based on 2 Timothy 1:7, we can be assured that uncertainty does not need to mean fear; physical isolation need not mean spiritual isolation and hardship can mean opportunity. 

This week we conclude Chapter 2 of Colossians (verses 16-19).  Paul warns against man-made wisdom because of its potential to overshadow the Gospel truth and promote judgement.  We are reminded that without Christ we are prone to legalism and  our motives could be offside.  Ultimately, Jesus is the true substance and the true source of wisdom.

This week we examine Colossians 2:6-15.  In this passage, Paul is coming to the reason for writing to the church.  He cautions against deception and reminds the church that life in Christ means walking with Him, recognizing who He is and remembering what He has done.  The question for us is "what marks our walk?"  

 

In this third week of our sermon series, Lord Over All, we examine Colossians 1:24-2:5.  Paul's letter to the church continues with reference back to his own ministry, which has been fraught with sufferings, to demonstrate how important it is to minister and in doing so to hold to the truth of the gospel. 

 

In this second week of our sermon series, Lord Over All, we examine Colossians 1:15-23.  These verses help us formulate the doctrine of Christ and affirm that Jesus is Lord over creation, the church and our salvation.  

Today marks the beginning of a new 8-week sermon series based on the Book of Colossians.  Why should we want to examine this letter from Paul?  This Book is unrivalled in its portrayal of Jesus Christ and the truth of His divinity. Second, it contains practical application on how we are to live out our faith and our relationships with others. Even in the introductory verses (1-14), there are many truths - the Gospel is our foundation, motivation and condition.  

Today concludes our Money Matters series and the role money plays in our relationship with God and others.  From scripture, we are called to give back to God a portion of what is His already.  He prescribes the amount (the tithe), the timing (firstfruits) and the attitude (generous heart).  In return he promises to bless us in His way.  The certainty of this promise arises from his invitation to test Him.  "Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts , if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need."(Malachi 3:10)

Today is the second of our Money Matters principle-based messages.   In Week 1, we considered Jesus' instructions concerning what we are to do with our treasure; today, we build on this and discuss the notion of stewardship.  The concept of good management appears frequently throughout Scripture and from this we come to understand that we experience blessings when we use our resources, however great or little, well.  As stewards, we are given a task by God and He will hold us accountable.  

Today's is the first of four messages covering biblical teachings concerning our treasure and how we use it.  Jesus instructs us (Matthew 6:19-21) to use our money for kingdom building because earthly treasure is temporary and uncertain but we have the assurance of treasure in heaven.  He also reminds us of a truth that where our treasure is, there our heart will be also.  

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