Sermons from January 2023
Colossians 3:12-14 Forgiveness is a virtue many of us strive for our lives but have difficulty attaining; though we know God has called us to it in Christ, instinct tells us that survival in a world of scarcity cannot afford luxuries like mercy and grace. So how do we overcome this instinct and the competitive, adversarial current of the world and become a forgiving people? Come find out as we continue our study of the Apostle Paul’s Letter to the Colossians.
Colossians 3:5-11 In his 1977 album, “The Rambler”, legendary singer-songwriter Johnny Cash criticized a certain attitude he witnessed in the Church: “You’re shining your light and shine it you should / But you’re so heavenly minded, you’re no earthly good”. Perhaps we understand his point — but is it true? Is it possible to be “so heavenly minded” that we become “no earthly good”? Join us this Sunday as we see how being “heavenly minded” can actually give us the freedom to become who we were always meant to be — and to be truly good for the world.
Colossians 3:1-4 It’s been said that “metaphor is the language of faith” — it’s hard to imagine how could we speak of divine, transcendent realities without using metaphors! But does that mean that everything we read in the Bible is a metaphor? When the Apostle Paul wrote that we “have been raised with Christ”, was that just a metaphor? Or was it a literal promise waiting to be fulfilled? And if it is a literal promise, what difference does that make in our lives? Join us this Sunday as we sort the literal from the metaphor and rediscover another corner piece truth from the Letter to the Colossians.
Colossians 3:1-4 It’s the new year…isn’t it? Or, a few days in, has the newness already worn off? The way life comes at us these days, it wouldn’t be surprising if that were the case for many of us. For many of us, it hasn’t taken long for the “new” year to fill the tables of our lives with puzzles to solve. And the question is: Where do we begin? How do we bring the pieces of our lives together, to make it all fit? Join us this Sunday as we return to the Apostle Paul’s Letter to the Colossians and set our minds on God’s corner piece truths.
Isaiah 43:18-19 Advent is a season of God doing new things. Jesus came, Jesus will come, and also Jesus comes to us in the present bring new life. As we enter into a new year we can reflect/pray to be aware of the new things that God might do.