Posts from June 2017 (Page 2)

Posts from June 2017 (Page 2)

June 14, 2017

Poverty is the principles cause of hunger. People aren’t hungry because they’re “deadbeats.” They aren’t hungry because of foolish choices. The majority of the world’s poverty comes from wage inequality and inability to farm. Does this mean every occasion? No, there are obviously people who make poor choices and are living with those consequences. They don’t deserve your…

June 13, 2017

Tuesday – There is enough food grown every year to feed the entire world. Yet an estimated 21,000 people a day die from hunger-related issues. No one is asking you to make your children go hungry so that others can eat. Believe it or not, there is plenty in the world for everyone to be full. What if we decided, as a culture, or even as a church, to just give from…

June 12, 2017

This week we’ll be taking a break from our current walk through Colossians to talk about a very real problem in our world. Over the next 5 days, we’ll be giving you some pretty unbelievable facts about the condition of the world around us and then challenging the way we as a church should be responding. This may get uncomfortable, but it may also open eyes to a very real…

June 9, 2017

Colossians 3:18-25   What does a life centered around Christ, lived in the “new man” really look like? In the next texts, Paul tells us some of what we should do in our relationships as they exist in this life. He describes different relationships and the most Christ-like way to live in them. We’ll look at each of these more closely next week, but today, understand…

June 8, 2017

Colossians 3:12-13   As those who have new life, we should be different. Some of the change in our life is abstaining from certain things, but beyond that, Paul lists here a number of things we should be doing instead of just things we should not be doing.   “Put on… compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.” He tells us, this new life is…

June 7, 2017

Colossians 3:5-11   There is a sharp difference between who we were and who we are now called to be. However, Paul makes it clear that all of us walked in these sinful ways at some point. We all struggle. We all have sin. As we learned from our study of John, we deceive ourselves if we say we have no sin, and Paul here makes it clear that everyone who comes to Jesus…

June 6, 2017

Colossians 3:1-4   When we give up on a set of rules and we start following Jesus, life does, in fact, look different. At the beginning of chapter 3, we see Paul describe the biggest change that comes when an individual starts living in a relationship with Jesus and not with a set of rules.   “If then you have been raised with Christ, seek things that are above”…

June 5, 2017

Colossians 2:20-23   If someone told you tomorrow that you were rich, they showed you your bank account, the money was there, and they gave you your debit card, things would be different right? You’d buy something. All of us would. Maybe you’d give some away, maybe you’d share some with family, maybe you’d start your savings plans, but one thing is for sure, things…

June 2, 2017

Colossians 2:16 – 19 Paul continues to warn against the false teachers in the church. He tells them that they should not let anyone “pass judgment” on them for not partaking in festivals, fastings, sabbaths, rituals, and food / drink. These things were nothing compared to what was to come. They were definitely not from Jesus. When Jesus did his ministry he often…

June 1, 2017

Colossians 2:8-15 The proof really is in the pudding. That’s Paul’s argument here. As he tries to call out the false teachers and those bringing in “empty philosophy”, he refers them to the work the gospel has already done. None of these new ideas saved them from their sins. None of these new ideas brought them the Holy Spirit. None of these new ideas died on a…
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