Wednesday, September 28, 2011

YOU'RE PREACHING WHAT??? part 2

I have decided to preach through the book of Colossians as we launch our church in French Lick, IN.  I wrote about the first reason why I am preaching Colossians in part 1.  Here are 3 more reasons why...


2.  COLOSSIANS CAN HELP BRING UNITY.  


There are so many church buildings and opinions and even doctrines in our culture.  One of my desires with Restoration Christian Church is that we would search the Bible and restore God's vision for what the church should be.  I am convinced that restoring this begins by understanding WHO the Leader is.


Colossians 1:18 says, "And he (Jesus) is the head of the body, the church.  He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent."


Unity begins with following Jesus as the leader of the church.


3.  COLOSSIANS SPEAKS TO OUR RELATIONSHIPS.


People in our world are looking for meaningful relationships.  Yet, so many find themselves unfulfilled in life.  Many people are lonely.  Many people are disconnected... even if they have a husband or wife, children, and co-workers.  We seem to have a difficult time building bridges to one another.  


Colossians speaks about this issue.  The book talks about relationships with husbands and wives and children, even employees and employers!!  


When we find ourselves struggling in relationships, Colossians comes to the rescue!!  


4.  COLOSSIANS WILL CHANGE YOU.  


If you allow God's Spirit to work on you through His Word... it will change you.  As our church goes through this book, and especially as we get into chapters 3 and 4, we see that when we come to Christ HE changes us.  


God loves us so much that He wants what is best for us.  As we get close to Him, we become more like Him.  


God is in the business of restoring people's lives.  




I'm so excited about this sermon series on Colossians!!!

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