The Gospel Truth (Colossians 1:1-8)

JESUS IS ENOUGH

(The Book of Colossians)

 

Is the Bible still relevant?

 

 

Age of Science                        1:16

 

Age of Unification                  1:18

 

Age of Rebellion                     1:15; 2:9

 

Age of Pragmatism                1:22, 2:6-7; 2:10; 3:3

 

Age of Frustrated Relationships      Chapters 3 & 4

 

Age of Eschatology 3:4

 

(How will the world end?)

 

The Book of Colossians:

 

Author:

Date:

To:

The City –

 

The Church –

 

Why written?

 

 

THE THEME:

 

Jesus Christ is ______________!

 

3:11 ______________

 

He is:

G___________  2:9

 

C___________  1:16

 

S___________  1:20; 2:13-15

 

Head of the C________  1:18

 

IT’S ALL ABOUT:  _______________.

 

 

Looking Back – Looking Forward

LOOKING BACK—LOOKING AHEAD

 

What will the next year bring?

 

What will you be in the next year?

 

Luke 1:1-4; 26-45

 

Why Mary?

 

         Isaiah 7:14

 

Looking Back—Do we understand?

 

Looking Ahead?

 

MARY’S HEART?

 

A HEART OF F___________.

 

 

 

A HEART OF J___________.

 

 

 

A HEART OF A S_________.

 

 

 

A HEART OF P___________.

 

 

 

A HEART OF P___________.

 

Romans 12:1-2

 

 

 

NOTE LUKE 1:47:  MY S_____________!

 

 

 

 

CRADLE/CROSS/CAVE/COMING!

 

 

The Christmas Story

THE CHRISTMAS STORY

 

What is the real story of Christmas?

What does it have to do with me?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Isaiah 7:14

 

Isaiah 9:6

 

Philippians 2:5-11

 

 

CHRISTMAS BEGINS WITH ______________.

 

“In the form God”

 

 

Hebrews 1:1-3

 

 

“But did not grasp”

 

 

 

 

 

WHY?

 

 

 

WHAT’S THE APPLICATION TO MY LIFE?

 

 

GOD’S DEAL

GOD’S DEAL

 

We are approached by many deals.

Good Deals?  Bad Deals?

 

God’s Deal is G_____ News!

So good we call it the G______ News.

 

Two times Jesus asked:

What will a man give in e_______ for his soul?

 

                                          Matthew 16:26/Mark 8:37

 

Luke 4:14-21     Isaiah 61—(700 years before)

 

God’s Deal is God’s F___________.

 

What can I give God?

 

Romans 3:23 Isaiah 64:6

 

I deserve? Romans 6:23 (a)

 

God’s Deal—I get? Romans 6:23 (b)

 

Luke 2:8-20

 

God’s Favor in a Baby!

 

“Emmanuel” = _________________

 

2 Corinthians 5:14-6:2

 

Theologically—imputation/substitution/reconciliation

 

The idea:  “the innocent pays for the guilty”

Romans 5:8

 

Simply—I get not what I deserve,

Christ gets what I deserve.

 

“Reconciliation” = ______________________

 

2 Corinthians 5:21—1 John 2:1-2

 

Ephesians 2:8-21 1 Peter 2:24

 

Psalm 32:1 Titus 3:3-8

 

Only G___ can do that! (2 Corinthians 5:18)

How?  (2 Corinthians 5:20)

 

When accept God’s deal:

His righteousness

His ambassador

 

Romans 10:9-15

 

What a gift exchange!

God treats me as if I lived Christ’s life…

…God treated Christ as if he lived my life!

 

Isaiah 1:18-20

 

DEAL?

 

“Boasting in the Cross” (Galatians 6:14-18)

Boasting in the Cross

(Galatians 6:14-18)

 

WHY BOAST IN THE CROSS?

 

THE CROSS HAS THE POWER TO FREE US FROM THE WORLD’S BONDAGE.

 

“The World” – cosmos

 

“The World” – the system of the world

 

Where is the world going?  Where are you going?

 

THE CROSS CAN DO WHAT THE FLESH CANNOT DO.

 

What really matters?

 

“New Creation”

 

How can I get that?

 

2 Corinthians 5:17

 

“New” – not another, but _______ different!

 

THE CROSS HAS THE POWER TO BRING SALVATION.

 

“Follow” – an invitation to all

 

John 3:16-18 2 Peter 3:9

 

2 Corinthians 5:15 1 Timothy 2:1-7

 

“Rule”:  the _____________/standard

 

We cannot change the rules.

We can accept or reject God’s offer.

 

“Peace” –

 

“Mercy” –

 

Romans 8:7; 5:10 Ephesians 2:1-3

 

“The Marks of Jesus”

 

Verse 18—A Final Declaration of Grace

 

 

 

“AMEN” – SO BE IT!

 

“Pipe or a Bucket?”

 

Pipe or a Bucket?

        

God Blessed?

 

Living as a bucket or a pipe?

 

BUCKETS:

 

#1—IGNORE THE _______ OF ALL BUCKETS.

 

Psalm 49:16-17              Luke 12:13-21

 

#2—GIVE OURSELVES

          “______ IMPORTANT PERSON” STATUS.

 

#3—BELIEVE FILLING OUR BUCKETS

 IS THE WAY TO ______________.

 

Ecclesiastes 2:11; 5:13-18

 

PIPES:

 

#1—UNDERSTAND GOD ____________ US

TO BE PIPES (NOT BUCKETS).

 

1 Timothy 6:17-19

 

“Rich” “Truly life”

 

#2—BELIEVE THAT WHAT WE ALLOW TO FLOW THROUGH _______ WILL FLOW BACK.

 

Malachi  3:8-18 Matthew 6:19-21

 

#3—WHEN GOD’S DESIRES BECOME

______ DESIRES.

 

Psalm 37:4

 

Luke 12:47-48

 

 

BUCKET OR PIPE?

faucet

“Sowing and Reaping” (Galatians 6:7-10)

Sowing and Reaping

(Galatians 6:7-10)

 

 

Some laws you cannot break!

 

Jude 16                             Philippians 3:17-4:1

 

“Deceived” –

 

1 John 1:8                        James 1:26

 

“God is not mocked” –

 

THE DIVINE LAW STATED (vs. 7)

 

         Reap what you _________.

 

Job 4:8 Proverbs 1:22-23; 11:18-19

 

Hosea 8:7; 10:12-13 Numbers 32:33

THE DIVINE LAW EXPLAINED (vs. 8)

 

“Corruption” –

 

How sow to please the flesh?

How sow to please the Spirit?

 

Corruption or Eternal Life?

 

Colossians 3:1-17 Romans 12:1-2

 

THE DIVINE LAW FULFILLED (vs. 9)

 

When? 5:22—”patience”

 

 

Weary/Lose Heart?

 

 

“Doing good”—

 

 

THE DIVINE LAW APPLIED (vs. 10)

 

THEREFORE/SO — to whom do good?

 

   “Good” – what is ________, ________ good!

 

(5:22 and 6:6)

 

To ______________.

 

1 Peter 2:15 Titus 3:8

 

Especially to the ___________.

 

1 John 3:14; 4:20-21

 

WHAT WILL YOU REAP???

 

“Restoring One Another” (Galatians 5:26-6:6)

Restoring One Another”  (Galatians 5:26-6:6)

 

We all s________ – so we all need h_______.

 

1 John 1:8-10                 James 3:2

 

 

PICK UP (vs. 1)

 

         Who is “spiritual”????

 

         “Restore” –

 

HOLD UP (vs. 2-5)

 

“Carry/Bear”

 

“Burden”

 

Think you can go it alone?

James 5:16

 

“Examine/Test”

 

“Deceives self”

 

“Boast”???

2 Corinthians 10:12-18

 

Do verses 2 and 5 contradict each other?

 

 

BUILD UP (vs. 6)

 

“Instruction”

 

“Share”

 

“All good things”

 

Build up with the _____________!

 

1 Peter 1:22-2:3

 

Acts 20:28-32