“COMPLETE IN CHRIST” (Colossians 2:11-15)

“COMPLETE IN CHRIST”

(Colossians 2:11-15)

 

 

COMPLETE SALVATION (vs. 11-12)

 

It has always been about the H____________.

 

“Co- B______” and “Co-R_______” with Christ.

 

COMPLETE FORGIVENESS (vs. 13-14)

 

What we were!                Ephesians 2

 

What we are!

 

Not only co-buried and co-raised,

 

We are co-_____________!

 

As a result, how much of our sin is forgiven?

 

A_____ our sins!

 

Psalm 32:1-2 Psalm 130:3-4

 

Isaiah 1:18-20 Isaiah 55:7

 

Micah 7:18-19

 

God’s Forgiveness is:

 

  1. G____________
  2. C____________
  3. E____________
  4. C____________
  5. UN___________
  6. M____________

Ephesians 4:32

 

“Canceled” –

 

 

“Written Code” –

 

 

“Took it away” –

 

 

“Nailing it to the cross” –

 

 

COMPLETE VICTORY (vs. 15)

 

“Disarmed” = ___________________

 

Hebrews 2:14

 

Romans 8:37-39

 

 

 

COMPLETE?

 

LOVE AND LIVE IT!

 

 

“A GOOD WOMAN” (Proverbs 31:10-31)

“A GOOD WOMAN”

(Proverbs 31:10-31)

 

“Proverbs” means: ____________________

 

What does a good woman look like?

 

 

 

HER MARRIAGE  (VS. 10-12)

 

 

Proverbs 12:4; 18:22

 

“Full confidence” –

 

 

HER BEHAVIOR  (VS. 13-24)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HER CHARACTER  (VS. 25-27)

 

Titus 2:3-5

 

1 Peter 3:1-6

 

Proverbs 19:13

 

 

HER REWARD  (VS. 28-31)

 

“Surpass” = “excellent/noble”

(same word as in verse 10)

 

 

 

THANK HER!

 

THANK GOD!

 

Proverbs 19:14

 

“WHICH SIDE OF THE CROSS?”

WHICH SIDE OF THE CROSS?

 

1 Corinthians 15:1-8

 

The Good News hinges on two historical events:

  1. Jesus’ D____________.
  2. Jesus’ R____________.

 

Be a “skeptic”

“Skeptic” means: _____________________

 

L_______/L_______/L________

 

Hebrews 9:27

 

THREE WAYS TO LOOK AT IT ALL:

 

When I die, I’m dead.

I will take my chances with what happens then.

 

Luke 12:16-21 Philippians 1:21

 

I believe in life after death,

but I am not concerned about crossing

that bridge until I get there.

 

Amos 4:12

 

Prepared?

 

I stand with Jesus Christ,

the Lord of my life and death.

I put my eternity in his hands.

 

Psalm 23 Revelation 1:18 John 11:25

 

Jesus died for our S_____,

Jesus rose for our J_________________.

 

Romans 4:25

 

1 Corinthians 15:3-7; 12-19; 53-57

SO:  VERSE 58!

 

 

 

 

 

 

All three are E____________!

 

“WHAT IS THE MINISTRY?” (Colossians 1:23-29)

WHAT IS THE MINISTRY?

(Colossians 1:23-29)

 

THE SOURCE OF THE MINISTRY  (vs. 23,25)

 

Appointed by G______ = DIVINE MANDATE!

 

THE SPIRIT OF THE MINISTRY (vs. 24)

 

         NOW I R_____________!

 

 

THE SUFFERING OF THE MINISTRY (vs. 24)

 

Acts 5:41           2 Timothy 2:10

 

THE SCOPE OF THE MINISTRY (vs. 25)

 

Acts 20:24 2 Timothy 4:7

 

Concentrate on the D___________ of your ministry,

Let God take care of the B__________ of your ministry!

 

THE SUBJECT OF THE MINISTRY (vs. 26-27)

 

“Mystery” = __________________________

 

God has c________ to make it known.

 

The Mystery?  Christ in ______, the Hope of Glory!

 

2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1 Ephesians 1:13-14

 

THE STYLE OF THE MINISTRY (vs. 28)

 

“Proclaim” – ____________________

 

“admonishing” – _______________________

 

Acts 20:31 2 Thessalonians 3:14-15

Colossians 3:16 Romans 15:14

 

“teaching” – __________________________

 

With all w________ – _______________

 

THE SUM OF THE MINISTRY (vs. 28)

 

Why?   M_________ of the saints.

Ephesians 4:11-16

 

“complete/perfect” – _________________

2 Timothy 3:16-17

 

THE STRENGTH OF THE MINISTRY (vs. 29)

 

 

“Labor” – work to the point of _______________

 

“Struggling” – ________________________

 

“with all his _______”

 

God gives us his, to do his ministry.

 

1 Corinthians 15:10 Galatians 2:20

 

See all 8 of these in Paul?  In us?

Philippians 4:9

 

 

“WHAT IS THE MINISTRY?” (Colossians 1:23-29)

 

Always amazed that God calls us to ministry?

 

1 Timothy 1:12-23                       Jeremiah 20:9

 

THE SOURCE OF THE MINISTRY  (vs. 23,25)

 

Appointed by G______ = DIVINE MANDATE!

 

THE SPIRIT OF THE MINISTRY (vs. 24)

 

         NOW I R_____________!

 

 

THE SUFFERING OF THE MINISTRY (vs. 24)

 

Acts 5:41

 

Why suffering can be a cause for joy?

 

  1. Brings us c______ to Christ. Philippians 3:10

 

  1. Assurance we b_______ to Christ.

 

John 15:18 2 Timothy 3:12

  1. Future r___________.

 

Romans 8:17,18  2 Corinthians 4:17

 

  1. May result in the salvation of o________.

 

  1. Frustrates S________.

 

“fill up in my flesh”

 

“Suffering” “Afflictions”

 

It is meant for C_______, taken out on his people.

 

Galatians 6:17 2 Corinthians 11:23-28

 

Here, Paul’s is for the ____________.

 

2 Timothy 2:10

 

THE SCOPE OF THE MINISTRY (vs. 25)

 

Acts 20:24 2 Timothy 4:7

 

Concentrate on the D___________ of your ministry,

Let God take care of the B__________ of your ministry!

 

 

 

 

THE SUBJECT OF THE MINISTRY

 

THE STYLE OF THE MINISTRY

 

THE SUM OF THE MINISTRY

 

THE STRENGTH OF THE MINISTRY

 

 

“RECONCILED TO GOD” (Colossians 1:20-23)

RECONCILED TO GOD”  (Colossians 1:20-23)

         Justification                   Romans 8:33

         Redemption                   Romans 6:18-22

         Forgiveness                   Ephesians 1:7

         Adoption                          Ephesians 1:5

 

Reconciliation means:  ______________

 

2 Corinthians 5:18-20

 

THE PLAN  (vs. 20-21)

 

Cannot be

unless _____________.

 

2 Corinthians 5:17-18

 

God’s side:  God is ________,

Therefore, his wrath must be __________.

 

Provision for reconciliation = ______________

 

Romans 5:9 1 Thessalonians 1:10

 

Christ did the reconciling!

 

THE MEANS/WAY  (vs. 20, 22)

 

ONLY BY CHRIST’S ____________.

 

Hebrews 13:12-12 John 6:53-54

 

The Blood?

 

Romans 5:9-10

 

THE AIM OF RECONCILIATION  (vs. 22)

 

2 Corinthians 11:2 Jude 24-25

 

Holy –

 

2 Corinthians 5:21 Ephesians 1:4

 

Blameless –

 

Hebrews 9:14 1 Peter 1:19

 

Free from Accusation –

 

Romans 8:33

 

God sees us n________, as we will be in H_____________!

 

THE EVIDENCE OF RECONCILIATION  (vs. 23)

 

Matthew 7:22-23 Colossians 2:6

 

Luke 8:13 1 John 2:19

 

Continue—in what?

 

2 Corinthians 5:17-21

 

GIVE ME JESUS!

GIVE JESUS TO THE WORLD!

 

“CHRIST OVER ALL” (Colossians 1:15-19)

CHRIST OVER ALL” (Colossians 1:15-19)

 

The Main character of the Bible is:  ___________

 

Luke 24:27

 

Who is Jesus?  His true identity?

 

JESUS CHRIST IN RELATION TO GOD

 

  1. Image of the Invisible God.

 

“Image” = _______________

 

Luke 22:20                       Romans 8:29

 

John 14:9 Hebrews 1:1-4

 

  1. “Firstborn” over all creation.

 

“Firstborn” = _____________

 

Another word helps us understand:

“only begotten” = ______________.

John 3:16; 1:18

 

JESUS CHRIST IN RELATION TO THE UNIVERSE

 

  1. He is G__________.

 

John 1:3 Hebrews 1:2

 

  1. He e___________ before all things..

 

Genesis 1 John 1:1-2

 

John 8:58

 

Anyone who existed before creation is

e___________.

And only G_______ is eternal!

 

  1. He holds all things t__________.

 

He not only created, he sustains!

 

2 Peter 3:10 Hebrews 1:3

 

Jesus Christ MUST BE GOD!

 

 

JESUS CHRIST IN RELATION TO THE UNSEEN

 

JESUS CHRIST IN RELATION TO THE CHURCH

 

 

 

GIVE ME JESUS!

 

Why We Thank God (Colossians 1:12-14)

Why We Thank God

 

Colossians 4:2           Philippians 4:6

Colossians 3:17        1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

2 Corinthians 9:15

 

For what are you most thankful?

 

 

 

INHERITANCE

 

“Qualified”: ________________________

 

Before salvation, you were totally unqualified.

 

Ephesians 2:1-2; 12; 4:17-19

 

Ephesians 1:12-14;18

 

DELIVERANCE

 

Literally:  “to draw to self”

 

The Idea:  Rescue

 

Not gradually, you were Y________ Out!

 

2 Corinthians 5:17

 

We now do not need to be delivered,

We need to a____ like we are delivered.

 

Romans 6:2,7,11

 

Luke 22:53 1 John 4:4

 

TRANSFERENCE

 

“Brought into”

 

“Kingdom”

Honor & Responsibility:

 

1 Thessalonians 2:12 2 Thessalonians 1:5

 

Hebrews 12:28

 

Before “qualified/fit” – Need?

 

“Redemption”

 

Literally = “to deliver by payment of a ransom”

 

“Forgiveness”

 

Literally = 2 words:  “From” and “Send”

 

Psalm 103: 12 Micah 7:19

 

 

 

THANK GOD!

 

 

 

“Filled with the Knowledge Of God’s Will” (Colossians 1:9-11)

Filled with the Knowledge Of God’s Will” (Colossians 1:9-11)

 

How many times in the Bible?

How many examples in the Bible?

How many commands in the Bible?

God’s people praying for God’s people?

 

“Gospel” means: ___________________

 

 

THE PETITION (1:9)

 

“For this reason” –

 

Specific:

 

“Filled with the Knowledge of God’s Will”

 

“Knowledge” =

 

Through:

“spiritual wisdom”

 

“understanding”

 

Proverbs 19:2 Hosea 4:6 Ephesians 4:11-16

 

Who is really wise?

 

The Key to living a godly life??

 

 

THE RESULTS: (10-11)

 

A Worthy Walk

 

“Walk”

 

1 Thessalonians 2:12 Ephesians 4:1

 

Philippians 1:27

 

Fruit

 

Growth

 

Strength

 

Endurance

 

 

 

How I live is controlled by what you really

____________.

What do I know?

 

The Gospel Truth Pt.2 (Colossians 1:1-8)

The Gospel Truth

(Colossians 1:1-8)

 

What is the “Gospel”?

 

“Gospel” means: ___________________

 

1 Corinthians 15:1-4

 

 

 

THE GOSPEL IS RECEIVED BY F_____. (1:3-4)

 

FAITH — DEFINED:

 

“Faith” means:  ________________

 

FAITH — THE OBJECT:

 

(verse 4 and 2) – “In Christ”

 

“IN” = “resting on a foundation/find a home,

live in/finding a place of security, an anchor”

 

 

THE GOSPEL TRUTH:

 

Results in L___________(4)

 

1 John 2:9-11; 3:10; 3:14-15; 4:20

 

Rests in H____________(5)

 

1 Corinthians 13 1 Peter 1:3-5 Hebrews 6:18-19 Hebrews 11:24-27

 

Reaches the W__________(6)

 

Matthew 24:14 Romans 1:16

Revelation 7:9

 

Reproduces F__________(6)

 

Internal:

 

External:

 

Rooted in G___________(6)

 

Ephesians 2:8-9

 

Reported by P___________(7-8)

 

 

 

 

FAITHFUL SERVANTS!