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Inside Out

“INSIDE OUT” INTRO: “Inside” – the concept that many have regarding our spiritual life as it relates to being part of a local church. “Outside” – the concept that many have regarding our secular life which is often seen as being contrary to our spiritual life. Is our spiritual life primarily church on Sunday and […]

Lessons I’m Learning While Birding

“Lessons I’m Learning While Birding” There are many Scriptures that talk about birds and sparrows. Matthew 10:29, 31 1. Birding requires being still and quiet. It’s a learned art to be still and quiet! Being quiet and still requires much patience! The birds want to see if it’s safe for them to come out and […]

Taught To Know War

“TAUGHT TO KNOW WAR” (Judges 3:1-2) INTRO: Have you been “Taught to Know War?” The book of Joshua is about the Israelites taking possession of Canaan. The book of Judges begins with the continuing conquest of Canaan and Israel’s failure to completely drive out its inhabitants, which eventually resulted in their being led into idolatry […]

Putting Christ Back In Christianity – Part 7

“PUTTING CHRIST BACK IN CHRISTIANITY – Part 7” ‘The Preeminence of Christ In Our Home’ (Col. 3:18-4:1) INTRO: When God’s order is in the home, life works better. What does this order look like (Col. 3:18-4:1; Eph. 5:21-6:9)? This passage, written to growing Christians is often misused. I. WIVES (Col. 3:18; Eph. 5:22-24, 33b). Husbands, […]

Putting Christ Back in Christianity – Part 4

“PUTTING CHRIST BACK IN CHRISTIANITY – Part 4” Today: “Christianity, Philosophy & Legalism” (Col. 2) I. THE PREEMINENCE OF CHRIST OVER PHILOSOPHY (2:4-8) Don’t be deceived by philosophy & pseudo-science (v. 4). Live a well-ordered life (v. 5a). Be steadfast in your faith in Christ (v. 5b). Christ must be received, not just believed (v. […]

Putting Christ Back in Christianity – Part 3

“PUTTING CHRIST BACK IN CHRISTIANITY – Part 3” I. THE PREEMINENCE OF CHRIST (1:13-19). Christ’s Triumphal Entry (Luke 19:38). Five Realms of Christ’s Preeminence: Christ is Preeminent in Salvation (Col. 1:13-14). He has delivered us from the power of darkness (v. 13a). He has translated us into the kingdom of Christ (v. 13b). He has […]