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Sermons by Pastor Mark Johnson

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 […]

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 […]

Putting Christ Back In Christianity – Part 1

“PUTTING CHRIST BACK IN CHRISTIANITY – Part 1” INTRO: We’re going to begin a series from Colossians on the theme, “Putting Christ Back in Christianity.” Have we made Christianity more about us than about Christ? The theme of Colossians is the preeminence of Christ (1:18). Preeminence means first in everything. Christ should be first in […]