The Apostle Paul describes who believers are by detailing what God in Christ has done for us. All these realities for those who trust Christ are accomplished by means of our faith in the work of God for us in the death, burial, and resurrection of the Savior.
In Pastor David's absence, R. Dale Fisher, Associational Mission Strategist from the Caldwell Baptist Association brought an encouraging message from John 14. "Light at the end of the tunnel" is based on the Person of Jesus, the believer's place in heaven, and the promise of the Lord. You will be encouraged through this message.
Colossians 1:24-29 teaches the believer that there are several things included in our experience with Christ. Because of our faith, we are placed into the body of Christ, the Church, becoming one with others who have trusted Jesus. Our journey may include suffering. And it should include teaching others with wisdom, the truths of God. How can we do this? God provides all the power necessary!