Our study through the book of Colossians gave us the opportunity to review Paul's letter and surface the Top Ten principles for living out our faith in Christ. This message gives a reprise of notable instructions from the apostle that we should live out by faith.
In Colossians 4:7-14 Paul writes about a cast of character who play a supporting role in the work of the ministry. He commends many for their faithful service, but a further look reveals that not each one remained faithful. May God use this message to encourage us to give our best to the Lead Actor, in the drama of redemption, our Savior, Jesus Christ.
In Colossians chapter four, verses 2-6, the apostle gave a command about prayer and a special request for how the church at Colossae could pray for him. IN the final verses of the passage he illustrated how out prayer life and desire to carry forth the gospel are to work together in the work of the ministry.
Paul addressed the need for holy living in the congregation in Colossians 3:5-11. He said there is behavior that needs to be mortified . . . literally- terminated because of death . . . that has no place in the believer. Listen to hear the list of what Paul says needs to be "put to death" and "put off." Then, do an inventory in your behavior. Need a clean-up day?
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!