Folks often mock people who pray for others on social media. It’s become a trendy thing to do, mocking “thoughts and prayers” when a tragedy happens. But Paul actually said the Corinthian believers “also helped together by prayer for us” when he and his fellow laborers were in affliction (2 Cor 1:11). So Christian, prayer does actually help others. Join us for today’s broadcast to learn more!
Would it surprise you that sometimes, what looks like healthy religion is actually a brutal, judgmental legalism, full of rules and not Christ? That’s our subject in this sermon from our series through Colossians. Continue reading “What Looks Like Healthy Religion”
What Makes You Complete? People look to all sorts of worldly things to make them complete – in vain. But the child of God has real completeness in Christ! The same Christ in whom dwelt all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
Continuing our series from Colossians, we move into chapter 2 which begins to focus on some of the pressing issues Paul addresses in this short but powerful writing: false teaching. In short, false teaching disturbs the hearts of God’s children, robbing them of comfort and assurance. Continue reading “Paul’s Burden for Colosse”
When a church is in peril, what is the one thing it stands in needs of most to help? Simply put, it needs the gospel. From 1 Corinthians 15, we conclude our three part series on returning to biblical thought with this message on the importance of the gospel.
Faithfully preaching God’s word invites adversity and suffering. In Colossians chapter 1, Paul remarks on this fact, claiming that he rejoices in such suffering. Moreover, this ministry God had “dispensed” unto him was the fulfillment of God’s promise, even a mystery hidden from the foundation of the world, that Gentiles would be blessed with the promise made to Abraham in Genesis 12.
In 1 Corinthians chapter 2, the Apostle Paul expresses the sole foundational principle that undergirds all of his preaching: Christ and Him crucified. In fact, though Paul wrote and spoke on many subjects, he determined to know nothing among them but Christ. In today’s broadcast, we consider this passage along with various applications of it.
Paul devotes much attention to life before and after the new birth. Often, he presents definitive statements regarding states of being (dead in sin vs alive through the Spirit), leading to eventual exhortations to mortify our sinful nature by walking in the Spirit. Join us for today’s broadcast, in which Ben Winslett considers one such passage from Romans chapter 8.