Why do many (most?) Christians find it hard to speak about Jesus to non-believers? Outline Prayerful partnership (vv2-4) Seasoned speech (vv5-6)
Do you have a life motto or a life goal? In this sermon, we return to our series in Colossians, Christ Over All, and we’re considering what a Christian’s life goal should be. Outline Suffering for Christ and his church (1:24, 29; 2:1) To present everyone fully mature (1:25-28; 2:2-3) And not deceived (2:4-5)
We speak about things which are most important to us. If you’re a Christian - are you prepared to speak about your hope in Jesus? In this sermon, we’re finishing up our Back to Basics series by reflecting on the amazing role God gives his people to tell others about Jesus. Outline God’s mission and ours (Matthew 28:19; Colossians 1:20) Salty Speech (Colossians 4:3-6) Being prepared (1 Peter 3:14-16) Deep Desire (Acts 2:47)
How does someone grow as a follower of Jesus? Outline Paul and Colossae (vv 1-2) Faith, Hope, and Love (vv 3-8) Living worthy of the God we know (vv 9-13) Are we growing in Christ?
David’s Doubting Deception (1 Samuel 27) Saul’s Defiant Disobedience (1 Samuel 28) The King is Dead… (1 Samuel 31) …Long Live the King (Matthew 28:16-20)
Know God (vv4-8) Love One Another (vv5, 9-10) Reach our Region (vv9, 11-12)
Religion will not save you (vv1-4) Only Jesus saves (vv5-13) Therefore … tell the world! (vv14-15) …and be prepared for the message to be rejected (vv16-21) A church with beautiful feet
The end of Act 1 It is written and must be fulfilled (vv44-49) … to suffer … to rise to preach Preaching to the Nations