Sun, May 13, 2018
Duration: 23 mins 44 secs
So having briefly, possibly too briefly, looked at Paul’s poetic picture of the cosmic magnificence of our Lord Jesus Christ we turn a corner to find more about our special relationship to him as believers. As we seek to unpack a few powerful words we should learn important things about the Church, about what we have to look forward to, and how we have any hope at all. It is a wonderful thing to gain insight into the glory of Christ, but then to learn this glory has personal application is truly and richly blessed.
Sun, May 06, 2018
Duration: 30 mins 22 secs
Really looking forward to this one. We will be starting on the beautiful, hymn-like passage extolling the magnificence of Christ. This is one of my very favorite passages in all of Scripture and I am praying the Lord allows me to convey to you something of the excitement I feel each time I read it. Listening to Leonard Cohen this morning and struck once again by his lyric, “If thine be the glory then mine must be the shame.” I will be ashamed indeed if you don’t come away with a renewed vision of the Glory of our Lord!
Sun, Apr 29, 2018
This morning at our Senior Saints Bible Study we wrapped up our time in Genesis. We have been using a book by Nancy Guthrie and in the last chapter she wisely and powerfully took us from the prophetic blessing of Judah to the ultimate fulfillment in Revelation where the “Lion of Judah” is revealed as the only one who can open the scroll. I mentioned to the ladies that this was something like the theme we would be exploring together Sunday morning in our study of Colossians. We are going back to the prayer of the apostle we looked at two weeks ago but this time to focus in on the beautiful Old Testament imagery he uses and the deep importance of understanding it.
Sun, Apr 15, 2018
Duration: 19 mins 45 secs
I vaguely remember seeing something years ago along the lines of “What Christians say” translated to “What Christians mean”. One that I remember, probably because I found it particularly painful was saying “I’ll pray for you” actually meaning nothing. I am sorry that that is often true of some of us and probably at least sometimes true for all of us. It clearly was not true of Paul. In our first week in Colossians we saw that he gave thanks to God for the faithful believers there but now he not only tells them he prays for them but reveals the contents of his prayers on their behalf. I find it most instructive. Hope you will also as we look at it together this week.
Sun, Apr 08, 2018
Duration: 23 mins 38 secs
So now with Easter behind us and Spring possibly somewhere ahead, we are going to begin studies in the book of Colossians. We get started this week with some introductory matters and a look at how and why this ancient letter is very relevant today.