Friends, I have been noticing for a while that a series of sermons I posted here, The Church in Exile: The Book of Daniel, has been getting a lot of hits and downloads at my box.net account. This inspired me to share with you a lengthy series of sermons I did (18 in total, but… Continue reading 90 Days with Jesus: The Gospel of John
The Kingdom of the Son He Loves “For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” Dunn wrote, “The implication, therefore, is not so much that the darkness has been already stripped of its… Continue reading Day 11, Colossians 1:13-14: The Kingdom of the Son He Loves
Friends, I started this blog for the primary purpose of writing 90 days worth of meditations from John’s Gospel. Those meditations coincided with a 4 1/2 month sermon series from the same and were posted here under the heading “90 Days with Jesus”. We also coordinated our Bible School classes and all ages were taught… Continue reading Bible School Lessons from John’s Gospel
Day 10, Colossians 1:11-12: Strengthened with God’s Strength “…being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.” Well, I haven’t worked… Continue reading 90 Days with Jesus, Day 10: Colossians 1:11-12
Day 9, Colossians 1:10: A Life that Pleases God! “And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.” “Christian living is that which, through the knowledge of God, is… Continue reading 90 Days with Jesus, Day 9: Colossians 1:10: A Life that Pleases God!
Day 8, Colossians 1:9: The Will of God & Prayer “For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding.” “The ‘knowledge of God’s will’ is more than simply an… Continue reading 90 Days with Jesus, Day 8: Colossians 1:8: The Will of God
It’s that, isn’t it? He doesn’t specify who or what they were loving in the Spirit. It just says, “your love in the Spirit.” Truth be told, does it matter? Our love is not something we have to brag about to others, but if we love like Scripture says we should then it will be visible to others. “By this will the world know you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Why? Because the world will see our love being demonstrated. Would that the Body of Christ could be marked by our love in the Spirit instead of marred by our hate and contempt.
Day 6, Colossians 1:6: The Efficacy of the Word “…that has come to you. All over the world this gospel is bearing fruit and growing, just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and understood God’s grace in all its truth.” “Paul describes the effect of Epaphras’ preaching in… Continue reading 90 Days with Jesus, Day 6: Colossians 1:6: The Word Among You
Day 5, Colossians 1:5: Faith, Hope, and Love in the Truth “…the faith and love that spring from the hope that is stored up for you in heaven and that you have already heard about in the word of truth, the gospel [that has come to you]…” “ ‘The Gospel’ for Paul, is an announcement,… Continue reading 90 Days with Jesus, Day 5: Colossians 1:5: Faith, Hope, and Love in the Truth
Day 4, Colossians 1:4: Our Faith in Christ Expressing Itself in The Love of the Saints “…because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all the saints…” “But Jesus’ glorious prayer ‘that they may be one’ is manifestly being answered to a superlative degree in the… Continue reading 90 Days with Jesus, Day 4: Colossians 1:4: Our Faith in Christ Expressing Itself in the Love of the Saints
Day 3 Colossians 1:3 The Prayers we Pray “We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you…” Prayer is language used in a personal relation to God. It gives utterance to what we sense or want to respond to before God. God speaks to us; our answers are… Continue reading 90 Days with Jesus, Day 3: Colossians 1:3: The Prayers we Pray
Day 2 Colossians 1:2 In Christ, in Colossae “To the holy and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace and peace to you from God our Father.” (1:2) I am reminded of the words of Jesus as recorded in John’s Gospel. In the 17th chapter Jesus prayed: And I am no more in the world;… Continue reading 90 Days with Jesus, Day 2: Colossians 1:2: In Christ, in Colossae
Day 1, Colossians 1:1: A Task Not a Title “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother…” There are a lot of preachers who say things like this today. You have heard them: “I have been called by God to preach.” Paul makes such an audacious claim himself.… Continue reading 90 Days With Jesus, Day 1: Colossians 1:1: A Task Not a Title
John 21:15-25 (90 Days with Jesus, Day 90) When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you truly love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you truly… Continue reading 90 Days with Jesus, Day 90: John 21:15-25: Loving, Living, and Following Jesus
John 21:1-14 (90 Days with Jesus, Day 89 Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Tiberias. It happened this way: Simon Peter, Thomas (called Didymus), Nathanael from Cana of Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. “I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them, and they… Continue reading 90 Days with Jesus, Day 89: John 21:1-14: Jesus & Fish