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
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
What should the Church be known for? What should Christians be known for? Here is an examination of some comments made by Brian MacLaren in a book titled UnChristian.