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 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!
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 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
Friends, What follows are some preliminary notes and observations I have made from my study of Colossians 1. They are presented as is: Rough, un-edited, un-refined. I like to sketch out ideas and see how they develop later as sermons begin to grow inside of me. The thoughts below center around what I see to… Continue reading Preliminary Thoughts from Colossians: The Supremacy of Christ and the Fragmented World
Friends, I have an apology to make, sort of, to evolutionists. For a long time I have been referring to them as Darwinists. I am sorry I have done so because I think I may have misled them into thinking that they have more credibility than they actually have. The entire idea of Darwinism is… Continue reading An apology (of sorts)
Friends, I have been having a nice conversation with a friend named Jon. Jon is an atheist/evolutionist. From what I gather, he is proud of such designations. Jon and I have been going back and forth with one another because I disagree strongly with his analysis of the so-called ‘evidence’ for evolution; and he disagrees… Continue reading What My Friend Jon, the Evolatheist Said, pt 1