Colossians

Christ Is Our Life

Scripture(s): Colossians 3:1-4

We try so hard to be godly by NOT doing things. Paul’s letter to the Colossians attacks the shaky foundation of being right by effort. He replaces it with Someone better.

The Superiority of Jesus

Scripture(s): Colossians 1:1-14

When we think about following Jesus, we must admit that we aren’t just talking about assenting to facts. We are talking about changing countries. We are moving from what we know to the unknown. Why should we do that?

Our Glorious Jesus

Scripture(s): Colossians 1:15-20

What makes something glorious to you? Is it its greatness or bigness or power?  Paul challenges us to see Jesus any way other than glorious.

What Jesus Has Done for Me

Scripture(s): Colossians 1:21-23

We think of things like a sunset over a mountain or a canyon stretching as far as the eye as a wondrous beauty.  But what moves our heart even more is a life that touches us.  The same is true for Jesus.

Invited to Minister With Christ

Scripture(s): Colossians 1:24-29

Paul rejoiced over his struggles because they showed him that he was following Jesus faithfully.  He wasn’t happy for the pain.  He was rejoicing that he has joined the glorious journey. Faithfully following Jesus leads us to a life filled with purpose.

Why is Doctrine Important?

Scripture(s): Colossians 2:1-7

We all hate when we teach something and then see the student abandon our lessons.  With Jesus, however, the stakes are much higher. We need to follow the true Jesus and Him alone.

Why is Doctrine Important? (part 2)

Don’t Get Distracted From Jesus

Sometimes we ignore what we’ve been told is good for us.  When we do it causes problems.  It stunts our growth.  It shakes our confidence.  Jesus is the One who is good for us.

Scripture(s): Colossians 2:8-15

Stand In Confidence

Scripture(s): Colossians 2:16-23

It isn’t often that God tells us something we should ignore. But, when it comes to expressing our confidence in Him, there are some things that we should feel free to ignore. In fact, if we don’t ignore them, they will shake and destroy our confidence.

Target: Transformation

Scripture(s): Colossians 3:1-11

We sometimes think of knowing Jesus as in what we do. Sometimes we even think of it in terms of what we don’t do. Jesus is not just trying to get rid of a few things in our lives. He is transforming us.

Chosen for A Calling

Scripture(s): Colossians 3:12-17

When God told us that we are not made right with Him by following rules, we might have felt adrift. However, God has given us a blueprint for cultivating this new life He has given us.

Look forward to Christ’s return 

A change!  This short devotional encourages us to look forward with joy to the return of our Lord Jesus.

Chosen for A Calling

Scripture(s): Colossians 3:12-17

When God told us that we are not made right with Him by following rules, we might have felt adrift. However, God has given us a blueprint for cultivating this new life He has given us.

Christ in the Home

Scripture(s): Colossians 3:18-21

What does your belief in Jesus change? If it is real, it will change the relationships that are closest to you.

Christ in the Workplace

Scripture(s): Colossians 3:22-4:1

How can we approach our work in a way that is truly good for us? How can our work thoughts and actions please Jesus? The key is to stop believing that there is a sacred and a secular.

Shining for Jesus

Scripture(s): Colossians 4:2-18

Paul finishes this letter with a final challenge. He wants them to embrace the daily difference of setting apart Jesus as Lord. Will we?

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