Colossians is the chart and compass, which will enable us to sail a straight course between the dangers of viewing Christianity as merely a philosophy and of making it a lifestyle of rigidity. How we need this little yet potent letter! Beset by gnostic heresy and harassed by Greek philosophy, the saints at Colossae were in danger of losing their way. Paul wrote to help them get back on course.
However, the past few months have made me wonder: if I was given a death sentence would I have the same level of peace and assurance as my grandmother?
Join Chuck Swindoll in this first of 10 messages on Colossians as he shares the advantages of following God’s life-giving Word and how it grows us into mature followers of Jesus Christ.
Even though Paul had not seen the believers in Colossae face-to-face, he prayed for them. How would you pray for those you haven’t met?
In this sermon, Chuck Swindoll heralds the glory of Jesus Christ and the wondrous work He accomplished for you to have a thriving relationship with Him forever. Stand in awe of the One who is worthy.
Chuck Swindoll explains how a healthy ministry focuses on the person of Jesus Christ—admonishing, teaching, preaching, and warning all people to walk in the truth and mature in their relationship with the Lord.
We take for granted the freedom of reading the Bible in our own language. The Bible came to us at great cost. Men and women sacrificed their lives so God’s Word could be in the hands of the common people.
Buckle up and keep your hands inside the vehicle at all times, because you’re about to go on the wildest ride of your life. This ride will involve time travel, taking you all the way past human history, the creation of Adam and Eve, and the beginning of the universe. This ride—this journey—will transport you to eternity past, to a time before time began. Are you ready? It’ll require you to use your imagination and think, but it’s a trip worth making.
We begin our Christian life with utter delight and simplicity. But as tradition, religion, others' expectations, and too many activities begin to pile on top of what was originally there, the simplicity gets lost.
Legalism is all about rules and regulations, requirements and expectations. But Jesus introduced a revolutionary and different way of life. He taught grace, truth, and freedom.