Sunday, August 13, 2023

“A Vision for the Church"

“A Vision for the Church" 

Colossians 1:1-29 (CSB)

- Church- “The redeemed and gathered people of God commissioned to multiply the Kingdom of God throughout the world.” 

Kingdom of God- “The already, but not yetreign of God over all of life.”


- Key Truth: “The local church is not a destination but a base of operation.”


- Main Question: What is the church and what should it be about in the world? 

1.    Gratitude for the church. (vs. 1-8)

2.    Prayer for the church. (vs. 9-14)

3.    Message for the church. (vs. 15-23)

What is this message? 

a.    We are separated from God because of our sin. (vs. 21; Rom. 3:23; 6:23)

b.    Christ has reconciled us by His death on the cross (and resurrection from the dead). (vs. 22a; 2 Cor. 5:21)

c.     He has called those who have placed faith in Him to a different kind of life. (vs. 22b; 2 Cor. 5: 17)

d.    He has called us to persevere and proclaim. (vs. 23)


4.    Mission for the Church. (vs. 24-29) 

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