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“Filled with the knowledge of His will…” Colossians 1:9-14

The Colossians were susceptible to the same kind of spiritual thinking as people are today: “Jesus Christ is just like many other religious, cult-heroes with enthusiastic followers…”  “Enlightened spirituality is a little bit of Jesus and a mix of other philosophies I find useful…” “Following Jesus about keeping certain practices of self denial or deprivation…” […]

“Giving thanks for the hard things”- Philippians 3:1-16

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Continuing our series on “Cultivating a Thankful Heart”, we consider the question, “How can I give thanks for the hard things in my past?”  The answer is to slow down and review God’s grace. This message looks at two examples from the life of the apostle Paul.  We see how: God uses the sinful things […]

“The Grace of our Lord overflows for me”

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How Does God display his unlimited patience? In saving sinners- people whose hearts are corrupt by nature and by choice. Paul recounts for Timothy how he was a violent persecutor of the church before he met Christ on the Damascus road (Acts chapter 9). Paul considered himself “exhibit A” of sinfulness, and yet God had […]