"Suffering As A Christian" ~ Message Summary: As we see evil increase and greater rejection of God's ways true followers of Christ will be facing more and more persecution. Merely standing up to or speaking out about the pervasive wickedness has resulted in being labeled intolerant and bigoted. Then there are those who demand approval and participation. We need Christians who aren't ashamed to bear the Name of Christ and who practice the Biblical injunction to "Have nothing [...]
Colossians 1:1-1:2 Introduction – Our Little Pond Paul begins this epistle with a greeting that first identifies him as the author, then establishes his authority. Paul, being an apostle who was not chosen during Jesus’ ministry on earth, is always careful to establish his apostolic authority as not of his own choosing, but of God’s.
Jesus Is: 7 Truths from Colossians 1 - Our Little Pond. The Bible goes to great lengths to explain who God is. Not because He needs to justify Himself to us, but because He desires for us to have a relationship with Him. He reveals Himself to us, in order for us to know Him. And, because Jesus is the Only Way to our Heavenly Father, it is vitally important that we know who Jesus is, if we are to know The Father.