I am going to attempt to Blog about our “Celebration Service” that we have on Wed. Nights at our church. I am not sure how it will go but here goes nothing.
Tonight, we are starting our first “Celebration Service” of 2013. We are starting in Colossians 1;1-14.
Love your neighbor as your self (Ch. 3)
Our theology must be anchored in reality. (Ch 6-8)
Understanding God’s ways (Ch9)
Knowing God’s Ways, Living God’s ways. (Ch10)
God’s Rescue (Ch 13 & 14)
1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, 2 To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. 3 We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, 4 since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, 5 because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, 6 which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and growing—as it also does among you, since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth, 7 just as you learned it from Epaphras our beloved fellow servant. He is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf 8 and has made known to us your love in the Spirit. 9 And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. 11 May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you
to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. 13 He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. (Colossians 1:1-14 ESV))
Paul’s main concern is that the Colossians got the theology right. It’s my concern too. There are so many out there with really ungodly theology. We must always make sure that God is the orienting factor in our life.
If you wish to talk about this chapter, please feel free to leave a comment. I am always interested in better understanding of God’s word. .