About the Series
The church in Colossae found themselves facing pressures from people who attempted to influence how they lived. The purpose of this letter seems to be to provide resources that the church needed to fend off false teaching.
This is what makes the letter to the Colossians applicable to Christians today. We all have other voices in our ears telling us how we should live. We may even convince ourselves of right and wrong apart from Jesus. However, Paul’s point to the Colossians seems to be that what they have received in Jesus is enough.
He is enough for them to fend off false teachers.
He is enough for them to deal with their sins.
He is enough for them to grow confidently in their faith.
Jesus is enough.
Your Faith is Enough
PASSAGE: COLOSSIANS 1:1-14
November 10, 2019 // Pastor Thomas Anderson, Jr.
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 increasing—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 being 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.