Sunday School | Colossians 1:1-14 | Bro. Steve Dawson
I. The credentials of the one praying (vs. 1-2)
-apostle BY the will of God (He was chosen)
II. The character of the ones prayed for (vs. 3-8)
-vs. 4: Faith in Christ (He never changes), love for brothers and sisters (stamp of approval on love for the Lord)
-vs. 5: Future hope of something beyond this life (hoping in the right thing, HIM!)
-vs. 6: The True Gospel continues to grow in the world and in you. (Grow in the Word. Dig for gold!)
The Bible is shallow enough for a child to wade through it safely, yet deep enough for the most experienced diver to never reach the bottom.
-Their church was growing, growing in depth, not necessarily in number.
III. The content of the prayer (vs. 9-14)
-vs. 9-10: Wisdom to apply what you know
-vs. 11-14: Praying for all these things so you can GLORIFY GOD! Walk worthy of what He has done for you.
*Pray this way for people and pray that God will prepare their path.
Morning Worship | I Corinthians 11:23-34 | Pastor Steve Wainright
-The Lord’s Supper restates your salvation.
John 6:51-63- Bread of Life>Symbolism; Take Christ by faith. The flesh profits nothing.
John 13- His betrayal (a dark scene, but a beautiful picture of how God’s omnipotence triumphs over sinfulness). The glory of God shines even brighter on the backdrop of sin. (ex.: Joseph’s life or David’s sin that involved adultery, murder, and lying brought us Psalm 51)
vs. 23: He took bread. Passover. (Luke 22:20- Old covenant done away with; no more need for sacrifice)
-Purpose of the Lord’s Supper: Remember
vs. 24-25: Not observing it=disobedient.
Broken for you. Colossians 1:5=for you. Colossians 1:7,9=for you. He lived a perfect life for you. He suffered for you. He died for you. He rose again for you. He lives to make intercession for you. So, remember Him.
vs. 26: Remembering that He died for your sins. Remembering He lived a perfect life for you. Refreshing your committment to Him. Proclaims the Gospel.
vs. 27-32: Preparation for it.
vs. 27: Unworthy (nobody is worthy)=going throug the motions, refuse to repent, lack of respect and love to other brothers and sisters= dishonors Christ
vs. 28: Examine yourself. Get yoruself right with God.
vs. 29-32: Serious consequences.