“ Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” -Colossians 3:16
God’s word is the tuning fork by which our hearts are tuned to sing His praise. -Kevin DeYoung via Twitter
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” -Colossians 3:16
“Be walking Bibles.”
(Spurgeon via Stephen Altrogge’s Twitter)
Sunday School | 1 Peter 1:13-25 | Bro. Steve Dawson
“…so that your faith and hope are in God.” –1 Peter 1:21
hope= a Christian attitude toward the future, trusting in what God will do tomorrow
faith= believing fully that He has done all things He promised in the past
>Read Romans 4:13-25 in connection with this passage!
Sunday Morning Worship | Colossians 3:16 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” –Colossians 3:16
-Worship should be in every aspect of your life, not just on Sunday morning.
-Saturate yourself in the Word of Christ.
-If we present our bodies as an act of worship (Romans 12:1), the Word of Christ MUST dwell in us richly.
-Ephesians 5:18-20- Emphasis in worship is the Spirit of God, to be filled of the Spirit and empty of self. Be filled with the Spirit and with the Word!
-The biggest problem in worship is self. Worship is focused on Jesus Christ. It all revolves around HIM!
-God’s Word gives a different outlook on life.
-Don’t just know it, but let it dwell in you richly. Christ is a part of you. He dwells in you richly.
*Get in the Word. Get the Word in you. Get to know Him through His Word.
-It’s how often the Word has been through you, not how many times have you been through the Word!
-wisdom=having knowledge and being able to put it into practice (applying knowledge)
-As you do all this, teach, admonish, sing.
-Truth to a tune sticks.
-Express the Word with your singing.
When you’re mumbly, grumbly, depressed…SING! Give Thanks! You can’t stay that way!
-If you can’t give thanks or sing, you’re not letting the Word dwell in you richly.
*Do you read, study, memorize your Bible? If not, you are being disobedient and bringing shame to Christ’s Name.
*Worship in every aspect of your life.
Sunday Evening Worship | Exodus 33:12-23 | Pastor Steve Wainright
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” -John 1:14
-God lets us in on His conversation with Moses in the Tent of Meeting.
-Moses pleads his case with God’s promises. Base your prayers on the promises of God…you will be sure to line up with God’s will.
–Moses wanted to know the WAY of God, not just His WORKS. (Psalm 103:7)
-We can know the ways of God through the Word of God. (Colossians 3:16, John 17:3, Philippians 3:8)
-Typeology: Moses as mediator (Christ is our mediator); vs. 17- God answers Moses’ request based on His love for Moses…the same is true in our life.
-Moses wanted to see God’s glory.
-To know Christ is to know God. (John 14:8)
-Do you desire to know Him more?
-He reveals Himself through His Word as you desire that. (Colossians 3:16)
-The more you learn of Him, the more you love Him.