Rooted in Christ: A Study of Colossians

Rooted in Christ: A Study of Colossians

The Rooted Life: Community – We Need Each Other

Colossians254.7-18notes.pdf Colossians 4:7-18 7ŒæTychicusŒæwill tell you all the news about me. He is a dear brother, a faithful minister and fellow servantŒæin the Lord.Œæ8ŒæI am sending him to you for the express purpose that you may know about ourŒæcircumstances and that he may encourage your hearts.Œæ9ŒæHe is coming with Onesimus,Œæour faithful and dear brother, who is one of you.ŒæThey will tell you everything that is happening here. 10ŒæMy fellow prisoner AristarchusŒæsends you his greetings, as does Mark,Œæthe cousin of Barnabas.Œæ(You…

The Rooted Life: In Prayer and In Action

Colossians244.2-6half.pdf Colossians 4:2-6 2ŒæDevote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. 3ŒæAnd pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. 4ŒæPray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should.5ŒæBe wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. 6ŒæLet your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know…

The Rooted Life: Turning the World Upside-Down

Colossians233.22-4.1notes.pdf Colossians 3:22-4:1 22ŒæSlaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to curry their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord. 23ŒæWhatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24Œæsince you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. 25ŒæAnyone who…

The Rooted Life: Family Relationships

Colossians223.18-21notes.pdf Colossians 3:18-21 18ξWives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 19ξHusbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them. 20ξChildren, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. 21ξFathers,

The Rooted Life: More Marks of the Clothing Swap

Colossians213.15-17notes.pdf Colossian213.15-17.pptx Colossians 3:15-17 15ŒæLet the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16ŒæLet the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17ŒæAnd whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord…

The Rooted Life: The Clothing Swap of Being Rooted in Jesus

Colossians203.12-14notes.pdf Colossians 3:12-14 12ŒæTherefore, as Godäó»s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13ŒæBear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14ŒæAnd over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Download Message Powerpoint  

The Rooted Life: Time to Go Hunting

Colossians193.5-11.pdf Colossians 3:5-11 5ŒæPut to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. 6ŒæBecause of these, the wrath of God is coming.Œæ7ŒæYou used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. 8ŒæBut now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. 9ŒæDo not lie to each other, since you have taken off your…

The Rooted Life: Keep Your Head In the Clouds

Colossians183.1-4notes.pdf Colossians 3:1-4 3ŒæSince, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2ŒæSet your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3ŒæFor you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4ŒæWhen Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Download Message Powerpoint  

Be Circumspect: The “Appearance of Wisdom”

Colossians172.20-23notes.pdf Colossian172.20-23.pptx Colossians 2:20-23 20ŒæSince you died with Christ to the elemental spiritual forces of this world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its rules: 21ŒæäóìDo not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!äó? 22ŒæThese rules, which have to do with things that are all destined to perish with use, are based on merely human commands and teachings. 23ŒæSuch regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility…

Be Circumspect: Against “Religious” Good Intentions

Colossians162.16-19.pdf Colossians 2:16-19 16 Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. 17 These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ. 18 Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you. Such a person also goes into great detail about what they have…