Grace Bible Church Glorifying God by Making Disciples

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Grace Bible Church Glorifying God by Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Grace Bible Church Glorifying God by Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

The Superiority of Walking with Christ Colossians 2: 6 -7 • A mark of

The Superiority of Walking with Christ Colossians 2: 6 -7 • A mark of Christian maturity is being more concerned about others and less about yourself (Phil. 2: 3 -4) • Paul’s desire was to “present every man complete in Christ. ” • He sought to encourage their hearts with the truth of Jesus Christ resulting in unity based in

The Superiority of Walking with Christ Colossians 2: 6 -7 • Colossians 2: 6

The Superiority of Walking with Christ Colossians 2: 6 -7 • Colossians 2: 6 -7 - the practical means of resisting the deceptions that we will face

Receiving Christ Colossians 2: 6 • To receive something is to accept or take

Receiving Christ Colossians 2: 6 • To receive something is to accept or take delivery of something that has been given or presented to you • The Colossians had received the Christ (the Messiah), Jesus the Lord • As Messiah, Jesus is the fulfillment of the prophecies from

Receiving Christ Colossians 2: 6 • Jesus’ identification as the Messiah designated Him the

Receiving Christ Colossians 2: 6 • Jesus’ identification as the Messiah designated Him the Son of God (Ps 2: 7 cf. Matt. 3: 17) & the Lord • The command to walk in Christ is dependent on having already received Him • Receiving Jesus encompasses believing His claims and accepting His promises - John 1: 12 -13

Receiving Christ Colossians 2: 6 • To receive Jesus you must turn from sin,

Receiving Christ Colossians 2: 6 • To receive Jesus you must turn from sin, self and Satan and believe Jesus and His claims John 3: 18 • The wrong Jesus cannot save you. • You must trust Jesus’ promises and not your own efforts to be

Walk in Christ Colossians 2: 6 • A common metaphor for the manner in

Walk in Christ Colossians 2: 6 • A common metaphor for the manner in which a person is living - actions, attitudes, motivations • Used to correct wrong practices - 1 Cor. 3: 3; Rom. 14: 15; Eph. 2: 2; 4: 17; Col. 3: 7; Phil. 3: 18 -19 • Used to instruct & encourage - Rom. 6: 4; 2 Cor. 5: 7; Gal. 5: 25; Col. 1: 10; 1 Thess. 2: 12; Eph. 4: 4; 5: 2, 10

Walk in Christ Colossians 2: 6 • Used to contrast ways of life Rom.

Walk in Christ Colossians 2: 6 • Used to contrast ways of life Rom. 8: 4; Gal. 5: 16; 2 Cor. 4: 1; Eph. 5: 8, 15 • We are to live in a manner reflecting the reality that Jesus is our Lord & we are guided by the Spirit • It results from being transformed by a renewed mind and being a

Firmly Rooted Colossians 2: 7 • perfect passive plural participle of r. Jizovw /

Firmly Rooted Colossians 2: 7 • perfect passive plural participle of r. Jizovw / rhizoô • Those that have believed Jesus is the Messiah and received Him as Lord will be firmly rooted

The Parable of the Sower Matthew 13 • The rocky soil, the evil one

The Parable of the Sower Matthew 13 • The rocky soil, the evil one snatches away understanding • The thorny soil - hears and sprouts quickly, but falls away when afflicted and persecuted • The weedy soil - hears and grows, but choked out by worries of the world & deceitfulness of riches

Firmly Rooted Colossians 2: 7 • The good soil - hears, grows & bears

Firmly Rooted Colossians 2: 7 • The good soil - hears, grows & bears fruit. • True faith grows despite affliction (Matt. 5: 10 -12) • True faith prays when worried (Phil. 4: 6 -7) • True faith sets it treasures in heaven (Matt. 6: 19 -34)

Being Built Up Colossians 2: 7 • present passive plural participle of ejpoikodomevw /

Being Built Up Colossians 2: 7 • present passive plural participle of ejpoikodomevw / epoikodomeô) • This is occurring to believers in the present time - Philippians 1: 6

Being Built Up Colossians 2: 7 • Believers are built up together Ephesians 4:

Being Built Up Colossians 2: 7 • Believers are built up together Ephesians 4: 1 -16; 1 Peter 2: 4 -5 • God actively builds up a local church body through the people He has called to Himself

Being Established in Faith Colossians 2: 7 • present passive plural participle of bebaiovw

Being Established in Faith Colossians 2: 7 • present passive plural participle of bebaiovw /bebaioô • The idea is to make firm, secure, stable and hence establish - it describes the nature of what is built • Faith in Christ is not a leap - it is firmly rooted and built up on the person and promises of Jesus

Being Established in Faith Colossians 2: 7 • The wise man & the foolish

Being Established in Faith Colossians 2: 7 • The wise man & the foolish man Matthew 7: 24 -27 • A life lived apart from Christ collapses because the storms of life undermine its foundational beliefs

Being Established in Faith Colossians 2: 7 • A life lived walking with Christ

Being Established in Faith Colossians 2: 7 • A life lived walking with Christ stands firm because the foundation remains solid in the storms of life • The testing of our faith increases our maturity and confidence in what Jesus has said and promised

Overflowing with Thanksgiving Colossians 2: 7 • present active plural participle of perisseuvw /

Overflowing with Thanksgiving Colossians 2: 7 • present active plural participle of perisseuvw / perisseuô • Those walking in Christ respond with thanksgiving in response to what God has done and is doing • This is an overflowing, abounding thanksgiving - it pours out of our lives

Overflowing with Thanksgiving Colossians 2: 7 • It is thanksgiving expressed publically, not just

Overflowing with Thanksgiving Colossians 2: 7 • It is thanksgiving expressed publically, not just privately - in corporate worship & in the public square • It is thanksgiving that occurs in all circumstances - Philippians 4: 6; Hebrews 13: 15

Conclusions • Are you walking in Christ? • Are you firmly rooted? • Are

Conclusions • Are you walking in Christ? • Are you firmly rooted? • Are you being built up? • Are you being established? • Are you overflowing with thanksgiving?

Grace Bible Church Glorifying God by Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Grace Bible Church Glorifying God by Making Disciples of Jesus Christ