Evangelism: Part 1

Small, conservative churches today generally are not known for their evangelistic fire, especially when compared to the larger, mainline churches. The mainstream, left-leaning denominations have built their entire spiritual and doctrinal infrastructure after sociological and commercial models designed specifically for bringing in the unchurched. So, it can be hard for a small church to “compete.” Yet, … More Evangelism: Part 1

Colossians 3

Unless people would be quick to free themselves from any manner of rule, seeing that they have been freed from the judgment and rules of men, Paul reminds them to live a life that is becoming of Christ. Now that Christ is our life and He has freed us from these earthly things, we are … More Colossians 3

Colossians 2

This chapter reveals part of the reason why Paul wants us to grow in the knowledge of the will of God and of God Himself. It is so that we do not become entangled, confused, and bound by deceptive philosophies and man-made religions that have no eternal value or ultimate authority. Having seen true religion … More Colossians 2

Colossians 1

Paul encourages us to grow in knowledge. This knowledge is mentioned twice in this chapter and is directed at two things: an increasing knowledge of God’s will and of God Himself. So, it is to be a matter of knowing what He would have us to do in life, what He desires, and what He … More Colossians 1

Philippians 4

“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me” This is a verse that is often misquoted or misapplied. This is not some mantra that we are to recite so that we can achieve our selfish goals. Taking insight from the context, this sentence is an expression of contentment and the ability to maintain … More Philippians 4