Colossians

1. Brethren • Colossians 1:1-2

 “Brethren” • Colossians 1:1-2 
In this introductory message to Paul’s Epistle to the Colossians, Elder Bryce shows how Paul introduces the main theme of his letter by using the word “brother” and “brethren” in the opening verses. The heresies at Colossae have only one solution. That solution is giving all glory to God for salvation and living in thankfulness by loving our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Sermon was preached on March 13, 2022

2. Thanksgiving • Colossians 1:3-8

“Thanksgiving” • Colossians 1:3-8
In the second sermon of this series, Elder Bryce explains the different things that Paul thanks God for. Upon hearing of the behavior of the brethren at the church in Colossae from Epaphras, the Apostle Paul thanks God for their faith in Jesus Christ which is exhibited in their love for their fellow saints of God. Paul further thanks God for the hope of eternal joy that is promised to God’s children, and is secure in the finished work of Jesus Christ.

3. Paul’s Prayer for the Colossians • Colossians 1:9-14

“Paul’s Prayer for the Colossians” • Colossians 1:9-14
Paul prays for three things for these brethren and they all relate to the mind. He prays for their knowledge of God to increase, their walk to be led by wisdom, and their minds to be knit together with the mind of Chris. He prays this so that they would would glorify God even more in their daily walk. The more we know about Who God is and how much He has blessed us by His grace, the more we are moved to love out of thankfulness.

4. The Preeminence of Christ in Creation • Colossians 1:15-17

“The Preeminence of Christ in Creation” • Colossians 1:15-17
Jesus Christ is the Creator God Who made and sustains all things by the word of His power. Not only did He make all things, He made all things for Himself. Therefore, Jesus deserves all the praise of every man.

5. The Preeminence of Christ in His Church • Colossians 1:18-23

“The Preeminence of Christ in His Church” • Colossians 1:18-23
Christ is the head of the church because He died for the elect of God. He has the preeminence in the local church because His resurrection is the power that will raise His people from the dead and fuels their faith to be able to believe the gospel.
This message was preached on April 10, 2022.

6. The Preeminence of Christ’s Church • Colossians 1:24-29

“The Preeminence of Christ’s Church” • Colossians 1:24-29
Elder Bryce continues the series of messages on Paul’s letter to the Colossians church. This message shows that the church of the Lord Jesus Christ is the most important organization on earth because it is the method whereby God reveals everything we need to know about Him, ourselves, and salvation.

7. When Church Works • Colossians 2:1-5

“When Church Works” • Colossians 2:1-5
When the pastor that the Lord has chosen to feed His flock faithfully delivers the whole counsel of God, and when the congregation responds in thankful obedience, the glory of the perfect and finished work of Christ is revealed. God is greatly praised. And the church members grow closer together in the riches of the full assurance of salvation.