Bible Text: Colossians 3:12-17 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Colossians: Complete in Christ We're looking at Paul's exhortation to the Christian to live a Godly life. In this passage he continues with the thought of garments, putting off the grave clothes of sin and the old life and putting on the grace clothes of the new man and new life in Christ.  Here, Paul gives us four motives that ought to encourage us as we seek to walk in newness of life.
Bible Text: Colossians 3:5-11 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Colossians: Complete in Christ Almost all of Paul's letters are divided into two distinct sections. He begins with a doctrinal or theological section emphasizing right belief, and then he concludes with an ethical or practical section emphasizing right behavior.  Tonight, we are looking at what Paul says about some of the ugly things we need to take out of our lives as believers.
Bible Text: Colossians 3:1-4 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Colossians: Complete in Christ Tonight we begin our study of Colossians Chapter 3 in which the apostle Paul gives us practical applications of the doctrines that he has been teaching. It does little good if Christians declare the truth and defend the truth but fail to demonstrate the truth in their daily lives. These great truths of the Bible are not just to be understood but they're to be applied and lived out. If we share Christ's life, then we must also follow His example, so tonight, we'll be looking at how we should live since we are alive in Christ.
Bible Text: Colossians 2:16-23 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Colossians: Complete in Christ In our study of the book of Colossians, we've come to a portion of Scripture that issues a very strong warning against false teaching with a legalistic approach to Christianity. Paul gives us some spiritual warnings and reminds us that legalism will enslave us and weigh us down rather than setting us free. In fact, Jesus often used the word "beware" to warn people of danger, and we ought to heed spiritual warnings, just like warnings in the physical world.
Bible Text: Colossians 2:11-15 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Colossians: Complete in Christ Everything we need in the Christian life is found in Jesus Christ, but the Colossian church was infected with false teachings made of several elements, including mysticism, astrology, philosophy, and Jewish legalism. In our passage tonight, Paul outlines what we as believers possess in Christ.
Bible Text: Colossians 2:4-10 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Colossians: Complete in Christ Knowing that there were wolves attacking the church in Colosse, the apostle Paul offered some encouragement and instruction, telling them that, by heeding his admonitions, the Colossians would overcome their enemies. The false teachers were telling the church there that there was more they needed to do, but Paul says, no, everything they need is in Jesus Christ. And today, everything we need is in Christ. We don't need something else. The Lord has given us all things that pertain to life in godliness.