Bible Text: Colossians 1:9-12 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Colossians: Complete in Christ Our text in Colossians tonight is brief, only 99 words in the King James Version, but the number of ideas crammed into this brief passage is amazing. It is one of Paul's prison letters, and if you've ever studied his other prison letters, you'll notice that his prayers are never for himself but for others. His prayers also are not for material things but focus instead on spiritual blessings. This passage touches on a wide range of subjects, including understanding and doing the will of God, living a life that is pleasing to God, being productive as a believer, growing in spiritual maturity, being patient and consistent in our Christian walk, being joyful, thankful, and more. It's amazing what Paul has packed into 99 words here. Let's look at it.
Bible Text: Romans 12:14-16 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Romans: The Gospel of God's Grace What is it that makes you different from someone who is not a Christian? The main difference ought to be how we relate to other people, especially those who don't like us and those who mistreat us. Today, we are looking at five powerful principles for Christians on how to live with ourselves and with others.
Bible Text: Romans 12:11-13 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford There are a lot of people who are not really living; they're just existing. In our text today, the apostle Paul gives us eight directions or basic instructions on how to really live. I've put these into three categories on what real living is when it comes to having passion, handling problems, and helping people. Maybe there are some of you today who need to stop just enduring life and start enjoying it in Christ.