Teaching Notes: On Colossians – The Inheritance

We move now in our series of topical studies from Paul’s Letter to the Colossians to the special inheritance we have in Christ Jesus. This series of studies was first taught more than 40 years ago as part of a verse-by-verse study that became a series of topical insights from Paul’s great Letters to the Christians in Colossae and Ephesus. Our prayer is that this study will be clear and powerful and help you in your life.

As with other Teaching Notes, we invite you to use this study in any way God leads.

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Teaching Notes: On A Portrait Of Jesus

Then He said to them, ‘These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me.’ And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures.” Luke 24:44-45

Following His resurrection, Jesus opened the understanding of His disciples so they would comprehend the Scriptures (Law of Moses, Prophets, Psalms) and see that the words in them were about Jesus. The Old Testament predicted a Messiah. The New Testament revealed that Jesus is the Messiah.

The entire Bible paints a beautiful “Portrait of Jesus.”

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Romans – The Gospel of God (Part 46)

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them.” Romans 1:18-19

In our last study in Romans we looked at the history of the ungodly and unrighteous suppressing the truth in unrighteousness.

In this study we will begin looking at the purpose for God’s wrath.

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Thinking About the Cost

The “cost” of Christianity is vital to a Christian’s spiritual health. Here’s why I say that.

Do you know any Jews who have become Christians? How about Muslims? Atheists? Mormons? Jehovah’s Witnesses? Hindus? If you do, you’ve most likely noticed they seem to be deeply in love with God and have a healthy spiritual relationship through Bible study, prayer, discipleship, service and evangelism. One thing many of them have in common is that becoming a “Christian” cost them a lot. Many are ostracized by family. Many lose friends, jobs, positions in society, etc. Many suffer severe persecution – losing homes, possessions, even their lives.

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