There are some tough questions to ask ourselves in this passage.
Adult Bible Study
Growing is something that can be done both individually as well as in a group. In fact, we need to learn in both ways. This group meets after worship and a brief fellowship time on Sundays.
This is led by Pastor Ben who has great passion for education and allowing God’s Word to teach us. There have been a wide range of topics discussed in this class and is for all levels of familiarity with God’s Word. Sometimes we will delve into the readings from worship a little more to ask questions or confront our misconceptions due to a lack of familiarity with what it looked like to live in the ancient near east. Other times we discuss current life issues and how we as Christians are to relate to a world that doesn’t have the same way of viewing the world.
Consider the radical demands that Jesus places on His followers.
How narrow is that door? What would we say the other doors represent?
What would be the overall theme that ties all of these people together. What’s the purpose of such a list?
Part IV will be uploaded shortly.
How do we address worry? Where does it come from?
If I know how to pray can I be a Christian and not have to say the Lord’s Prayer?
We stepped back briefly at the beginning to take a look at the Old Testament reading from Genesis 18:1-14. But we come around nicely in the middle to have a broad perspective.
What does the life of a “good Samaritan” look like for us?
What are we to make of Jesus’ expanded crew of missionaries from 12 to 72? And what does it mean that Jesus is condemning of all these different cities and places? I thought He was the Gospel guy!
This passage may be challenging for you or even upsetting for you. But it might be because we don’t typically put the right time sensitivity on this portion of the Biblical narrative. For Jesus it is crunch time. “Go and proclaim the Kingdom of God.” Luke 9:60
Have you ever wondered why Christians don't follow the forbidden foods of Leviticus 11 (making on ritually unclean)?
As Paul mounts his refutation of the heresy, he presents true knowledge consisting of saving faith in Jesus Christ.
· ψυχή (psuke) – Soul, Life (Creature)
· πνεῦμα (pneuma) - Spirit
· σάρξ (sarx) - Flesh
· σῶμα (soma) – Body (Resurrect-able)
· καρδία (kardia) – True Inner Being (Emotional, Intellectual and Spiritual)
“The Colossian Heresy” gave reason for Paul to write to a church of believers whom he’d never met. Congregational issues were plaguing the pastor serving the church and since Paul trained that pastor he felt the need to support him (and the congregation) with a letter from prison.
We have more things to worry about than to become consumed with making the state the Church.