Being Salt and Light in Ocean View, HI

Col. 1:12-14 Part 2

Our text for this morning Col 1:12-14 “giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us  to share in the inheritance of the  saints in Light. For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of  His beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”…

Colossians 1:12-14 Part 1

Paul’s reason for writing to the Colossians Encourage their hearts Increase their knowledge and understanding of God and His will Prepare them to withstand and counter ungodly arguments Paul’s flow of thought One thought gives rise to another related thought, typically at a deeper more foundational level. Thankfulness Redemptive hope Concerted prayer Contemplation of the…

Colossians 1:1-8

We are going to take some time to examine Paul’s letter to the church at Colossae, known as one of Paul’s Prison Letters (the others being Ephesians, Philippians and Philemon) written while he was under house arrest for two years in Rome around 60 AD. The Colossae church is unique to Paul in that it…

Philemon – Part 7

Certainty and Uncertainty Last week Blessing and curse of tradition Designed by God to bring us to remembrance and lead us into worship To remember His law and admonitions To remember His great works Perverted by Satan to lead us into meaningless repetition and fruitless religiosity and to take us captive through worldly traditions This…

Philemon – Part 6

The Blessing and Curse of Tradition Last week Some principles of biblical interpretation Descriptive vs prescriptive Need to look behind the text to find principles and deeper understanding Need to compare with other scripture Is it in keeping with what we see generally Nature of God and man Nature of God’s purpose and plan Is…