Saturday, January 02, 2010

I am still preaching through the book of Colossians. The first two chapters deal with important doctrinally truths: 1) Christ is to be preeminent 2) we are complete in Christ; we do not legalism, rituals, etc... because, for the Christian, He has forgiven all our sin. (So many today do not understand we are complete in Christ. I need no other remedy for my sin.)

The next two chapters show us how the truths in the first two chapters should change our life. Lets just look at the first couple from Col 3:1-4:

1) It should change what we are seeking (“Seek those which are above”)
2) It should change what we are thinking (“Set your affections on things above”)
3) It should change what we are hoping for (we shall “appear with Him in glory”)

Christians today seem to show such little change after their “conversion”. It seems many still desire things of this world, and dwell on this life. We should be seeking those things which are above and truly living for God, and not just in word but in deed. Many do not want the change, then in truth they do not want Christ.

What are you seeking for this year Christian? What are you thinking of even now for this New Year? May Christ be what we seek, think and hope for in this New Year!


Dave Mallinak said...

I preached from the same passage last Sunday morning (Jan 3). Made me want to preach through the book myself.

You had some good thoughts here. Thanks.

Terry McGovern said...

Thanks for the comment. Colossians 3 is a great chapter. It really debunks many of today's modern churches. It deals with things from heart issues (social and sensual sins) all the way to music and family living. The first two chapters set a great foundation for the hard hitting truths in this chapter.

It is good to hear from you! I hope you, your family and church are all doing well.