Mighty in His Power
Bible Text: Colossians 1:27-29 | Preacher: Pastor Steve | Series: Mighty in His Power
Colossians 1:27-29 For God wanted them to know that the riches and glory of Christ are for you Gentiles, too. And this is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory. 28 So we tell others about Christ, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all the wisdom God has given us. We want to present them to God, perfect in their relationship to Christ. 29 That’s why I work and struggle so hard, depending on Christ’s mighty power that works within me.
Christ Lives In You
Colossians 1:27 For God wanted them to know that the riches and glory of Christ are for you Gentiles, too. And this is the secret: Christ lives in you.
2 Peter 3:9-10
1 Thessalonians 4:13
OUR 2015-16 MISSION
Colossians 1:28 …we want to present them to God, perfect in their relationship to Christ…
tell others about Christ,
warning everyone and
teaching everyone with all the wisdom God has given us.
1 Corinthians 3:1-3 Dear brothers and sisters, when I was with you I couldn’t talk to you as I would to spiritual people. I had to talk as though you belonged to this world or as though you were infants in the Christian life. 2 I had to feed you with milk, not with solid food, because you weren’t ready for anything stronger. And you still aren’t ready, 3 for you are still controlled by your sinful nature. You are jealous of one another and quarrel with each other. Doesn’t that prove you are controlled by your sinful nature? Aren’t you living like people of the world?
MATURITY IS WORK
Hebrews 5:12-13 You have been Christians for a long time now, and you ought to be teaching others, but instead you need someone to teach you. When a person is still living on milk, it shows he isn’t very far along in the Christian life. He’s still a baby Christian.
MATURING IS A PROCESS
2 Peter 3:18 Continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of our savior, Jesus Christ.
MATURITY REQUIRES DISCIPLINE
1 Timothy 4:7 Take the time and the trouble to keep yourself spiritually fit
MAINTAIN THE BASICS
Colossians 3:9-10 You have put off the old self with its habits and have put on the new self which God is continually renewing in his own image to bring you to a full knowledge of himself.
INTEGRATION AND APPLICATION OF GOD’S WORD
TELLING OTHERS ABOUT JESUS
Colossians 1:29 That’s why I work and struggle so hard, depending on Christ’s mighty power that works within me.
John 20:19-23 …on the first day of the week…suddenly, Jesus was standing there among them!
…Then he breathed (pneuma) on them and said to them, Receive the Holy Spirit.
Romans 8:11 The Spirit (pneuma) of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as he raised Christ from the dead, he will give life to your mortal body by this same Spirit (pneuma) living within you.
The promise of God is that He will never fail you and God will never forsake you!
Hebrews 13:5-6 For God has said, I will never fail you. I will never forsake you. That is why we can say with confidence; The Lord is my helper, so I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?
Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.