Wednesday, July 12, 2017

SERMON SERIES - ENTRY 2

Jesus Giving… Giving Jesus

1 Cor. 2:2; Colossians 1:1-5… 
Focusing in on vv. 3-5.

INTRO: We have a great but often an overlooked event in our lives… The free gift of salvation. It is because of that salvation, true changes take place in each of our lives. Not only salvation was give n that day but we were also given Christ-like characteristic traits that are designed by God (for us) to help us keep ALL of our lives… ALL about Jesus.

TRANSITION: In this dynamic passage we will discover 4 additional gifts – demonstrated through Paul which ought to be a part of our lives – daily.

1 - JESUS always gives His people a THANKFUL HEART - - v. 3a

    We give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ…

        Q - Am I a thankful Christ follower?

2 - JESUS always gives His people a PRAYERFUL HABIT - - v. 3

    Praying always for you.

        Q - Am I a praying Christ follower?

3 - JESUS always gives His people a CONFIDENT MIND - - v. 4

    Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of your love for the Saints

        Q - Am I a confident Christ follower?

4 - JESUS always gives His people a HOPEFUL FUTURE - - v. 5

    Because of the hope that is laid up for you in heaven.

        Q - Am I a hopeful Christ follower?

What we do with what Jesus gives us is determined on whether we live making it...
...All About Jesus or all about ourselves.


NEXT POST

The next sermon in this series is from Colossians 1:5b-6

The subject matter will be:

JESUS... Up Close and Personal

This message is one of my personal favorites. God dealt with me graciously as I wrestled through this passage.





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