June 13 – Can We Really Change, Part 2

June 13 – Can We Really Change, Part 2

So often in Christian circles, the predominant messages we hear are “don’t do this” and “stay away from that.” Consequently, for some, Christianity is simply about avoiding sinful behavior. However, Paul realizes that this isn’t the authentic way to follow Christ. Paul argues that foundational Chris…

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June 6 – Can We Really Change, Part 1

June 6 – Can We Really Change, Part 1

If we are honest, at times, we see in ourselves, and also in others, tendencies that can damage and destroy relationships. What can we do? Can we really change? In Colossians 3, Paul argues that change is possible as we live out our new identity in Christ. Central to this change is the process of “p…

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May 30 – Who Do You Think You Are

May 30 – Who Do You Think You Are

As Paul encourages the Colossians to engage their situation well and not be deceived by false teaching, he highlights the importance of clear thinking. Their self-understanding must be shaped by “setting their minds on things above.” Interestingly, before Paul talks about changing their behavior, he…

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May 23 – Kidnapped

May 23 – Kidnapped

At some point, most parents have experienced this fear—the fear of having your child kidnapped. Fortunately, that experience is actually rare. However, in this passage, Paul addresses something that can be quite real—being kidnapped by false teaching.

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May 9 – Give It Your All

May 9 – Give It Your All

The writer of Colossians was able to see people not just as they are now, but as they could be one day. How would your perception of others be different if you saw them as a work in progress or growing in spiritual maturity?

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