Right Supremacy - Study of Colossians - Episode 3

Pastor Erin Rose continues the study of Colossians - a powerful message on Colossians 1:15-20

Colossians 1:15-20 English Standard Version (ESV)

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.

Supreme - Study of Colossians, Episode 2

Pastor Doug Paul delivers part 2 of our study on Colossians.

Colossians 1:9-14 (NIV)

For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped

praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his

will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you

may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in

every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with

all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great

endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has

qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of

light. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us

into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the

forgiveness of sins.

Proverbials - Friendship (And a passionate call for prayer for America)

Proverbial: A Sermon Series - Friendship

Proverbs 17:17- “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”

Proverbs 18:24- “A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”

A True Friend is Present

A True Friend Tells You the Truth

A True Friend Knows and Loves the Real You

Jesus is the True Friend

Jesus Frees us to Be True Friends

Loaded Questions: Do you live by what you perceive or what you believe?

After a wonderful testimony by Kyle Jones and John Ha, our teaching and worship pastor, Erin Rose, gives the last sermon in this series, using the Luke 24 story of the road to Emmaus.

Luke 24: 13-32 (NIV)

Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; but they were kept from recognizing him.

He asked them, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?”

They stood still, their faces downcast. One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, “Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?”

“What things?” he asked.

“About Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place. In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning but didn’t find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive. Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see Jesus.”

He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.

As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus continued on as if he were going farther. But they urged him strongly, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over.” So he went in to stay with them.

When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”