Last week we looked at Paul's motivation and mission from Colossians 1:24-29. After salvation, our mission should be to glorify God by being and making disciples of Jesus Christ. Whatever comes, whether through times of blessing or times of suffering, our calling and joy must be to proclaim Christ and help others become more like him.
Take some time to evaluate your role in God's mission. Do you embrace God's calling for you? are you involved in discipleship with others?
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PREPARING TO HEAR
This Sunday brings us to Colossians 2:1-5. It is a continuation of our text from last week, as Paul continues to describe his desire for the Colossians to grow in truth and reject error. The Colossians were in danger of being led astray by false teachers, and so it was imperative that they have Biblical wisdom and understanding. To prepare for this Sunday, read these verses and consider the following questions:
- How is Laodicea related to this letter to the Colossians?
- What does it look like to be knit together in love?
- What is Paul's prescription for dealing with the plausible arguments of false teachers?
- What is the connection between the "mystery" in 2:2 and the "mystery" in 1:26? Is it the same?
Please take a moment in preparation for this Sunday to pray for those God will bring to the service, both believers and unbelievers, and that he will work in their hearts to understand the Scripture and apply it to their hearts. Pray for JD as he prepares and proclaims God's Word, and for the Holy Spirit to work through his words and in the hearts of all who hear. Pray that God would defeat our enemy's attempts to hinder the proclamation of the gospel at Redemption Hill.
PREPARING TO SING
Below are the songs we will be singing together on Sunday. Use this as a resource to learn unfamiliar songs, to meditate on Christ-centered truth throughout the week, and teach your children songs that will fill their minds and shape their hearts.
Order of Worship