Category: The Gospel and the Christian Life

Stop Taking Sin So Lightly

Stop Taking Sin So Lightly from Crossway on Vimeo. Faced with Sin There are some people who take sin lightly—it’s kind of a trendy thing today. There are lots of churches and lots of churchgoers who are never really confronted by the wretchedness of their own hearts and the sinfulness of their own sin. You cannot take sin lightly if you read Isaiah 53. Because was your sin and my sin that put Christ on the cross. How can you treat lightly what he suffered? If you look at the cross, you understand the sinfulness of sin. He was...

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God-Given Growth in Christ

Colossians 2:16-19, “16 Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. 17 These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ. 18 Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going on in detail about visions, puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind, 19 and not holding fast to the Head, from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God.”...

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Seriousness in Lord’s Day Corporate Worship

No experience on earth should delight the soul of the Christian more than corporate worship. It is the high point of our week and establishes the rhythm of our lives. As Christians, we live life from Lord’s Day to Lord’s Day. We dare not “neglect meeting together, as is the habit of some” (Heb. 10:25). Why does worship occupy such an important place in our lives? Because of what takes place in worship. We often speak of worship in terms of giving and receiving. We receive mercy, grace, kindness, peace, love, truth, and joy from God in corporate worship....

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Dead and Buried with Christ Who Defeats and Triumphs over the Powers of Darkness

Colossians 2:11-15, “11 In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, 12 having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead. 13 And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, 14 by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set...

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God in Christ

Colossians 2:8-10, “8 See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. 9 For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, 10 and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority.” While the Colossian Christians were standing in the faith once and for all delivered to the saints (Colossians 2:5), they still needed to remain steadfast against error in their city. Having encouraged them to walk in Christ, and believe in...

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