Archive for November, 2013

Thursday Trinity 23 – Colossians 2:20-3:11

ShareColossians 2:20-3:11             The commandment to obey God’s commandments, to not indulge the flesh, to not commit fornication, uncleanness, evil desire, covetousness (a form of idolatry), anger, malice, blasphemy, filthy language, lying, etc. are so numerous and so forceful in the Bible that they overwhelm me. Good!  They are meant to overwhelm the Old Man […]

November 6, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday Trinity 23 – Colossians 2:6-19

ShareColossians 2:6-19 “God is absolutely sovereign, and man is accountable before Him.” This is such a major theme of the Bible that it appears in just about every nook and cranny of God’s revelation.  It’s an important truth to keep in mind as we look at baptism this morning. Baptism is, first of all, the […]

November 5, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday Trinity 23 – Colossians 1:18-2:5

ShareColossians 1:18-2:5 Bigfoot.  The Bermuda Triangle.  UFOs.  Crop Circles.  Sock Disappearances. What is the greatest mystery in the world? My vote is for the one revealed in Colossians 1:27, which is Christ in us.  Biblically, speaking, a mystery is not so much an unsolved problem or a strange anomaly but something that once was hidden […]

November 4, 2013 | 2 Comments More

Monday Trinity 23 – Colossians 1:1-17

ShareColossians 1:1-17 In verses 15-18 we have another great hymn of the faith which may or may not have originated with St. Paul.  It is strikingly similar to Revelation 4:11 which the creatures in heaven are singing, so it’s probably a good idea to get used to it while still here on earth! Paul sings […]

November 3, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Saturday Trinity 22 – 3 John

Share3 John In 3 John, the apostle of love repeats his theme of love in truth and love of truth. For John, love = truth and truth = love.  In 3 John, this equation is manifest as in 2 John, only this time instead of being spoken of as true of a church, John portrays […]

November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments More