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November

Alive in Christ: Being Renewed

Series:

Scripture: Colossians 3:1-17

Though we often think we loose freedom by serving God, the Christian life actually liberates us to be what God always intended us to be – His images. By seating us with the ascended Jesus, God is in the business of re-making our humanity, particularly by teaching us to love. Therefore, we are to lay aside patterns of life consistent with our old self, who died with Jesus, and to live consistent with the new reality – we have been raised to new life free from sin’s dominating control.

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November

Alive in Christ: Growth That is From God

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Scripture: Colossians 2:16-23

How do we mature as Christians? Frequently, we look to spiritual techniques and rules to cultivate our spiritual lives. Unfortunately, our regulations and techniques quickly become things that we add to Christ, not means for communing with Christ. We are to cling to Christ, our living Head, who imparts life to us. Only then will we manage to treat our problems, and not only the symptoms of our problems.

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November

Above all Powers

Series:

Scripture: Colossians 1:15-20

The gospel declares that Jesus Christ is Lord over all the earth. This changes everything about how we understand and participate in politics. Explore important questions like: Why is it imprudent to be overly elated or discouraged by an election? Why is the political sphere important, and a meaningful place for Christian engagement? And, how do we relate to political power?

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October

Alive in Christ: The Triumph of the Cross

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Scripture: Colossians 2:6-15

Traumatic events leave us changed forever. Discover how God traumatizes us in baptism, putting us to death and raising us to new life, in order to free us from our debts and the power of our indictors. We are to believe that what is true of Jesus is now true of us through baptism.

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October

Alive in Christ: Maturity

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Scripture: Colossians 1:24-2:5

What is the purpose of the local church? Though the NT gives many answers, any answer should include the maturity of believers in Christ. Explore how religious activities and disciplines often impede our maturity, and discover what spiritual maturity looks like.

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October

Alive in Christ: Giving Thanks

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Scripture: Colossians 1:15-23

God’s grace creates gratitude within us. But, why? Paul enumerates the reasons for Christian thanksgiving by exploring the cosmic and personal dimensions of God’s plan to redeem the world in Christ.

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October

Alive in Christ: Pleasing to God

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Scripture: Colossians 1:1-14

Can we ‘please God’? If so, how? Many Christians dismiss this idea because they fear it only leads to a performance oriented, guilt-based relationship with God. Discover how the grace of God both qualifies us for his kingdom and works within us to bear fruit that pleases him.