Think of the cheers of Palm Sunday: “Hosanna to the Son of David!” Then think of the jeers five days later: “Crucify him!” We may shake our heads. Yet, how easily we can get dragged along with the wrong crowd!
When it comes to making the big, all-important decision, how often haven’t we got caught up in the over-thinking it game? And instead of doing the right thing, we gave in to fear.
We think we’re so strong. Yet, when put to the test, how often we come up falling short! When we come up short, however, may God give us the strength to be more like Peter than Judas.
We believe. Yet how many people around us have no idea that we confess Jesus as our one and only Savior? What keeps us from speaking up and sharing our faith with others?
What moves us to hate people so intensely that we’ll go to any length to hurt or even destroy them? How easily we can rationalize along with the schemer inside each one of us.
We may be quick to vilify Judas, the infamous Betrayer. But, what would you have done as Jesus’ leadership seemed to falter and it looked like you might be about to go down with the ship?
Living out our identity depends on who’s in front of us at the present time. We live to display Jesus’ glory in the world around us. Colossians 3:18-4:6
Jesus is the power to put off the old self and put on the new. Scriptures: First Lesson: Psalm 51; Gospel: Mark 2:13-17 Sermon Text: Colossians 3:1-17
All the Old Testament laws were a shadow of Jesus. Jesus is the real thing. The things we do DO NOT make us a Christian. Sermon Text: Colossians 2:16-23
Everything that Jesus has accomplished has become ours through our baptism. Sermon Text: Colossians 2:6-15
Paul knew who he was in Christ and he wanted others to know the treasures of being in Christ. Sermon Text: Colossians 1:24-2:5
Just who is Jesus and how does his profile change ours? Sermon Text: Colossians 1:15-23