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'Identity' tagged sermons

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Finishing and Furnishing: Love Yourself (Trinity Sunday)

God wants us to love others as we love ourselves.  But He’s not looking for us to love ourselves because of those identities we create: jobs, financial status, abilities, social status.  So often, we go looking for and finding our identity in the approval of others instead of in God’s unconditional approval in Christ. When…

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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

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Everything that Jesus has accomplished has become ours through our baptism. Sermon Text: Colossians 2:6-15

Profile: Paul

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

Profile: Jesus

Just who is Jesus and how does his profile change ours? Sermon Text: Colossians 1:15-23

Profile: Prayer (Epiphany)

It’s Paul’s prayer (and ours) that our study of Colossians will help us better understand who we are in Christ . Colossians 1:1-14

Straining

The most important part of getting spiritually unstuck often is forgetting what is behind, and straining toward what is ahead. We see this especially in the life of the Apostle Paul whose life was radically changed by God when he realized that he could never earn his way into heaven by striving harder and harder. In fact, Paul started moving forward in his faith only when he understood clearly that he could stop striving to earn heaven because it was earned by Christ’s perfect striving.

Sermon Text: Philippians 3:17-14

Why Is It So Hard to Do What I Should?

I can’t tell you how often I have the best of intentions, but in the end I fail to follow through. What’s wrong with me? Why can’t I do what I want to do? Sermon Text: Romans 7:18-25