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March 02, 2021 00:51:55
Resurrection Encounters: The Sign of Jonah

Resurrection Encounters: The Sign of Jonah

Chris Wall •. Matthew 12:38-42 People often want to see signs from God. The request for signs give evidence to unbelief. In Matthew 12, the teachers of the Law came to Jesus, hoping he would show them a few tricks. They wanted Him to prove that He was the Messiah. Seriously, what more proof did they need? If they were real students of the Bible, they would have read about Him and noticed the prophets spoke of Him. If they would have looked deeply at His life, it would have been clear He was God in the flesh. But, these men came to Jesus to see a show. They came wondering if he could be impressive. Jesus chose not to cater to their unbelief by performing a miracle to please them. Instead, He offered a resurrection encounter through lesson from Jonah and a Queen. Jesus always had the ability to reveal hearts. Jesus revealed how the religious leaders rejected the wisdom of Christ standing right in front of them. The main lesson behind these history lessons is the tragic reality that people can be familiar with the resurrection of Christ and still completely miss it. To miss Christ is to miss God. In this passage, the heart of these religious leaders was revealed and their hearts were unwilling to yield. These leaders had a resurrection encounter and rejected it. When the resurrection is encountered, how foolish it is to turn it away. ...

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February 22, 2021 00:45:11
Let No One But the One

Let No One But the One

Chad Balthrop • Colossians 2:18-23 We live in a generation "that can't even." We're told to "live our truth." Whatever choice you make, your next judgmental critic is only one click away. With relentless individualism, we let no one tell us how to live. Yet so many people feel empty. Lost. Alone. All too often, the desire to "let no one" influence our thinking becomes a trigger that gives everyone a piece of who we are. These voices become obstacles that limit our faith. What excuse prevents you from fully trusting Christ? What explanation gives you a reason to move further from God and those who love you most? What if you could recondition your thinking and recondition your habits? Scripture tells the story of the One whose grace defines...and redefines us all. ...

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February 15, 2021 NaN
Greater Than: Trap of Legalism

Greater Than: Trap of Legalism

Chris Wall • Colossians 2:11-17 The church at Colossae was dealing with false teaching coming from multiple fronts. There was the challenge of oriental mysticism, astrology, philosophy, and in this passage, it confronts the Jewish legalism. These Jewish Gnostics were pushing the church to submit to the Old Testament laws and customs. The message of the gospel brought about a rapid shift in traditions. You think we have traditions, imagine traditions that could be traced back to Moses. That is a long time. This gnostic legalism believed keeping the Jewish law would help believers be more spiritual. If they were circumcised, kept the dietary laws, observed the holy days, then God would be more pleased and they could be among the spiritual elite. Paul made it clear that the Christian is not bound by any of those requirements. Keeping these laws really do not do any good when it comes to your walk with the Lord. Jesus Christ alone is sufficient for every spiritual need. In Christ alone, our lives are complete. Our identity is found in our relationship with Christ, not in the rules we keep. ...

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February 10, 2021 00:39:01
Empty Philosophies

Empty Philosophies

Pastor Chris Wall • Colossians 2:1-10 Paul was a good shepherd of God’s people. Every shepherd will be required to fight off some wolves that come in for an attack. Over the next three weeks we must take some time and fight off some wolves attacking our flock. In the Christian life, we never stand still. We are either moving forward in spiritual growth or slipping backwards into spiritual apathy. Every believer is an open target for the enemy to attack but those believers who are slipping into apathy will find themselves exposed to the enemy. One of the ways to prepare is to know the word. The greatest offense is a formidable defense. In Ephesians, God gives us armor to protect ourselves while providing only one offensive weapon; the sword of the Spirit. The first part of this passage moves us to a powerful foundation of God’s word as preparation for the spiritual attacks. We cannot miss this as we prepare for the warning to the church at Colossae. ...

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February 03, 2021 00:38:34
UPRISING in Tough Times

UPRISING in Tough Times

Chris Wall • Colossians 1:24-29 We live in a world that does not understand the value of suffering. Irealize that in the midst of suffering, it is often hard to recognize value, but Paul often reminded us of the value by rejoicing in difficult times. Paul’s enemies likely made a big deal of the fact that this great leader was writing from a prison cell. But Paul turned this weapon around and used it to help the church recognize the power of God in the midst of his suffering. Amazingly, we can rejoice in suffering because Christ provides strength in the midst of afflictions and in the midst of ministry. The road of ministry is not an easyroad. Every believer is a minister of the gospel. However, the miracle of following Christ is not that He keeps us from tough assignments, but that He walks with us through every tough assignment. God did not call us to easy, He called us to ministry. Let’s fulfill that call at ALL TIMES, in ALL CIRCUMSTANCES, ALL OUR LIVES. ...

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January 25, 2021 00:44:25
Effective Church in 2021

Effective Church in 2021

Pastor Chris Wall • Colossians 1:18-23 Last year, we took fourteen weeks taking a long doctrinal look at the church. One of the biggest lessons we learned was that the mission and message given to the church is the only hope for humanity. Not only is the church commissioned to spread the gospel, but the church is commissioned to equip the body to serve the Lord. In this passage, we get a glimpse of what an effective church looks like. Even though the challenges in 2021, we still have everything we need to be an effective church. ...

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