Things Jesus Never Said (Colossians 2:1-9)

As we move through life, we have a tendency to pick things up—some good things and some bad, sometimes on purpose and sometimes without even realizing it. When it comes to our understanding of God: who He is, how He works, and even how He wants us to live, if we aren’t careful, we can pick up some pretty goofy things along the way!

This week, we begin a new sermon series called “Things Jesus Never Said!” where we will explore some of the things we may have unknowingly picked up along the way. Lies we have heard that on the surface sound good but are not at all in line with what God tells us in His word.

Colossians 2:1-9

“For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ. Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily.”

The Great Storyteller: Week 10 (John 10:1-21)

For the past 2 months we have been taking a deeper look into the parables of Jesus in our sermon series “The Great Storyteller.” This week we wrap up our series with a look at what Jesus tells us in John Chapter 10. In John 10:1-21 Jesus speaks very plainly about Himself, who He is, and why He has come. He calls Himself the door of the sheep and the only one by which we must enter. He also calls Himself the "Good shepherd,” and the one who lays down His life for the sheep. What a powerful image of the sacrifice, love and provision given to us through the cross!

John 10:7-15
"So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. He flees because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep."

 

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