Risen Indeed – 1 Corinthians 15:12-21

What happens to the soul when the body dies? Job 19:26-27 Psalm 17:15 Daniel 12:2-3 John 6:44 John 11:25-26 1 Thessalonians 4:16 If no resurrection… …Christ is still dead (13, 16) …Our preaching is of no value (14) …Your faith is useless (14) …All preachers are liars (15) …Your faith is futile (16) …You are […]

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Characteristics of Paul’s Ministry Recognizing Christ’s servant A “Master Jesus” focus. A delight in doing whatever acts of service are necessary, whether large or small. No expectation of open reward or public applause for doing Christ’s work. Find joy in the service, not the results. Servanthood doesn’t come naturally. Characteristics of Paul’s Ministry Suffering Servanthood […]

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The Cost of Ministry – Colossians 1:23-27

Paul’s Commitment to Ministry He suffered and we should expect to as well. The Holy Spirit teaches, trains and rebukes us as we mature in Christ. The Struggles: Friendly Fire Pain Mob Dangers Deserted Loneliness Financial Struggles Unfair Situations Bearing Burdens Inadequacy How did Paul keep going? He never got over the wonder of serving […]

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Jesus is Unmatched – Colossians 1:15-20

False teachers deny Jesus Christ. Who IS Jesus? Jesus is a Carbon Copy of God (v. 15) Jesus is Chief Over Creation (v. 15) Jesus is the Creator (v. 16-17) Jesus is the Church Designer/Builder (v. 18) Jesus is the Champion Over Death (v. 18) Jesus is Completely God (v. 19) Jesus is the Cross […]

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