"Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures" Ministry is given to us... By God... For Others - Effective Ministry Requires That We: -Re-energize through the toil and suffering. --Rejoicing in our sufferings for others' sake. --Remembering we are filing up Christ's afflictions. --Re-energizing with Christ's energy. -Re-Calibrate to Christ and His Word --Re-calibrate our content: ---To make the word of God fully known. ---To glory in the mystery of God's work among the Gentiles. ---To seek to fully know Christ. --Re-calibrate our methods: ---To proclaim Him by warning everyone. ---To proclaim Him by teaching everyone. ---To proclaim Him in order to present everyone mature. --Re-calibrate our desired outcomes: ---To present everyone mature in Christ. ---To struggle to have hearts be encourage. ---To struggle to have believers knit together in love. ---To struggle to have believers reach all the riches of Christ.
May 1, 2016 • Pastor Gerhard deBock • Colossians 1:24—2:5
May 29, 2016 • Pastor Gerhard deBock • Colossians 4:7–18
On The Team -Beloved Siblings -Faithful Minister -Fellow Slave -Take Responsibility to Listen & Share -Fellow Prisoner -Fellow Kingdom Worker -Source of Comfort -Struggling in Prayer -Focused in Prayer -It is All My King's -Follow-Through On The Couch -Unknown Guest -User, a Leech -Waiting to be Served -It is Others' Job to Tell Me or Ask Me -"Here for You"... Until it Costs Too Much -Work for the Kingdom of "Me" -Only Want to be Comforted -Pray When I Feel Like It -Praying for Health & Material Prosperity -I Retain My Rights Over the Things of This World -Start Strong but Never Finish
May 22, 2016 • Pastor Gerhard deBock • Colossians 3:18—4:6
Walking in Christ... Everyday... Everywhere - A Changed Person Practically Changes... Specifically In The Name of The Lord Jesus "X-Changed" gets specific for: --Wives - put on submitting, for it is fitting. --Husbands - put on love, put off being harsh. --Children - put on obeying, for it pleases the Lord. --Fathers - put off provoking, for it discourages kids. --Bondservants - put on obeying sincerely out of reverence for God, put off pleasing eye-service; Put on working heartily as for the Lord, for you will receive an inheritance and God will pay back wrongdoers. --Masters - put on treating justly and fairly, for you know you have a Master in heaven. Watch & Pray Getting Specific with Outsiders --That the Spirit would open doors for the Word. --That we can make the mystery of Christ clear. --That we walk in wisdom toward outsiders. --That we make the most of the opportunities. --That our speech is gracious.