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Sermon 4/24/2016

Imprisoned, Yet, So Free series - Colossians

April 24, 2016 • Pastor Gerhard deBock • Colossians 1:1–14

Grateful that we can be MADE Worthy --The Gospel can make us worthy to be Saints --To be made worthy Prayerful that we can WALK Worthy --The Gospel makes us want to walk worthy, being fully Pleasing to Jesus --To walk worthy Lessons for Christ-Learners: --people of learning (don't pit heart vs. head). --apply what they learn to life (don't pit word vs. deed) --people can only be rescued if someone "learns them" the Gospel (share the "whole" Gospel). --what we learn matters for the hope of the future changes our today (renew our minds with biblical truth about our hope). --healthy Christianity is fruitful: The Gospel bears fruit and the believers bear fruit (don't accept fruitlessness as normal, "win and grow disciples"). --giving thanks and ceaseless prayer are foundational for Christ-learners (recite your learning in praise and prayerfully keep learning). --apply what they know and seek to know what they don't (act now on the knowledge of God's will that you already have).

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