To understand the Faith, we must understand Jesus’ role in creation and His role in the Church. Paul meditates on those things in the Christological Hymn of Colossians 1.15-20.
The fruit of the gospel is faith, hope, and love. How do we bear that fruit in our lives? This is the inaugural sermon in a short series covering Paul’s epistle to the Colossians.
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Christians sometimes treat the resurrection of Jesus as an apologetic “ace in the hole.” Luke’s Gospel shows us that even Jesus’ disciples couldn’t understand the meaning of Jesus’ death and resurrection until they had it explained to them–three times!
Jesus’ trial before the Sanhedrin turns on a tragic irony: though the Sanhedrin has everything it needs to confess Jesus as Lord, and even though they have arrived at the conclusion themselves, they use Jesus’ words to condemn him.
Luke’s account of the institution of the Lord’s Supper is bookended with talk of betrayal. We contrast Jesus’ two betrayers, Judas and Peter, and what they teach us about sin and restoration.