The Imperfect Church (Sermon w/ Spanish Translation)

“Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by God’s will, and Timothy our brother: To the saints in Christ at Colossae, who are faithful brothers. Grace to you and peace from God our Father.” (‭‭Colossians‬ ‭1:1-2‬ ‭HCSB‬‬)

The following is a message I shared at a little assembly in Mexico on November 28, 2016.

Title: The Imperfect Church

Passage: Colossians 1:1-2

Theme: Living for the Lord

“Pablo, apóstol de Jesucristo por la voluntad de Dios, y el hermano Timoteo, a los santos y fieles hermanos en Cristo que están en Colosas: Gracia y paz sean a vosotros, de Dios nuestro Padre y del Señor Jesucristo.” (‭‭Colosenses‬ ‭1:1-2‬ ‭RVR1960‬‬)

Colossians Outline

The following is my outline for the book of Colossians.

  1. Opening 1:1-8
    1. Salutation 1:1-2
    2. Encouragement 1:3-8
  2. Instruction 1:9-2:23 (Doctrine)
    1. Affirmative Instruction
      1. Prayer 1:9-14
      2. Jesus is Preeminent 1:15-23
      3. Christ-like Ministry 1:24-29
    2. Corrective Instruction 2:1-23
      1. Paul’s Conflict 2:1-3
      2. Paul’s Warning 2:4-23
        1. Persuasive Words
        2. Philosophy
        3. Legalism
        4. Gnosticism
        5. Asceticism
  3. Christ-Centered Walk 3:1-4:6 (Duty)
    1. Seek 3:1-4
    2. Put Off 3:5-11
    3. Put On 3:12-17
    4. Relationships 3:18-4:1
    5. Exhortation 4:2-6
  4. Closing 4:7-18
    1. Brothers 4:7-14
    2. Final Greeting 4:15-18

Final Greeting (Sermon)

The following is a sermon I preached at Cherrydale Bible Church on December 6, 2015.

 

Title: Final Greeting
Passage: Colossians 4:7-18
Theme: The Preeminence and Sufficiency of Jesus

  1. Intro (Flower)
    1. A Mixed Bunch (7-14)
      1. Jews
      2. Gentiles
  2. Final Exhortations (15-18)
    1. Regard
    2. Read
    3. Remind
    4. Remember
  3. Conclusion

(At the end of my message, a friend let me know that Macedonia/ Thessolonica is not in Asia minor. Upon further review, I realized that I had made a mistake and transposed information about two different men. Let it be noted that Tychicus is from Asia, while Aristarchus is the Macedonian from Thessalonica.)