January 1, 2023
This week, we begin a new sermon series on the book of Colossians. This 4-chapter book is an epistle, or letter, written by the Apostle Paul to the church in the small city of Colossae, which was known for mishmashing different religious beliefs and practices together, including Paganism, Christianity, and Judaism.
In his letter, Paul encourages the Colossians to withstand the cultural pressures around them by living as holy followers of Jesus who are fully devoted to one another.
This is still an important message for us today as the world around us becomes increasingly hostile towards us and our values. We cannot compromise or cave, but we must remain holy in all we do. And to help us in this, we stand together as family.
Key Text: Colossians 1:1-2
Key Topics: Colossians, Apostle Paul, holiness, Christian values, stand firm