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Colossians 1:1-14 | Daniel Englehart, Wallingford Expression | “The Hope of the Gospel”

June 26 2022

Colossians 1:1-14 | Daniel Englehart, Wallingford Expression | "The Hope of the Gospel"

Daniel Englehart:

Daniel takes us through Colossians 1:1-14. Here we see the Apostle Paul teach that the faith and love the Colossians have is “because of the hope reserved for you in Heaven.” We all are in need of hope.  What we place our hope in affects how we live and relate to others.  From this text we will see the fruit of hope and the root of hope.

 

  1. The Need for Hope
  2. The Fruit of Hope
  3. The Root of Hope
Calvin McCutchen:

Calvin takes us through Psalm 27 we will examine how we are prone to build strongholds apart from God. When these strongholds inevitably fail, we are often left wandering in the wilderness. God pursues us in the wilderness, using it as an arena for spiritual growth, pointing us to Jesus as the better stronghold.

 

  1. The Strongholds We Build (v. 1)
    1. Strongholds are physical
    2. Stronghold is a name for God
    3. Strongholds are spiritual
    4. We build strongholds apart from God
      1. Stronghold of Society
      2. Stronghold of Self

 

  1. The Wilderness We Wander (v. 2-3)
    1. Our strongholds will fail
    2. The wilderness reveals our hearts
    3. God pursues us in the wilderness
      1. Hosea 2:14-15
    4. God uses the wilderness for spiritual growth
      1. Deuteronomy 8:2-5

 

  1. The Savior Who Shelters (v. 4-6)
    1. Jesus is the better stronghold
    2. Zechariah 9:11-12