Colossians – a New Series Begins:
Starting on the evening of April 25, Manny begins a new Bible Study series on the book of Colossians. Here are some of his own personal thoughts and ideas as this teaching begins called “Aiming to Love in the Spirit”:
In this era of confusion and compromise, where the world has clearly invaded the Church, Colossians stands very strong as our beacon of truth, with amazing LIVING HOPE in Christ who is more THAN ENOUGH! Paul reminds us through Colossians that Christians must be compelled to always aim to love in the spirit and not be by human traditions nor philosophies, which will cause you to drift and lose your joy, aleluya!!!
I have two precise objectives for this amazing series in Colossians: Here they are:
1. Let’s stop pretending to be who we are not and let’s become a real lover of Christ, who is 100% sufficient, in the power of the spirit! Jesus himself was empowered by the spirit in his 33 years as a human, to endure The Cross, even when He was abandoned by His Father due to our Sin, and in the tomb for 3 days before Jesus was empowered by the Spirit with resurrecting power to rise from the dead and defeat death for ever. So our confidence in the Hope of Glory, Christ, will increase to new levels of JOY, and hence we will all become consistent and radical lovers of people in the power of the Spirit for the glory of the Father!
And here is my # 2 objective, (which Dr. John Piper helped me formulate.)
2. Stop putting your HOPE in the promises the world makes! That is an amazing definition of repentance.