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Alive in the Christ: Because We are Alive in Christ
Archived – July 5, 2020
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Colossians 4

Alive in the Christ: Because We are Alive in Christ

July 5, 2020 / Pastor Craig Swartz / Colossians 4

ORDER OF WORSHIP: 

We Worship God Who Has Made Us Alive

Welcome
Song of Praise “Everlasting God”
Call to Worship 1 Samuel 2:1-2; 6-8
Song of Praise “Jesus Shall Reign”
Confession of Faith 1 Corinthians 15:20-22
Song of Praise “Great Are You Lord”
Prayer of Adoration; The Lord’s Prayer
Greet One Another
Ministry Spotlight Choices
Prayer of Intercession
Giving of God’s Tithe and Our Offerings
Song of Preparation “Heal Us Emmanuel”
Scripture Reading Colossians 4:2-6

Sermon “Alive In Christ: z Because We Are Alive In Christ…”  Craig Swartz
Prayer of Commitment
Song of Response “Days of Elijah”
Benediction

SERMON NOTES:

Colossians 2:13-14

Peter Berger:

“Our current life is a world in which we define all human problems as technical problems that we can solve if we just apply the right technique. When we don’t have the right technique at hand we get about the adventure of discovering the right technique or we invent it. Our world is exceedingly makeable.”

  1. SOMEONE WHO IS ALIVE IN CHRIST WILL: LIVE A LIFE THAT 

Colossians 4:2

Colossians 1:3-5a:

Thomas Kelly:

“There is a way of ordering our mental life on more than one level at once. On one level we can be thinking, discussing, seeing, calculating, and meeting all the demands of external affairs. But deep within, behind the scenes, at a profounder level, we may also be in prayer and adoration, song and worship, and a gentle receptiveness to divine breathings.”

Brother Lawrence:

“The time of business does not differ with me from the time of prayer; and in the noise and clatter of my kitchen, while several persons are at the same time calling for different things; I possess God in as great tranquility as if I were on my knees.”

C S Lewis:

“He works on us in all sorts of ways. But above all, he works on us through each other. Men are mirrors, or “carriers” of Christ to other men. Usually it is those who know Him that bring Him to others. That is why the church, the whole body of Christians showing Him to one another, is so important. It is so easy to think that the church has a lot of different objects – education, buildings, missions, holding services…the Church exists for no other purpose but to draw men to Christ, to make them little Christs. If they are not doing that, all the cathedrals, clergy, missions, sermons, even the Bible itself, are simply a waste of time. God became man for no other purpose. It is even doubtful, you know, whether the whole universe was created for any other purpose.”

2. SOMEONE WHO IS ALIVE IN CHRIST WILL: LIVE A LIVE THAT 

Colossians 4:3-4

Acts 26:16-18

Philippians 1:12-14

Ephesians 6:18b-20

R.C. Sproul:

“I use big words to disguise my ignorance. Big words are great for that. If I use a word that nobody understands, chances are people will think that at least I understand what I am talking about even if they don’t.”

Charles Spurgeon:

“Christ said, ‘Feed my sheep….Feed my lambs.’ Some preachers, however, put the food so high that neither sheep nor lambs can reach it. They seem to have read the text, ‘Feed my giraffes.’”

James Chalmers:

“I have had twenty-one years’ experience with the natives. I have seen the semi-civilized and the uncivilized; I have lived with the Christian native, and I have lived, dined, and slept with the cannibals. For at least nine years of my life, I have lived with the savages of New Guinea . . . wherever there had been the slightest spark of civilization in the southern seas it has been because the Gospel has been preached there.”

3. SOMEONE WHO IS ALIVE IN CHRIST WILL: LIVE A LIFE THAT 

Colossians 4:5

Matthew 5:16

Colossians 1:9-10

4. SOMEONE WHO IS ALIVE IN CHRIST WILL:LIVE A LIFE THAT 

Colossians 4:6

Matthew 10:28

C.S. Lewis:

“Christianity does not involve the belief that all things were made for man. it does involve the belief that God loves man and for his sake became man and died.”

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