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Alive in Christ: Guarding the Treasure of the Gospel
April 26, 2020
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Redeemer Church Digital Bulletin

Alive in Christ: Guarding the Treasure of the Gospel

April 26, 2020 / Pastor Craig Swartz / 2

Order of Worship 

Song of Praise   “This Is Amazing Grace”
Call to Worship Psalm 18:31-32; 35
Song of Praise  “All Hail The Power Of Jesus’ Name”
Confession of Faith Belgic Confession Article 20
Song of Praise  “We Will Feast In The House Of Zion”
Prayer of Adoration
Greet One Another
Missionary Spotlight Kelly Fore
Prayer of Intercession
Giving of God’s Tithe and Our Offerings
Scripture Reading: Colossians 2:16-23
Song of Preparation  “My Jesus I Love Thee”
Sermon “Alive In Christ:  Guarding The Treasure Of The Gospel”
Prayer of Commitment
Song of Response  “Who You Say I Am”


Galatians 2:3-5

 Dwight L. Moody:

“Christians should live in the world, but not be filled with it.

A ship lives in the water; but if the water gets into the ship, she goes to the bottom.

So Christians may live in the world; but if the world gets into them, they sink.”

1st main point


Definition of legalism:

“It is the strict adherence, or the principle of strict adherence, to law or prescription, especially to the letter rather than the spirit.”

Colossians 2:16-17

Francis Schaeffer:

“After a person has become a Christian and has asked, ‘where do I go from here’, he is often given a list of things usually of a limited nature and primarily negative. Often he is given the impression that if he does not do this series of things he will be spiritual. But this is not the case. No matter how good the list is, it must be emphasized that true spirituality is more than refraining from a certain external list of taboos in a mechanical way.”


Leonardo Da Vinci:

“Nothing must distract us from the person of Jesus Christ.”


2nd main point



Definition of mysticism:

“It is an experience in the spiritual realm based on some personal intuition, which is neither apparent to the true senses, nor obvious to the intelligence.”

Colossians 2:18-19



FF Bruce:

“Humility, the sweetest, loveliest flower that bloomed in Eden and the first that died, and has rarely blossomed since on mortal soil.

It is so frail, so delicate a thing.

Tis gone if it but look upon itself.

And he who ventures to stem it, by that single thought proves he has it not.”

C.S. Lewis:

“The desire to be in the inner circle (whatever that may be) is one of the great permanent mainsprings of human action. Of all passions, the passion for the Inner Ring is most skillful in making a man who is not yet a very bad man do very bad things.”


3rd main point


Colossians 2:20-23 


Royal Robbins:

“If we are keenly alert and aware of the rock and we are doing on it, if we are honest with ourselves and our capabilities and weaknesses, if we avoid committing ourselves beyond what we know is safe, then we will climb safely. For climbing is an exercise in reality. He who sees it clearly is on safe ground, regardless of his experience or skill. But he who sees reality as he would like it to be, may have his illusions rudely stripped from his eyes when the ground comes up fast.”

Bernard of Clairvaux:

“We drink of Thee, the Fountainhead, and thirst our souls from Thee to fill.”

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