Redeemer Church Riverview
Alive In Christ: Family Matters
May 31, 2020
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Colossians 3

Alive In Christ: Family Matters

May 31, 2020   /   Pastor Craig Swartz   /   Colossians 3   /   Redeemer Church Riverview

We Worship Jesus Who Is Lord Of All

Welcome
Song of Praise  “Build Your Kingdom Here”
Call to Worship Psalm 24:1-2; 9-10
Song of Praise  “God All Nature Sings Thy Glory”
Confession of Faith Colossians 1:15-16
Song of Praise  “10,000 Reasons”
Prayer of Adoration
Greet One Another
Ministry Spotlight 2020 Graduates
Prayer of Intercession
Giving of God’s Tithe and Our Offerings
Song of Preparation  “Jesus With Thy Church Abide”
Scripture Reading Colossians 3:18-4:1
Sermon “Alive In Christ: Family Matters” Craig Swartz
Prayer of Commitment
Song of Response  “They’ll Know We Are Christians”
Benediction

SERMON NOTES:

Peter Marshall:

“If God does not enter your kitchen, there is something wrong with your kitchen.

If you can’t take God into your recreation, there is something wrong with your play.

We all believe in the God of the heroic.

What we need most these days is the God of the humdrum, the commonplace, the everyday.”

  1. THE  OF JESUS’ LORDSHIP

Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza:

“Critically, in order to unmask them as texts promoting patriarchal violence.”

David Horrell:

“To convince the dominated, the subordinate that is it right and proper or inevitable or in everyone’s best interests for them to remain willingly and voluntarily in their place and to fulfill their duties.

“Of course everyone’s best interests may actually mean in the ruling class’ best interest.”

Colossians 1:13-14

Colossians 1:15-16

Commentary:

“The race of Adam is under the death sentence. There is no commutation and no escape. God cannot approve any fruits of sin, however innocent they may appear, or beautiful to the eyes of men. God salvages the individual by liquidating him, and then raising him again to newness of life.”

2. THE  OF JESUS’ 

Matthew 16:24-25

Colossians 3:14

The Gospel Herald:

“To know Him is to love Him and to love Him is to serve Him.

It wouldn’t be loving without.”

3. THE  OF JESUS’ 

John Stott:

“The fact that a cross became the Christian symbol, and that Christians stubbornly refused, in spite of the ridicule, to discard it in favor of something less offensive, can have only one explanation.

It means that the centrality of the cross originated in the mind of Jesus himself.

It was out of loyalty to him that his followers clung so doggedly to this sign.”

Matthew 11:28-30

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