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Steadfast: Rooted in Truth
September 5, 2021

Steadfast: Rooted in Truth

September 5, 2021

Steadfast: Living for Christ in a Wayward World

Part 1: Rooted in Truth

Colossians 1:1-8

We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people— the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel that has come to you.

1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,

To God’s holy people in Colossae, the faithful brothers and sisters

Grace and peace to you from God our Father.

We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people— the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel that has come to you. In the same way, the gospel is bearing fruit and growing throughout the whole world—just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and truly understood God’s grace. You learned it from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf, and who also told us of your love in the Spirit. Colossians 1:1-8

How can I be rooted in the truth?

1) I am rooted in truth when I am .

1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,

To God’s holy people in Colossae, the faithful brothers and sisters in Christ:

Grace and peace to you from God our Father.

What does it mean to be holy?… Holy is to be from culture.

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9

26 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:26-28

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17

2) I am rooted in truth when my and in Christ is evident to everyone around me!

We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,

because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people— Colossians 1:3-4

At Watermark, our faith in Christ is by our love for others… and our love for others is by our faith in Christ!

3) I am rooted in truth when I am filled with that is out of this world!

the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel that has come to you. Colossians 1:5-6a

For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 1 Corinthians 1:3-4.

in the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time, Titus 1:2

4) I am rooted in truth when I am which will !

6 …In the same way, the gospel is bearing fruit and growing throughout the whole world—just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and truly understood God’s grace. You learned it from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf, and who also told us of your love in the Spirit.

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6

How to be rooted in truth…

  • Live distinctively different from the world, .
  • Make your in Christ and your for others clearly evident in your life!
  • Wake up everyday assured your hope is based not on wishful thinking, but on the calm of the true gospel message.
  • Open your eyes to the disconnected, disassociated, distant people in your life and the true message of the gospel with them.

 

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