Mystery: A Study of the Letter to the Colossians

For thousands of years, God’s plan for redemption remained mysteriously hidden in His relationship with Israel. At His resurrection, Jesus Christ proved to be the supreme and sufficient revelation of the mysteries of God. Since Jesus’ day, many have claimed that Jesus is only part of the answer to our spiritual problems. Not only did these kinds of lies threaten the young church in Colossae, they continue to threaten our own church today. Join us this fall as we work our way through the Book of Colossians uncovering the great mysteries of Christ.

Mystery of Prayer
11/27/16 // Pastor Jeremy Self

In Colossians 4:2-6, we learn that watchful prayer is mission focused and Paul continues his plea to the Colossians to pray for him to be faithful to sharing the mystery of Christ with those who do not yet know him.

Mystery of Friends
11/20/16 // Pastor Lee Rutter

In Colossians 4:7-18, the Apostle Paul lists a number of friends and ministry partners who each played a unique role and were an important part of his journey. Who we surround oursleves with matters. 

Mystery of Family and Work
11/13/16 // Pastor Alex Alexander

In Colossians 3:18-4:1, the Apostle Paul gets super practical by giving us some great guidelines for marriage, and some practical principles for parenting and living out our faith in the workplace. 

Mystery of a Jesus Mindset
10/30/16 // Pastor Lee Rutter

In Colossians 3:1-17, the Apostle Paul begins to transition from doctrine to pracitcal living. Having affirmed the truth of the Supremacy of Christ and our position in him, Paul now exhorts the Colossians to “set their minds on things that are above.”

Mystery of Our Death to the World
10/23/16 // Pastor Jeremy Self

In Colossians 2:16-23, the Apostle Paul points out the foolishness of man-made religion, reinforcing the truth that all we need is found in the life and teachings of Christ Jesus.

Mystery of Life in Jesus
10/16/16 // Pastor Alex Alexander

In Colossians 2:6-15, we see the apostle Paul warning the young church at Colossae to not allow their faith to be hijacked. In Jesus, all of our spiritual needs our fully met and we don't need to turn to any other source to find more of God.

Mystery of our Maturity
10/9/16 // Pastor Lee Rutter

In Colossians 1:24-2:5, we discover that Paul views his suffering as a tool to bless the church and proclaim Christ, and to bring as many people as he can to maturity in Christ.

Mystery of Reconciliation
10/2/16 // Pastor Jeremy Self

In Colossians 1:21-23, we learn that because of what Christ did on the Cross, our identity is no longer found in what we do, but it is found in whose we are.

Mystery of the Supremacy of Christ
9/25/16 // Pastor Alex Alexander

In Colossians 1:15-20, we see 3 distinct relationships in which Jesus sits in the highest seat; His relationship with the Father, with creation, and with the church. Jesus truly is larger than life!

Mystery of the Gospel & Prayer
9/18/16 // Pastor Lee Rutter

In this first message in the series we take a look at Colossians 1:1-14. In these opening verses to the church at Colossae, the apostle Paul begins to unpack the divine mystery that is the Gospel.