Two essential habits for Christians – Colossians 3:1-4, Part 5

How do you practice following Jesus? What are the essentials? This post is the conclusion to this week’s five-part series through Colossians 3:1-4, which started here, and we will reflect on two essential habits for Christians. Paul wraps up his teaching in Colossians 3:1-4, with what he writes in verse 4: “When Christ, who isContinue reading “Two essential habits for Christians – Colossians 3:1-4, Part 5”

How to overcome “Some people never change” – Colossians 3:1-4, Part 4

“They will never change.” Have you ever said that? Maybe you thought it? Or maybe it was declared about you. Is it true that people never change? Perhaps it has been true for some people. But for the vast majority, change is always happening in our lives, even if incrementally. As we have been studyingContinue reading “How to overcome “Some people never change” – Colossians 3:1-4, Part 4″

What my pandemic weight gain taught me about my thinking – Colossians 3:1-4, Part 3

During the Covid pandemic that reached the USA in 2020, and is still going strong now in 2021, we’ve heard talk of pandemic weight gain.  People have been sitting at home a lot more, sedentary. We don’t have a scale in our house, but I was at the doctor for a checkup in December 2020Continue reading “What my pandemic weight gain taught me about my thinking – Colossians 3:1-4, Part 3”

Why we need to evaluate our longings – Colossians 3:1-4, Part 2

Recently I got a notice that a person wanted to send a message to the church through our Instagram account’s messaging system.  I’m always a bit suspicious about requests from random people, but the message had me curious.  The person asked, “Can I ask a biblical question here?”  Yes.  Yes, you can!  They asked aContinue reading “Why we need to evaluate our longings – Colossians 3:1-4, Part 2”

How to evaluate the headlines – Colossians 3:1-4, Part 1

It has been quite a week in our country.  The trial of Derek Chauvin.  Police shootings of people of color.  Racial protests.  Mass shootings.  A removal of our troops from Afghanistan after nearly 20 years.  And of course…Covid. On the one hand, more and more people are getting the Covid vaccines, while on the otherContinue reading “How to evaluate the headlines – Colossians 3:1-4, Part 1”