Colossians #12: Colossians 3: 1-4
Colossians 3: 1-4
and most likely time are not obstacles to our prayers.
Our prayers for
others and our testimony are an encouragement to others.
Our prayers for
others, called intercession, are often more effective than when we pray for
Everything that we
need to know about salvation is discovered in and through Jesus.
Jesus is with us so
we are to be with other believers, even if we never see them face to face.
Our acts of love are
a demonstration of the substance of the faith.
When you acknowledge, believe, commit, asking God to accept
your faith in Christ, He makes you part of the Church.
We must have a firm grasp on the truth
Once you know the basics, there is work to do.
A sign of being right with God is a thankful heart.
Don’t get spiritually off track, use common sense, so you
won’t get dragged away into uselessness by the persuasive arguments of
Presenting the gospel in a relevant manner is crucial,
misrepresenting the Gospel for cultural relevancy is destructive.
Intellectual belief or conforming to some formula or ritual
is not the golden ticket to heaven, what you do is of utmost importance.
Everything you need to know to thrive spiritually is out in
the open, public knowledge, all found in Jesus.
The stars do not control your destiny nor does the past seal
your fate, Jesus sets His disciples free.
Jesus and you today create all your tomorrows.
Faith allows you to appropriate the accomplishments of Jesus
and make them your very own.
Everything you need to be saved has already been done for
God desires a circumcision of the heart that results in you
being a lover.
Jesus has opened the cell door and invites you to walk out
of estrangement and into reconciliation
Any ritual is meaningless if it is not the result of faith
If there is no fruit from your faith, you have to discover
why this is so
If you are a believer and never have been baptized,
participate in the ritual out of a heart of obedience.
Once you’ve been set free from sin and death and made alive
in Christ, you don’t return to the old way of living.
Discern between God’s will and religious rules to avoid IRN.
Discern between a word or vision from God and the delusions
of the mind.
Discern between a Christ-centered Leader and an Ego-centered
If someone is ordering you, trying to manipulate you, or
coerce you; work your exit strategy
You can find all these thoughts in greater detail on our website www.hbcc.life or YouTube channel HBCC Life. Put them into practice. You start putting them into practice by testifying to your faith in Jesus. In your heart of hearts, you have acknowledged that sin has separated you from God and the life you feel you should be living. You have believed that Jesus is the way the truth the life who forgives your sins and reconciles you to God. You have committed yourself to follow Jesus, bending the knee, continually “Yes, Lord.” Then you asked God to save you and He did. If you never have put your faith in Jesus for salvation let me know and I can try to answer the questions you may have. If you don’t have questions for me, now is a good time to ask God to receive you because of your faith in the gospel message.
So if you're serious about living this new
resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ
presides. Don't shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things
right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around
Christ—that's where the action is. See things from his perspective.
A person enters the kingdom of God by faith (Ephesians 2:8), but at this time a person entered the fellowship of the Church by baptism. Baptism was by immersion (Romans 6:3-11) when the water was available, an imitation of John the Baptist, baptizing the repentant in the Jordan River. Jesus himself was baptized by John (Matthew 3:13-17). Baptism is a public proclamation of your faith and commitment to be a follower of Jesus.
“…didn't you realize we packed up and left there
for good? That is what happened in baptism. When we went under the water, we
left the old country of sin behind…”
“…when we came up out of the water, we entered
into the new country of grace—a new life in a new land! That's what baptism into the life of Jesus
means. When we are lowered into the water, it is like the burial of Jesus; when
we are raised out of the water, it is like the resurrection of Jesus.
One thing you should put into practice today from