This week we wrapped up our series titled "Foundation Repair" where we studied through Paul's letter to the Colossians. Where in your life did God work to dig out the junk? To shore up a weakness you've always had. Share it with us on the Facebook page or in email (risechapel.com/contact). How did God make your foundation repaired?
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Holiness is sometimes an enigma. We wonder how it should look in our lives. What does it take to get this “holiness”. This week we continue the 2nd part of “What does holy look like”.
Every wondered what "holy" looks like? Suit and tie? Reading the KJV fluently? Praying long? Saying "blessed" or "fellowship" alot? NONE of those define what holy looks like. Today we dig deeper into our foundations as Christians and repair, with practical application, what holy looks like in us.
If we change jobs, we don’t follow the same rules of our old employer? If we were working outside and are now going to the movies with our spouse, do we just put on our new clothes over our old ones? The answer to these is no – we takeoff all the old stuff and put on the new. And so it is with our new life in Christ.
Can you imagine trying to create a beautiful tropical paradise in your back yard in the middle of Alaska? The palm trees would die, the sea creatures would freeze solid – it just wouldn’t work. What if you broke your arm and the Dr. just gave you a band-aid and sent you home – does that help? So it is with our life – we have a spiritual problem and no physical solution will fix it.
Jesus offers to free us from our slavery, even if we accept it, we constantly try to reattach. He removed the piles of junk in our path to Him, sadly we always create extra steps on His path. He got rid of the power the spiritual realm had over us but all too often we allow ourselves to get influenced. Paul encouraged the Colossians to remember – IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS.
How big is your God? Is He creator & master in title only? Could He part the seas of trouble in your life? Could He move the mountains of impossibility in your life? Either the depths of everything emanat from Jesus – or we are wasting our time and missing out.
True Christianity is peculiar. It’s a life that is marked by service to others and the detriment of ourselves. On the other hand, it’s end is one that cannot be acquired by effort. How do we marry these two, seemingly opposed, facts? In this study today, Paul talks about where we were before Christ, where we are in Christ, & keeping focus while there.
We have all tried to be all things to all people at some time. How did that work out? Here’s something to think about: God has NEVER required we be “ALL THAT”. Jesus came to show us that we can’t, He is & we’re forgiven for trying to be ALL THAT. He’s always been our everything – will we act like it?
Doubts stink! We all have areas of our life that we struggle with. We stumble and fall every time we get there. Do we really have to? Is there a better way to live life than just mark the tripping hazards?
Main Theme of Colossians is that Jesus is the foundation of all wisdom, knowledge and salvation especially as opposed to human philosophies. The question to ask is this: where in our life's foundation did we build on something that didn't come from our God? Time to break out the jackhammer and break away the junk we built our life on and rebuild on the only, true, Rock.