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In Christ: Paul's Letter to the Colossians

Paul’s letter to the Colossians is written from prison. That’s a hugely important thing to remember throughout the letter, especially given its themes about the Lordship of Christ. In Paul’s time, under the Roman Empire, Caesar was Lord, and all of life was oriented around this basic and fundamental truth. However, for the Christian, Paul says, Jesus is Lord, and all of life is oriented around this basic and fundamental truth. Because Christians proclaim a different Lord than the Empire does, the lives, behaviour, and practices of Christians ought to look fundamentally different than everyday Roman life.


We have chosen the theme “In Christ” for this series on Colossians, because for Paul, everything about the letter finds its root, its foundation, its core in Christ. He gives thanks in Christ for the believers’ faith in Christ. He sees God in Christ and Christ in us and us in Christ. There is freedom in Christ because we die and are raised to life in Christ. We live in Christ and speak in Christ and greet one another in Christ because Christ is all and is in all.


The Bible Project’s video introduction to Colossians is a really helpful resource that can bring the letter to life in a new way.


August 11, 2019

Prayerful Conversations

Pastor: Amanda Bakale Series: In Christ: Paul's Letter to the Colossians Topic: Evangelism Passage: Colossians 4:2–4:6

August 4, 2019

Living in Christ

Pastor: John Medendorp Series: In Christ: Paul's Letter to the Colossians Topic: Sacrifice, Service Passage: Colossians 3:18–4:1

July 28, 2019

Dying and Rising in Christ

Pastor: Carel Geleynse Series: In Christ: Paul's Letter to the Colossians Topic: Discipleship, Identity Passage: Colossians 3:1–3:17

July 21, 2019

Freedom In Christ

Pastor: John Medendorp Series: In Christ: Paul's Letter to the Colossians Topic: Holiness, Freedom Passage: Colossians 2:16–2:23

July 14, 2019

Our Story In Christ

Pastor: Amanda Bakale Series: In Christ: Paul's Letter to the Colossians Topic: Identity Passage: Colossians 2:6–2:15

July 7, 2019

Christ in Us

Pastor: Carel Geleynse Series: In Christ: Paul's Letter to the Colossians Topic: Suffering, Faith Passage: Colossians 1:24–2:5

June 30, 2019

God in Christ

Pastor: John Medendorp Series: In Christ: Paul's Letter to the Colossians Topic: Reconciliation Passage: Colossians 1:15–1:23

June 23, 2019

Giving Thanks in Christ

Pastor: John Medendorp Series: In Christ: Paul's Letter to the Colossians Topic: Thankfulness Passage: Colossians 1:1–1:14

December 2, 2018

Who Can Endure the Day of His Coming?

Pastor: Carel Geleynse Series: Maranatha! (Advent & Christmas sermon series) Passage: Malachi 2:17–3:5

December 2, 2018

Reveling and Reckoning

Pastor: Brian Bork Series: Maranatha! (Advent & Christmas sermon series) Passage: Luke 21:25–21:36

November 25, 2018

Christ is King

Pastor: Betsy DeVries Series: Surprised by Scripture Topic: Revelation Passage: Revelation 19:11–19:21

November 11, 2018

Genuine Hypocrisy

Pastor: Cecil van Niejenhuis Series: Surprised by Scripture Passage: Acts 4:32–5:11

November 4, 2018

The Covenant at Shechem

Pastor: John Medendorp Topic: Covenant Passage: Joshua 24:1–24:28

November 4, 2018

A Bridegroom of Blood

Pastor: Betsy DeVries Series: Surprised by Scripture Passage: Exodus 4:24–4:26

October 28, 2018

The Great Cloud of Witnesses

Pastor: Betsy DeVries Topic: Creeds and Confessions Passage: Hebrews 12:1–12:3

October 21, 2018

Rest for the Weary

Pastor: Betsy DeVries Passage: Matthew 11:25–11:30

October 21, 2018

The Keys of the Kingdom

Pastor: Carel Geleynse Series: Covenant Signs Topic: Creeds and Confessions Passage: Matthew 16:13–16:20

October 14, 2018

Belonging and Identity

Pastor: John Medendorp Series: Covenant Signs Topic: Lord's Supper, Creeds and Confessions Passage: 1 Corinthians 11:17–11:33

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