Gazing upon the incomparable Christ
A study of the Book of Colossians
(Pastor Mark Dobrin)
The little first century church in the city of Colossae was troubled and confused. They started off with a clear picture of who Jesus is but as time went on they were hearing conflicting views about the nature and the mission of Jesus and His cross. They knew that Jesus had called them to "follow Him" but they weren't so sure about which version of Jesus they were supposed to follow. So they wrote to the Apostle Paul to help clear things up. His letter back to them is what we call "The Book of Colossians". And its central focus is Jesus, in whom the fulness of God dwells in human form. If there was ever a day when we the people of God needed a clear and compelling picture of Jesus; it's now.
Join us in our study of this magnificent letter as we fix our gaze on the beauty, power, and presence of the incomparable Christ.
A study of the Book of John
(Pastor Mark Cox)
We live in a world that is constantly striving to achieve the "good life" and yet, it seems no matter how much we have, we are never fulfilled. Could it be that we are made for something more?
Throughout the Gospel of John, Jesus makes radical promises that those who trust in Him will experience "abundant life" (John 10:10), and out of their hearts "will flow rivers of living water" (John 7:38), and that "by believing you may have life in his name" (John 20:31).
Faith in Jesus is not some boring, grind-it-out routine of religion that you try to live in your own strength-- there's no life in that! Rather, as we trust in Jesus, he promises to grow in us a rich, soul-refreshing, life-giving intimacy with God that organically overflows in hope for our families and as light into our hurting world (John 15:5).
The goal of our study in John is that we would experience the flourishing life--