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Don denHartog teachers from Colossians 4:12. Effective prayer is hard work. Specific details should be part of effective prayers. Wrestling in prayer is the efforts that must be put forth for effective prayers. Anyone who has a prayer wrestler praying for them is a blessed person! Additional Scripture references: Matthew 5:3-12  

Dean Elliott teaches from Colossians 4:7-18, the last of the series in “Christ, Our Life.”  Lists of names are typically not interesting, unless your name is on the list or you know some of the people on the list.  This section is largely a list of names and represents an ancient snapshot of Paul’s life […]

Dean Elliott teaches from Colossians 4:2-6, continuing the series, “Christ, Our Life.”  In this passage, Paul casually mentions a stewardship that is unique to Christians: only Christians have access to the throne room of God and have the power of God inside them.  All people are given the same amount of time.  How do we […]

Kevin Bentley teaches from Colossians 3:18 – 4:1.  In Colossians, this is where believers put into practice what has come before — where the rubber meets the road.

Dean Elliott teaches from Colossians 3:12-17.  Last week’s sermon was all about what we as believers need to say ‘no’ to, so that we can say ‘yes’ to who we are in Christ.  This week, we see five items we can put on like clothing and three principles that we can live our lives by. […]

Dean Elliott teaches from Colossians 3:5-11.  As believers, we have new life if Christ and yet, the old life has not been taken away.  How can we say ‘no’ to the flesh, so that we can say ‘yes’ to something better? Additional Scripture references: Romans 1; Genesis 4; Romans 7; James 3:16; 2 Corinthians 3:18

Kevin Bentley teaches from Colossians 3:1-4.  To live “out of this world,” we must remember to whom we belong and why.  We must set our minds on things above. Additional Scripture references: John 8:23; Romans 12:1-2; Psalm 34:8; Philippians 4:7; Philippians 2:5; Galatians 6:14; I Corinthians 6:17

David denHartog teaches from Colossians 2:6-23.  When it comes to growth toward Christian maturity in the Christian life, there are many people who choose an alternate route to grow toward maturity that only reaches a dead end.  In this passage, there are three alternative routes given.  For many people, these alternative routes become the means […]

Dean Elliott teaches from Colossians 2:8-15.  In this section of Colossians, we see a what is a threat to believers and the implications of falling susceptible to that threat.  There is no substitute for the Jesus and what He has already accomplished. Additional Scripture references: John 1:14-17; Ephesians 1:3; 2 Peter 1:3; Romans 6; Philipppians […]

David denHartog teaches from Colossians 2:1-7.  How do we continue to mature as Christians?  How are we transformed in ever deeper ways?  This passage in Colossians gives us a description of maturity, an admonition against that which derails maturity, and an exhortation toward maturity. Additional Scripture references: Philippians 3:12-14; Jeremiah 9:23-24; 2 Peter 1:3

Dean Elliott teaches from Colossians 1:21-29.  There are two essential elements about preaching – its all about Jesus and its about you.  There are also two problems brought to light, that are still problems today.  The supremacy, the sufficiency, and the only solution to those problems is the finished work of Jesus Christ. Additional Scripture […]

Kevin Bentley teaches from Colossians 1:15-20.  In this passage, we are given a clear picture of who Jesus is and a reminder that who Jesus is, is all for you; who is Christ in you.

Dean Elliott teaches from Colossians 1:9-14. Paul  prays first for the concepts that he would elaborate further in his letter.  We see a primary prayer request, that would lead to them living their lives in a certain way, and then why a person should do that. It is easy to find a substitute for Jesus […]

David denHartog teaches from Colossians 1:1-8.  Being ‘saved’ in the Bible refers not only to first believing in Jesus, but also being saved from the power of sin as we live out the Christian life.  Colossians helps us understand two points — what the Gospel provides, and what it produces in us. Additional Scripture references: […]

David denHartog begins a new series, “Christ, Our Life,” studying the book of Colossians. This message gives an overview of Colossians and helps us understand that there are two essential elements to becoming a mature believer in Jesus Christ.

David denHartog begins a new series titled, Together.  The series is designed to help Cleburne Bible Church understand what we are seeking to weave into the fiber of our church.  It is together that we accomplish God’s purpose for our lives and the church.  Colossians 1:24-29 helps us realize three primary points regarding the purpose of the […]

Don Hunt uses various stories of the Bible to explain how our lives can share the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.  We are challenged to consider the questions ….  What is in your showcase?  What is the aroma that you give off? Scripture references: 2 Corinthians 2:15-17; 2 Kings 5:1-1; […]

David denHartog teaches from Colossians 3:16 and Psalm 19 about how a Christian can ‘get better.’  Is there anything we can do to cooperate with God in the transformation process?  What does ‘better’ look like?  What do we need to know about the transformation process? Other Scripture references: Romans 12:2; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Colossians 3:5-17; […]

David denHartog uses passages from Colossians to teach about 4 main philosophies of the world that can seep into Christianity.  He also teaches how we can break free from those false teachings and live life with the power of Christ in us.