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One of the ways we are going to do that on Sunday mornings is by considering together the message of the apostle Paul as he wrote to the Colossians; the short letter of Paul to the Colossians. So we’ll be pausing in our on-going studies in Mark’s gospel. We’ll come back to it again, God willing, in the new year, and we’ll be focusing beginning today on Colossians...

Colossians: The Preeminence of Christ

Sermon on Sep 3, 2014

Colossians 1:1-8

I don’t know to what I owe the privilege of preaching two Wednesday nights in a row.  There’s either a short list or a short memory somewhere, but that’s alright!  I’m glad to get to preach tonight.  I’m always glad to open God’s Word for you fine folks.  Let me ask you to turn to chapter 1 of Colossians.  I’m supposed to preach verses 1 through 8; I...

The Incomparable Christ: Exposition of Colossians

Sermon on Sep 1, 1996

Colossians 1:1-2

Colossians 1:1-2 The Incomparable Christ

Please turn with me in your Bibles to the book of Colossians. Colossians, chapter 1. We begin with a series of expositions of this great epistle of the Apostle Paul. Hear now the word of God.

Colossians 1:1-2

Our Lord and our God, this is Your Word. We ask spiritual insight and we ask for a spiritual posture that we might obediently sit...

The Incomparable Christ: Exposition of Colossians

Colossians 1:3-8 The Incomparable Christ

Please turn with me in your Bibles to Colossians, chapter 1, we will continue the study we began last week. You remember we said as we looked at the first two verses that in this great letter, the Apostle Paul is battling a false teaching. A heresy amongst the church at Colossae. This false teaching does not reject Christ outright, it claims to...

Sermon on Feb 14, 2010

Colossians 1:3-14

The Lord's Day Evening

February 14, 2010

Colossians 1:3-8

“We Thank God for You”

The Reverend Mr. Nate Shurden

If you have your Bibles please turn with me to the book of Colossians — Colossians chapter 1. It is a joy to open up the Word of the Lord with you tonight in the absence of our dear friend Dr. Derek Thomas who is serving the Lord at...


 Paul has learned of the Christians at Colossae that their faith was being shaken, undermined, assaulted by some false teaching that had begun to infect the church. There were teachers claiming real “fullness” - that was their word; Paul is going to use it repeatedly in this letter as a way to counter their error - real “fullness,” power, spiritual dynamism in the Christian life was to be...

The Incomparable Christ: Exposition of Colossians

Colossians 1:9-15 The Incomparable Christ #3

Please turn with me in your Bibles to the book of Colossians, chapter 1. We continue our study in Paul's great Epistle to the Colossians. We will read beginning in verse 9 through verse 15, although we will concentrate on verses 9 through 14. Hear now the Word of God:

(Colossians 1:9-15)

And thus ends this reading of God's holy word, may...

Colossians: The Preeminence of Christ

Well good evening.  Good to be with you all here once again tonight.  If you have your Bibles handy, turn with me to Colossians chapter 1; Colossians chapter 1.  It’s also printed there for you on the back of your prayer bulletin.  We’ll be looking at verses 9 through 14 tonight.  So let’s read this section of God’s Word and before we do so let’s pray together and...


Sermon on Sep 2, 2018

Colossians 1:9-14

I picture myself almost as though we were walking past Paul's room and his door is slightly ajar and you can hear him on his knees pleading for the Colossians in chapter 1 verses 9 through 12. We're eavesdropping on the apostle Paul at prayer. And we get a real sense, don't we, of the heart of this man for these Christians whom he has never met personally...


Sermon on Sep 9, 2018

Colossians 1:12-14

And then Paul tells us four things that characterize and marks this emerging family likeness, a life that is pleasing to God, in verses 19 through 12. Do you remember the four things? A life that is fully pleasing to God is a life that is first "bearing fruit in every good work." Secondly, it is "increasing in the knowledge of God." Thirdly, it is "being strengthened with...

The Incomparable Christ: Exposition of Colossians

Colossians 1:21 to 23 The Incomparable Christ - Part 6

Please turn with me in your Bibles to Colossians chapter 1. Paul has been writing to a congregation that has had some people come to it and say, ‘Your belief in Christ is fine, your acceptance of the gospel is fine, but if you will add to your belief in Christ, in the gospel, this secret teaching, this...

The Incomparable Christ: Exposition of Colossians

Sermon on Sep 22, 1996

Colossians 1:13-20

Colossians 1:13-20 The Incomparable Christ #4

If you will kindly take your Bibles and turn with me to Colossians chapter 1, we will continue our study of this great book. We began our study by saying that the Apostle Paul was writing to the Colossians, who were being infested with new teachers who brought a new teaching. That teaching did not deny the supremacy of Christ, but by...

Colossians: The Preeminence of Christ

If you brought your Bibles, please turn with me to Colossians 1:15-20.  We had had Bibles here in the weeks past but they disappeared tonight, so we’ll hopefully have those back next week.  

How has your week been?  Maybe you’ve had a long week.  Maybe you’ve been taking care of a sick child or an aging parent.  Maybe you’ve been pushing up against...

The Incomparable Christ: Exposition of Colossians

Sermon on Sep 29, 1996

Colossians 1:15-20

Colossians 1: 15-20 The Incomparable Christ - Part 5

Let us pray.Our Lord, God almighty, Father,Son, and Holy Spirit, we come to You praising You thisday, because You are the Creator and the Sustainer, and through our Lord Jesus Christ, have become the Redeemer of Your people. We confess that You are the onlytrue God,and that we are Your people, brought out of darkness and into Your...


And that means verses 15 through 20 are not a detour or a diversion from the main point of the letter. Instead, they are, if you like, the molten core of Paul’s message for the Colossian Christians and for us. Christ is preeminent. He is supreme. He is everything that your heart needs. Look no further for fullness than to Jesus Christ. All fullness, he will say, resides...

If you have your Bibles with you, I’d invite you to turn to Colossians chapter 1. It’s on page 983 if you’re using a pew Bible. Colossians chapter 1. We’ll be studying verses 15 through 20 this evening. Again, if you’re a visitor, good to have you with us. We’re glad you’re here. Thankful that you’re here with us at First Presbyterian Church tonight. We’ll be...

The Gospel-Centered Life

Sermon on Aug 29, 2010

Colossians 1:21-23

The Lord's Day Evening

August 29, 2010

Colossians 1:15-23

“The Gospel-Centered Life: Keeping the Gospel in Focus”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord, who minister by night in the house of the Lord! Lift up your hands to the sanctuary and bless the Lord! May the Lord bless you from Zion, He who fills heaven and earth! Let's sing to...


As we continue to consider Paul’s message in this letter, we have come to chapter 1 at the twenty-first verse. Chapter 1:21-23  will be our focus this morning. In verses 15 through 20, we considered these verses when last we were together, we saw Paul probably quoting a hymn to Christ that was known amongst the churches with which Paul was associated in order to turn the diamond...

Colossians: The Preeminence of Christ

I’m glad everyone found us here tonight.  If you need a Bible, we have Bibles available over here, so feel free in the beginning here to slip up and grab some so you can follow along. We’re continuing our series on Paul’s letter to the church at Colossae. “Colossians - The Preeminence of Christ.”  That’s what we’re calling this Fall, midweek series.  And Paul, throughout this letter, is...

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