Following up on our recent study of Paul’s letter to Philemon, we launched this new sermon series on Paul’s related letter to the church in Colosse. In this letter to the new church of Gentile converts, Paul expresses his thanksgiving for their faith and love, and for the fruit that is being produced in their…
Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
– Zechariah 9:9
Be intentional in giving thanks to God.
There is hope always!
And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.
– Romans 5:3-5
You are favored!
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
– John 16:33
Hebrew Meaning of Deliverance
Nasal: to deliver or to rescue.
Palat: to escape, to save or to deliver.
Yasar: to deliver or to save.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil, my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
– Psalm 23:5-6
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade–kept in heaven for you,
– 1 Peter 1:3-4