Letters from Prison (Page 2)

Letters from Prison (Page 2)

The Best Day with Mom

A good day for mom is when… Children obey! (v. 20-21) Deuteronomy 21:18-21 Proverbs 30:17 Children are to obey and honor parents Train, discipline, do NOT provoke Their purpose is fulfilled (v. 22-4:1) Proverbs 31:28-31 Deuteronomy 6:4-9 Prayers are offered and answered (v. 4:2-4) 1 Thessalonians 5:16-22 Continuously, with praise, with specifics, and don’t quench the Spirit Words are kind and productive (v. 4:5-6) Tame the Tongue – James 3:7-9 When you and your mother receive your reward, it will…

God’s Design for Marriage

Colossians 3:17-19 Genesis 1:26-2:23 There’s No Such Thing as a Perfect Marriage Avoid at all costs the “Exchange System” in marriage (aka the “if only” game) Committing to speak our spouses love language (find your love language at 5lovelanguages.com) We can live selflessly in marriage with our words Ephesians 5:21

You Have to Move Things!

Colossians 3:1-17 Seeking the things of Christ is continuous. Seeking the things of Christ requires the right outfit. Seeking the things of Christ requires the correct knowledge. Seeking the things of Christ requires the right motivation.   Seek to live for Jesus with the same passion He sought and found you!

Don’t Pity Me

Colossians 2:6-23 4 Questions for Resurrection Sunday… Are you rooted, established, and abounding? (v. 6-7)Mark 4:3-8 Would you rather be captured and empty or free and full? (8-11) Why pay when someone else wants to pay for you? (12-15) Do you want to live by law or by love? (16-23) 1 Corinthians 15:19 Don’t pity me, because the empty tomb has made me full.

A Firm Body and a Hidden Treasure

Colossians 1:24-29 Judges 13:1 1. Israel had lost its way Judges 13:5 2. Samson was set apart for greatness Judges 16:1,4,21  3. Samson lost sight both figuratively and literally Judges 16:28 4. Samson sought God and God came through Colossians 2:1-5 The mystery is Christ and the treasure is wisdom and knowledge

Get Me Out of Here!!

Colossians 1:1-14 Colossae received a personal letter (v. 1-2) Colossae received a personal messenger (v. 3-8) Colossae received a personal prayer request (v. 9-12) Colossae received a personal rescue (v. 13-14) How do we thank Him? Worthy walk (Luke 10:37) Satisfying service (Ephesians 2:10, Galatians 5:22-23) Increased intellect (1 Timothy 3:16-17

Suggestive Content

The secret to being content?  Finding provision in Christ. The secret to God supplying all of our needs?  Offering acceptable sacrifices. The secret to grace?  Offering our lives to the only one who can offer grace. The content of your heart makes you content

Life is 1000 pieces – Remember the most important peace

We need to get along, because the world is watching. V. 2-3 As adults who are in Christ, is there anything we can’t get past? Sometimes a third party helps. Those outside of Christ look in to see if they fit. We need to rejoice in the Lord, because the world is watching. V. 4-7 Rejoice always Be reasonable Don’t be anxious Pray God will reward you by guarding your heart and mind We need to think about the good…

For the Directionally Challenged

Some things to know about heading for Heaven Travel light Drop the baggage of the past – Psalm 103:12 Pick up the yoke of Jesus – Matthew 11:29 You won’t always know the route If the route includes love, stay on it – John 13:35 If the route makes much of Jesus, stay on it – John 3:30 Steer away from distractions No other destination offers as much – Matthew 7:13 Not all off ramps let you back on the…

It’s Time to Take out the Trash

Be GLAD to rejoice in the Lord It is a HEFTY weight to carry the burden of a works based faith It is hard to THROW AWAY the things the world values When the TRASH is buried, my life is RECYCLED in resurrection