Sermons on Colossians

Sermons on Colossians

Jim Baker – The Christian Life (29 min)

Jim Baker (1934-2016) was often in Bicester over the years and was always much appreciated. Originally from Liverpool, Jim spent most of his life in Scotland. Saved as a boy of 8, Jim soon developed a deep interest in the Scriptures and went on to become a very effective minister of the Word and much loved servant of the Lord. A warm-hearted brother with an infectious smile, Jim is fondly remembered and widely missed. He travelled all over the world…

The Judgment of the Cross (39 min)

THE JUDGMENTS OF SCRIPTURE PART 7 – Jonathan Black preaches on the judgment of the cross, and points out that God pronounced a judicial verdict on a number of things and persons on the day the Lord Jesus died. The world system was judged (John 12:31), as well as Satan the prince of this world (Heb 2:14-15, Col 2:13-15). God passed sentence on “the old man” – our former self in Adam (Rom 6:6). Not only did the Lord Jesus…

Commandment No 10 (38 min)

PART 11 – Michael Penfold preaches on the 10th commandment – “Thou shalt not covet”. After defining covetousness, he deals with the topic under 5 headings. The origin of, operation of, outcome of, opposite of, and overcoming of covetousness. Covetousness is a besetting sin that creeps into almost every sphere of life and needs constant mortification (Col 3:5). What does Paul mean in that verse when he says “Covetousness…is idolatry”? (Message preached 9th Sept 2018)

Christ in Colossians (40 min)

PART 10 – Tom Armstrong preaches on “Christ in the epistle to the Colossians” – personally, positionally and practically. He spends some profitable time looking at the various titles of Christ in Ch 1 – “His dear Son”, “the image of the invisible God”, “the head of the body”, “firstborn of all creation” etc. before taking up some of the practical challenges that the apostle Paul brings out later in the epistle (Message preached 16th Nov 2017)

The Son of His Love (42 min)

PART 10 – Mervyn Hall preaches on the beautiful title “the Son of His love” or “His Son the beloved” from Colossians 1:13. Colossians Ch 1 is outlined and then the question is asked:- why does Paul, in the context, call Christ “the Son of His love”? Because, v14, Christ is the redeemer; because, v15, Christ is the creator and because, v18, Christ is the restorer of all things in Kingdom glory (Message preached 26th Mar 2017)

Is the Lord’s Day the Christian Sabbath? (40 min)

Dispensationalism Part 8 – Although aware that they are “not under law”, the question of whether or not to keep the Sabbath is an issue that still poses problems for many believers. Mervyn Hall addresses this problem by tracing Paul’s argument though Colossians Ch 2, showing that we are not legally bound to keep the Sabbath, nor are we required to treat the Lord’s Day as the “Christian Sabbath”. However, he urges caution against treating the Lord’s Day as any other…

Joshua – Crossing the Jordan (23 min)

PART 3 – Mervyn Hall preaches on the crossing of the Jordan by the 12 tribes of Israel and draws spiritual lessons from the placement of the two piles of 12 stones, the national circumcision at Gilgal, the keeping of the Passover and the eating of the “old corn of the land”. These Old Testament types are then linked to the teaching of Colossians Ch 2 (Message preached 1st Mar 2015)

The Old Man vs The Flesh (22 min)

PART 11 – Michael Penfold preaches on the distinction between “the old man” and “the flesh”. From its 3 references in Rom 6, Eph 4 and Col 3 “the old man” is seen to be what we were in Adam prior to conversion (our “old standing”), whereas the “flesh” is the evil principle within (our “old nature”) (Message preached 3rd Feb 2013)