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New Life Bible Conference: Session Three

June 26, 2011

Today was the last day of the 2011 New Life Bible Conference.  It was began by Wyeth Duncan leading us in singing Your Name (Paul Baloche); Fairest Lord Jesus (Munster Gesangbuch); and Speak O Lord (Keith Getty and Stuart Townend).  Following our time of singing praise, Reddit Andrew brought a message from Col. 3:18 – 4:6.

The Preeminence of Christ in Relationships

You would think it strange that Paul would suddenly turn from the high and lofty examination of Christ to the mundane exortations of family and everyday life.  Yet Paul is not just tacking on a list of side or peripheral issues.  Rather, he is setting in order the life lived under the reign and rule of Christ.

A.  Relationships are the Context for Obedience to Christ

B.  Relationships are the Construct for Kingdom Life

C. Relationships are the Context for Ministry.

Christ is preeminent when we recognize that all of life is lived and loved before His face.

 

Lastly, I had the privilege of delivering the final message to the conference from Col. 4:7-18.

The Preeminence of Christ in Faithful Workers and Finishing Well

What do we learn as Paul concludes his letter to the churches in Colossae?  He learn several things.

A.  We Learn the Importance of Final Words

B.  We Learn the Significance of Faithful Workers

C.  We Learn the Necessity of Finishing Well

For Paul the ministry was about people.  And as he closes this letter to people whom he had never met, he commends to them their leaders whom he found to be faithful fellowlaborers for the gospel and the Kingdom of God.  The Christ who is preeminent today is the Christ producing faithful men and women to proclaim the message of his Kingdom.  Let us be people who desire nothing else but the fame of Christ’s name.

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  1. JShardae85 permalink
    June 27, 2011 11:21 am

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