We live in an age where desire is god. Where I want what I want when I want it. If I am living life with God, there are times I say, “No.” I will not allow others to exalt their desires to the ultimate place in life and then expect me to conform to those desires.

As I receive the Holy Spirit and trust in God, I die to my desire to be liked, my desire to receive your approval. I die to the idea that what I want has any importance at all. It’s not what I want, it is what God wants…

Sermon on Colossians 2:11-12

God Time March 19

One of the key nonnegotiable’s in life is joy. When you are glad to be with others. A sparkle in your eyes, open body language and a smile go a long way to let someone know you are glad to be with them.

Combine this authentic joy with gratitude for God and you are on your way…

A sermon on Colossians 1:11-12

When you are baptized into God’s holy family, you are marked by him which is sign that you are the son or daughter of the King. Because your dad is king, he is calling you to follow in his ways and to work with him, being a blessing in the world. The more you work with him being a blessing, the more need you will see, and the more blessing you will be, as more power will be available. You will see more and more of God because you will be working with him more and more. This is the life he calls you to. A circle of life.

sermon on Colossians 1:9-11


God is Good… is a new series on the good news of Jesus from Paul’s letter to the Colossians. It is interesting how much we have in common with the Colossians. As Paul shares the gospel with them, we too are invited into the same good news. And who doesn’t need good news?

This week we see how God saves us from too much separation and too much striving in our lives. It’s about receiving grace and peace…Colossians 1:1-2

(With some key insights from my friend, David Housholder)

God Time for Colossians 1:1-2