This message opens our new series from the letter Paul wrote to Christians living in Colossae. We are calling this series “Fully Alive” from the phrase in verse 13 of the second chapter, “God made you alive with Christ.” The young Christians in this city were facing cultural and religious pressures, causing them to slide back into old and comfortable ways of living. Paul was not content to let this happen. In losing their new identity in Christ, they were severing themselves from the benefits of the gospel. To help them, the apostle digs deeper into who Jesus is, the meaning of a resurrected life, and the radical transformation of family and community.
To prepare for this series, please click here. This video from The Bible Project lasts less than ten minutes and explains the book of Colossians through narrative and illustration.
Genesis Bible Study
Mondays January 16-April 3
Cory Baugher will teach this in-depth study on Genesis, which was written in order to reveal the character of Yahweh to the family of Abraham whom He had chosen to restore back to the image of God. To register, please go to knowingthebible.net.
Women's Bible Study
Tuesdays January 17-March 7
“Entrusted,” a Beth Moore study based on 2 Timothy, will begin on Tuesday at 7pm here at LRC. In this six week study, you will be encouraged to guard what God has entrusted to you, further His kingdom by sharing Christ with others, and pour into future generations just as Paul once mentored Timothy. Books are $11.69. To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Membership/Fully Alive Class
Sundays January 22 and 29 9:30am
The next Fully Alive/Membership class will be on two consecutive Sunday mornings during first service (9:30am). If you would like to attend, email email@example.com by January 18.
National Sanctity of Human Life Sunday
Sunday is National Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. Pregnancy Decision Health Center (PDHC) will have a table set up in the Fellowship Hall. Come and find out more about their ministry to women. Please pick up a baby bottle and fill it with change for this year’s campaign.