November 16 – 20, 2020
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November 16 – 20, 2020

Monday Colossians 4:7-18  When we come to the end of Colossians and these verses, many are inclined to skip over them as not being relevant today. In this time of global pandemic, chaos, tensions and increased anxieties, Paul’s words to the Colossians refocus our thoughts again to Christ’s supremacy and our valued place in the...

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November 9 – 13, 2020
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November 9 – 13, 2020

Monday Colossians 4:2-6; Mark 12:28-31; Micah 6:6-8 This week’s featured Colossians passage reminds us to live with intention, embracing a lifestyle of missional living. Per the Westminster Shorter Catechism, life’s purpose is “to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.” “How?” the skeptic challenges. You respond, “Know God and make Him known.” “What?” they object....

November 2 – 6, 2020
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November 2 – 6, 2020

Monday Colossians 3:18 – 4:1 In Colossians 3:18 – 4:1, Paul shifts his focus from how believers should live with one another in Christ’s church to how believers should treat one another within their own households. The idea that households should live according to certain rules was not unique to Paul. In fact, “household rules”...

October 26 – 30, 2020
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October 26 – 30, 2020

Monday Chi Alpha San Diego Brandon & Kendra Kerston “For six years you shall sow your field, and for six years you shall prune your vineyards and gather their crops, but during the seventh year the land shall have a sabbath rest, a sabbath to the LORD.” (Leviticus 25:3-4a) During this time of unrest and...

October 19 – 23, 2020
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October 19 – 23, 2020

Monday Colossians 3:12 The Lordship of Christ – Evident in Our Attitudes Colossians 3 finds Paul moving past his concerns about some false teaching in the church to an assumption that he is addressing those who have “been raised with Christ” (v. 1) and are therefore in the happy position of knowing that their lives...

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October 12 – 16, 2020

Monday Colossians 3:1-2; John 11:17-18; Genesis 45:4-8 Perhaps you’ve heard the criticism, “That person is so heavenly-minded that that they’re no earthly good!” Colossians 3:2 seems aligned: “Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” Jesus, however, asked the Father to keep His disciples safe and faithful, but...

Devotionals October 5 – 9, 2020
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Devotionals October 5 – 9, 2020

Monday Colossians 2:16-23 Truth in Traction It may be a simplistic way to view the letter of Paul to the church of Colossae as a hinge between truth and traction. First, Paul gives his readers a boatload of truth (Colossians 1-2:15) followed by the application (traction) of those truths to daily living (Colossians 3-4). In...

September 28 – October 2, 2020
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September 28 – October 2, 2020

Monday Colossians 2:6-15; John 15:4-6; Acts 16:29-33 Ever heard the taunt, “Christianity is a crutch”? Karl Marx amplified such cynicism, declaring, “Religion is the opiate of the masses.” “(Ancient Christian theologian) Augustine … compared the church to a hospital, because it is full of wounded and ill people in the process of being healed.” (Zacharius...

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September 21 – 25, 2020
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September 21 – 25, 2020

Monday Colossians 1:29 – 2:1 “To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me. I want you to know how hard I am contending for you and for those at Laodicea, and for all who have not met me personally.” (Colossians 1:29-2:1) Paul contends for the church in...

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