“Your Dying and Rising is But a Little While” The Sunday of Christian Joy 2024

As hard as it is to believe that our sufferings are for but “a little while,” we are given to believe an even greater mystery! Christ Jesus overcame the world, sin, death, the devil, and hell, and has received all authority in heaven and on earth. And now that His enemies have been conquered, He reigns as the mighty King on Mount Zion, from where He strengthens, guides, and governs you, His own Church, with the Holy Spirit.

Bible Study: Colossians 1:19-23 — April 14, 2024

Colossians 1:18–23 (NKJV) 18 And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence. 19 For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, 20 and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross. 21 And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled 22 in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight—23 if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister.