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Dec 1

Sermon Follow-up: “What’s Next?”

2010 | by Trent Hunter | Category: Sermon Follow-Up

In Sunday’s sermon, “What’s Next?“, Ryan preached from Colossians 2:6-8 to explore what follows after we hear, believe and embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ. As Paul puts it in these verses, “As you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him” (2:6). That simple marching order encompases all that is required of the believer in Christ.

In his sermon, Ryan gave us several simple reminders from this text that we need continually between the comings of Christ.

  • There’s nothing greater in all the world than to know Christ, to be known by him, and to be “firm in faith.”
  • You can’t grow where you’re not planted. Are you planted in Christ? Have you received him?
  • The soil we’re planted in is Christ and his gospel – only and always Christ. We don’t need another soil.
  • He planted us there – not we ourselves: “By his doing you are in Christ” (1 Cor 1:30).
  • If we’re planted in him, he is growing us; he’s building us up…even when it feels like he’s not.
  • Nevertheless there is genuine responsibility – we are to grow, to read, pray, give, serve, love, study/meditate, discipline ourselves, etc. Give yourself to these with all seriousness and effort.
  • No insignificant part of the Christian life is to be overflowing in thankfulness. Work at it. Grow in it.