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Subversion - Jesus as Lord in the Book of Colossians - An Introduction

January 23, 2011 Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: Subversion - Colossians

Topic: Exposition Scripture: Colossians 1:1–1:2


Who runs our lives?


Two words: Subversion and Lord


The Letter to the Colossians

 1Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother



Christ Jesus

Will of God


The Work of a Movement

2aTo the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae

Saints and faithful

The City of Colossae

The Church Planted There

The Cultural Context in Colossae

For the Fam

2bGrace to you and peace from God our Father.

Grace, Peace, Father

Major Themes in Colossians 

King Jesus, Christ Jesus the Lord

Subversion of Powers

Life Change – Sanctification

Church as Body of Christ and Spiritual Household

Church as Missional Community


Concluding Confidence


Community Meditation Questions

  • Discuss the ways our culture might resemble that of ancient Colossae?
  • The Colossian church was the result of a church planting movement based in Ephesus in the Roman province of Asia. How can you see your family, your MC, and your lives being used to help shape such a movement here in New Jersey? 
  • What work does God need to do in our lives in order for him to use us in this way? Where do you see him already working in us towards that future?
  • If Jesus is KING why do so many other things take first place in our lives? How could money, career paths, success, power, and fame influence your major life decisions?
  • Read and meditate on Matthew 6:25-34 and Matthew 28:18-20.  How would you relate the main ideas in these passages?

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