The 6-Point Checklist–The Future

Discernment: The Forgotten Art

Colossians 1.4-5; 3.1-4

Matthew Raley (10-17-10)

In this sermon, we study the third test in the discernment checklist, our hope. We see how Paul makes hope a primary issue in his argument against gnostic heresy, and how both our sanctification and our decision-making must be grounded in “the hope laid up in heaven.”

Published in: on October 17, 2010 at 12:11 am  Leave a Comment  

The 6-Point Checklist–Christ

Discernment: The Forgotten Art

Colossians 1.15-20

Matthew Raley (10-10-10)

The next test that we can use to discern truth from falsehood is Christ himself. A blurred or distorted picture of Christ will not help. We must use the sharp, clear picture of Christ in the Scriptures. In this sermon, we study Colossians 1.15-20 and examine how Paul applies that picture of Christ to believers.

Published in: on October 10, 2010 at 5:00 am  Leave a Comment  

The 6-Point Checklist–Scripture

Discernment: The Forgotten Art

Colossians 3.16

Matthew Raley (10-3-10)

To recover the art of discernment, we need a checklist of tests to use. There are six tests for distinguishing between truth and falsehood, the first being Scripture. In this sermon we study how Paul directed Scripture to be used in Colossae.

Published in: on October 3, 2010 at 4:50 am  Leave a Comment