Category Archives: Colossians

November 3 – Prison Letters – Relationships Revisited

Read Colossians 3:18-4:6 It is unfortunate that many have the inaccurate stereotype of the Scriptures that it is somehow irrelevant and dominated by seemingly useless historical information.  Paul said, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful . . .” (2 Tim. … Continue reading

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November 2 – Prison Letters – From Death to Life

Read Colossians 3:1-17 “…you were dead in your sins…”  “…God made you alive with Christ…” “…you died with Christ…” (Col. 2:13, 20) Apart from the written revelation of God in Colossians 2 (with parallel ideas in Ephesians 2 and Romans 6), … Continue reading

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November 1 – Prison Letters – Move on to Transformation and Maturity!

Read Colossians 2:1-23 Paul wasn’t the only one trying to influence the Colossian believers.  Just as he, from a distance, prayed and wrote in order that they might be “complete in Christ” (1:28), so too, others were also trying to lead … Continue reading

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October 31 – Prison Letters – Stagnation not Allowed

Read Colossians 1:1-2:1 Have you ever received a personal letter or e-mail from a complete stranger?  Have you ever written a letter like that?  If so, it likely started out with something like, “You don’t know me but . . .” … Continue reading

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October 11 – Our Values – In, Out and Up

Read Hebrews 10:24-25, Acts 2:47 and Colossians 1:28-29 I’m so introverted it isn’t even funny. I am completely at peace when Kelly and I are at home spending quality time together whether it’s just talking, watching a show on Hulu … Continue reading

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September 7 – Names of Jesus – Mediator

Read 1 Timothy 6:15-16, Colossians 1:21-22, Ephesians 2:8-9, Hebrews 7:25, 1 Timothy 2:5-6 Five adult bodies, plus a Shih-tzu puppy, were crammed into my daughter, Kelsey’s, 2001 Jetta. We were headed to Flagstaff, AZ, which is a hair over two … Continue reading

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May 10 – Me & My Big Mouth – Colossians 3

Read Colossians 3:1-17 This series has probably been one of my favorites because its whole focus has been on the power in and behind our words. I hold words incredibly valuable in my life. Therefore, when I read the words … Continue reading

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April 28 – Me & My Big Mouth – Colossians 4

Read Colossians 4:2-6 “Me and My Big Mouth!” That is the title of both our current sermon series and of this devotional series. The title implies that my mouth and your mouth can get us in trouble. We use those … Continue reading

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February 13 – We are ALL IN!

Read Colossians 1:28, 29 I am all in! My name is Steve Kern. I am married to Celeste. We have three adult children, two daughters-in-law, two grandsons, and, contrary to Pastor Nick’s preferences, a cat. Celeste and I served as … Continue reading

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January 14 – Best Year Yet – Learning from Failures

Read 1 John 5-10 and Colossians 3:23 As a high school basketball and football official for many seasons, I had the attitude to want to officiate the perfect game! You know , with no mistakes. The players and coaches work … Continue reading

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