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Christ-Driven Ministry (Colossians 1:24-29)

Tony FelichTony Felich, October 15, 2006
Part of the Exposition of Colossians series, preached at a Morning Worship service


Here, we as a church, have great encouragement and guidance concerning what Redeemer’s ministry should be about.

Redeemer’s Ministry should be about:

I. Suffering for Christ
A. Jesus gives us our example
B. Suffering happens in varying degrees
C. No Suffering at all? Something is wrong then

II. Teamwork for the good of Christ’s Body
A. We are part of a team, a family: God’s people
B. We must overcome the “individualism” of our day

III. Proclaiming the Word of God about Christ
A. Teach and Preach the bible thoroughly
B. Teach how Christ is the focus of all Scripture
C. Teach how Christ is the answer to our lives

IV. Guiding people to maturity in Christ
A. Teaching and preaching Christ honestly and accurately
B. Don’t settle for superficiality or mediocrity!
C. It’s not easy, we’ll need God’s power

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Colossians 1:24-29

24 Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church, 25 of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, 26 the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints. 27 To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. 28 Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. 29 For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me. (ESV)

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