A Life Bound For Heaven
Audio
Delivered By
Phillip Rainwater
Delivered On
November 18, 2018
Central Passage
Colossians 1:2-6
Subject
PM Sermon
Description

NOVEMBER 18, 2018; P.M. SERVICE

A LIFE BOUND FOR HEAVEN

COLOSSIANS 1:2-6

INTRODUCTION:

   A.  Paul’s greeting both typical and unique:

         1.  A letter to children of God in Colossae; Colossians 1:2

         2.  Prayer for the brethren; Colossians 1:3

   B.  The faith and love of the brethren; Colossians 1:4

   C.  Our text gives some “A Life Bound for Heaven”

I.  ALL SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS ARE IN CHRIST: Ephesians 1:3

    A.  A faith set in Christ and His word; Colossians 1:4

          1.  Faith based on hearing the word; Colossians 1:5

          2.  Romans 10:17

    B.  “The truth of the gospel”; Colossians 1:5-6

    C.  Faith had taught them to love the saints; Colossians 1:4

II.  PAUL THANKS GOD FOR THE HOPE OF HEAVEN:

     A.  The faithful have this hope “laid up for them”; Colossians 1:5

           1.  The Letter to the Hebrews states; Hebrews 6:19

           2.  Paul to the Ephesians brethren; Ephesians 4:4

     B.  Hope comes through the gospel of truth; Colossians 1:5

III.  LIVING A LIFE THAT IS BOUND FOR HEAVEN BOUND:

       A.  Faith and love rightly placed; Colossians 1:4

       B.  Grace of God found in the truth of the gospel; Colossians 1:5-6

       C.  Hope through Christ; Colossians 1:5

       D.  Bearing fruit for the Lord; Colossians 1:6

             1.  The words of Jesus; John 15:2-5

             2.  The “great commission”; Matthew 28:18-20

CONCLUSION:

      A.  Hope “in Christ” is offered to all the world; Colossians 1:6

            1.  “The Gospel Is For All”; Romans 1:16

            2.  The call of the Lord; Matthew 11:28-30

     B.  Have you answered the Lord’s call?

     C.  Are you living a life that will take you to heaven?