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Called to Faithfulness

June 7, 2020 Preacher: John Filkey Series: Colossians

Scripture: Colossians 2:6–2:15

Kids Words: Faithful - Live - Strength - Thankful



I. Continue to Live in Christ

II. What it Means to Live a Faithfull Life In Christ

Main Idea: Christians are called to be faithful to Christ and the gospel they have received. 


I. Continue to Live in Christ


O to be like Thee!

Blessed Redeemer, this is my constant longing and prayer;

Gladly I’ll forfeit all of earth’s treasures,

Jesus Thy perfect likeness to wear.

O to be like Thee!

O to be like Thee, Blessed Redeemer, pure as Thou art!

Come in Thy sweetness, come in Thy fullness;

Stamp Thine own image deep on my heart. 


C.H. Spurgeon writes: It is interesting to notice that the Apostles preached the Lordship of Christ. The word Savior occurs only twice in the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 5:31, 13:23). On the other hand it is amazing to notice the title “Lord” is mentioned 92 times; “Lord Jesus” 13 times; and “The Lord Jesus Christ” 6 times in the same book. The Gospel is: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.”

No man can be said to be truly converted to Christ who has not bent his will to Christ. He may give intellectual assent to the claims of Christ and may have had emotional religious experiences; however, he is not truly converted until he has surrendered his will to Christ as Lord, Savior and Master. - Graham

II. What it Means to Live a Faithfull Life In Christ

  1. Firmly Rooted in Christ
  2. Built up in Christ
  3. Established in the Faith
  4. Abounding in Thanksgiving


Those who bubble over with gratitude for what God has already done are not easy prey to anxiety and doubt. They have no need or desire to look for fulfillment elsewhere and cannot be taken in by false promises or shaken by bigoted detractors. - Garland

The life which is all influenced by thanksgiving will be pure, strong, happy, in its continual counting of its gifts, and in its thought of the Giver, and not least happy and beautiful in its glad surrender of itself to Him who has given Himself for and to it. The noblest offering that we can bring, the only recompense which Christ asks, is that our hearts and our lives should say, We thank thee, O Lord. “By Him, therefore, let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually.” And the continual thanksgiving will ensure continuous growth in our Christian character, and a constant increase in the strength and depth of our faith. - Alexander Maclaren


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