Sermon Passage: Colossians 3:1-4
Sermon Title: Christ is Life
Sermon By: Pastor Davy (Youth)
Sermon Summary: In light of the World Cup, we’re reminded of the fact that our identity really is found in what we think about and what we care about rather than where our passports are issued. Though we are both Korean and American, a lot of us find our identity in Korean culture and especially during the World Cup, we cheer for and support our motherland. It’s in this sense that we, though we are on earth, need to find our identity in things that are above. We are heavenly citizens found in Christ. Our identity is found in Christ. Christ is Life and our lives are in heaven. Paul commands that we seek and desire this heavenly identity. We seek this identity through daily commitment to who Christ is. We also desire and think about the things that are above. And the question becomes, how much of our time do we spend thinking and seeking things that are above? Don’t we use most/majority of our time seeking things that are on earth? and this is exactly what Paul is warning us against. If Christ is life, we need to think about Christ a bit more than we do now. but what Paul is saying isn’t that Christ is only the giver of life or the creator or author of life. Paul directly says that Christ is YOUR life. and this is why we need to, individually and consistently, seek and set our minds on things that are above. Because Christ is MY life, I seek heaven and think of heaven. Because Christ is MY life, I believe in the truth that my life will appear with Christ at the end of days.
Sermon Passage: Colossians 1:15-17
Sermon Title: The Image of the Invisible God
Sermon By: Pastor Davy (Youth)
Sermon Summary: Jesus is the Image of the Invisible God. while Adam and all of mankind is created in the image of God, Jesus IS the actual image of God. We are only a reflection of God and not even a good reflection at that. But in Jesus see and hear God himself. In this passage, we see the Hymn of Christ. And Paul points to the fact that Jesus is the “firstborn of all creation”. This is a title often used for Kings. And this affirms the fact that Jesus is the King, the Messiah who has come to save. And Jesus is also the agent of all creation. In Genesis when God created the world, God created the world through Jesus. God spoke Jesus and the universe came to be. Jesus is the logos of God. the Word of God. and all things were created by him. But not only is he the agent of all creation but he is the goal of creation. we read in Romans 8 that all creation has been groaning waiting for salvation. When Adam sinned, all nature knew that the perfect harmony we enjoyed with our Creator had been ruined. And nature has been groaning, yearning, waiting for Jesus to put it all back into place again. All creation had been waiting for Jesus. This is just a part of the Colossians Hymn that talks about the supremacy and the sufficiency of Christ. Christ is above all thing and Christ is sufficient for all things. This is the Jesus that we believe in. through him, God has reconciled us to him.