Sermon Passage: Colossians 1:10-12
Sermon Title: Walk
Sermon By: Pastor Davy (Youth)
In this passage, Paul, who knows the struggles and the heresy that has risen in the community in Colossae, lists four ways through which the believers could “walk in a manner worthy of the Lord”. This is the ultimate goal of a believer. To walk in a manner worthy of the Lord.
Paul gives us four points. Bear fruit in every good work by being rooted in Christ. Increase in the knowledge of God through studying his heart. Be strengthened for endurance and patiences. Finally, give thanks in joy for the hope of inheritance.
But the most encouraging fact through these four steps is that God is the one doing. With the passive voice verbs in this passage, we know that ultimately it wont be our doing that allows us to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord. We only need to take those steps of faith. God will see to it that we do walk in a manner that is worthy to him. He is the one who sent us Christ. and He is the one who is reconciling us to him through the death and blood of Christ too. Just like when Jesus calls to the lame in John 5 to get up and walk, our command is to get up and walk. But just like the lame couldn’t get up on his own strength but only through the strength of God through Christ, we are commanded only to get up and walk through the strength of God revealed to us in Christ.