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Relationship Reset

Healing Your Life with Your People in the book of Colossians. Catch up or rewatch sermons here.

Weekly Lineup

Week 1

June 1/2

Where to Start for Better Relationships

Colossians 2:2-8SermonNotes

Week 2

June 7/8

How to Feel Whole

Colossians 2:9-15SermonNotes

Week 3

Jun 14/15

How to Build Trust in Your Relationships

Colossians 3:1-8

Week 4

Jun 21/22

Simple Steps to Change

Colossians 3:9-11

Week 5

Jun28/29

How to Be a Better Friend

Colossians 3:12-14

Week 6

Jul 6/7

What Rules Your Heart?

Colossians 3:15

Week 7

Jul 14/15

The One Thing to Add for Better Relationships

Colossians 3:16-17

Week 8

Jul 21/22

How to Create a Peaceful Home

Colossians 3:18-19

Week 9

Jul 28/29

How to Love Your Kids

Colossians 3:20-21

Week 10

Aug 3/4

How to Be All-In

Colossians 3:23-24

Sermon Questions

Discussion questions for your friends or small group.

Music
Worship with our playlist throughout the week.

Books on Relationships

RECOMMENDED BY OUR STAFF

Pastor Mike

  • Trust by Henry Cloud
  • Emotionally Healthy Relationships by Pete and Geri Scazzero
  • The Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller
  • The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
  • Boundaries by John Townsend and Henry Cloud
  • Boundaries in Dating by John Townsend and Henry Cloud
  • Untangle Your emotions by Jennie Allen
  • Connecting by Larry Crabb
  • Peacemaker by Ken Sande
  • Finding Your People Jennie Allen
  • Forgive and Forget by Lewis Smedes
  • The Art of Forgiveness by Lewis Smedes
  • War of words by Paul David Tripp
  • Relationships by Timothy Lane and Paul David Tripp

Family Ministry

Friendships
  • Made for People: Why We Drift into Loneliness and How to Fight for a Life of Friendship by Justin Whitmel Earley)
  • Find Your People: Building Deep Community in a Lonely World by Jennie Allen
  • Love Does by Bob Geoff
  • The Art of Neighboring by by Jay Pathak and Dave Runyon
  • The Gospel Comes with a House Key by Rosaria Butterfield
Family Relationships
  • Parenting by Paul David Tripp
Work Relationships
  • Love Works byJoel Manby
Articles
Podcasts

Grace Counseling

Relationships

Marriage

Parenting

More on the Book of Colossians

The apostle Paul is the primary author and Timothy, his ministry partner, is also given some credit too (Colossians 1:1). 

Unlike his other letters (Galatians, Thessalonionas, Corinthians, etc.), Paul addresses a church that he had never met or visited. Paul wrote this letter to encourage the Colossians after hearing from Epaphras, one of the church’s leaders and Paul’s coworker in the gospel.

Colossians was written during one of Paul’s imprisonments (4:10, 18). Most scholars agree that the book of Colossians was written while Paul was in custody in Rome between 60-62 AD.

Paul also references several other people who were an inspiration to him in chapter 4 (Tychicus, Onesimus, Aristarchus, Mark, Apaphrus, and Luke). These same individuals are also mentioned in the postscripts of other epistles (Ephesians and Philemon). It’s possible all three letters were written at the same time and sent out together.

The book of Colossians is in the New Testament. It comes after the book of Philippians and before 1 & 2 Thessalonians.

Colossians puts before the readers the supremacy of Jesus and the fullness of God in Him. Jesus is the visible image of the invisible God, all things were created through Him and for Him, He is before all things, and in Him all things are held together. 

In Jesus, we are made into new creations and should have complete confidence in the gospel and assurance that Christ lives in us (Col 2:27). What Jesus did through His life, death, and resurrection lacks nothing and doesn’t need to be supplemented by following the old laws, other deities, or cultural influences. 

Instead, our lives should be the outflow of what Jesus has done and declared over us, and characterized by mercy, generosity, forgiveness, and love.

Colossians is an epistle, or letter, written by Paul to the church of Colossae to address first century circumstances, people, and problems. We believe all scripture, like this letter, is inspired by the Holy Spirit (1 Tim 3:16-17) and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training ancient and now modern readers. So although this letter was not written to us, it was certainly written for us. 

 

For both the ancient and modern reader, Colossians invites us to grow in our understanding of Jesus’ total & complete sufficiency for every area of our lives.

  • Beale, G. K., & Gladd, B. L. (2020). The Story Retold: A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the New Testament. InterVarsity Press.
  • Still, T. D. (2006). Colossians. In Expositor’s Bible Commentary (pp. 263-361). Zondervan Achademic.

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