Jubilee Evangelical Church
How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty! Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked... For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor.
Psalm 84

Alive in Christ


May 3, 2020


活在基督裡 Alive in Christ

Colossians 2:6-15

My Sermon Notes from May 3, 2020 Full Text: 歌羅西書 Colossians 2:6-15

6 你們既然接受了主基督耶穌,就當遵他而行, 7 在他裡面生根建造,信心堅固,正如你們所領的教訓,感謝的心也更增長了。 8 你們要謹慎,恐怕有人用他的理學和虛空的妄言,不照著基督,乃照人間的遺傳和世上的小學,就把你們擄去。 9 因為神本性一切的豐盛,都有形有體地居住在基督裡面; 10 你們在他裡面也得了豐盛。他是各樣執政掌權者的元首。 11 你們在他裡面也受了不是人手所行的割禮,乃是基督使你們脫去肉體情慾的割禮。 12 你們既受洗與他一同埋葬,也就在此與他一同復活,都因信那叫他從死裡復活神的功用。 13 你們從前在過犯和未受割禮的肉體中死了,神赦免了你們一切過犯,便叫你們與基督一同活過來, 14 又塗抹了在律例上所寫攻擊我們、有礙於我們的字據,把它撤去,釘在十字架上。 15 既將一切執政的、掌權的擄來,明顯給眾人看,就仗著十字架誇勝。

6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, 7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. 8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ. 9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, 10 and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority. 11 In him you were also circumcised with a circumcision not performed by human hands. Your whole self ruled by the flesh was put off when you were circumcised by Christ, 12 having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through your faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead. 13 When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, 14 having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. 15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.


Discussion Questions:

1. Why are we alive in Christ?
2. What does it mean to continue to live for Christ during this Pandemic?
3. What are the viruses of the soul that easily pull us away from Christ?
4. Why is Gnosticism and other deceptive philosophy pull us away from the Gospel truth of Christ?
5. How can we now live our lives for Christ on a regular basis?