October 27, 2019

Rooted

Preacher:
Passage: Colossians 2:6–7

What a privilege it has been for our church to coach and partner with Harvest Glasgow over the past ten years.

Over the last decade, we sent leaders to train Harvest Glasgow in various aspects of ministry. Pastors, elders, ministry staff, and one crack team of children’s workers have visited Glasgow to encourage and equip, to interview and appoint elders, to preach and teach and even just hang out with these amazing Scottish brothers and sisters.

Along the way, we have enjoyed and been blessed by all the visits we have had from our Scottish friends. And we get to experience that again this Sunday as Pastor Scott Hamilton and two other couples from Harvest Glasgow join us on Sunday. Pastor Scott will be giving a short report on the work in Glasgow and also preaching the Word to us in English (with a genuine Glaswegian accent) not Gaelic!

Concerning his message, Scott writes:

Jesus is building his church and he invites everyone who follows him to be part of that... and that includes you. This royal invitation that Jesus extends to us challenges us to ask some questions with significant implications. What kind of follower of Jesus do you want to be? What kind of church do you want to see? Colossians 2:6-7 gives us some encouragement to consider what, or better who, we are giving our lives to. The encouragement is to be gripped, growing, and grateful as we dig deeper into what it means to be a rooted follower of Jesus Christ.

Sermon Notes

Rooted
Pastor Scott Hamilton
Colossians 2:6–7

October 27, 2019

Gripped: Deep Roots

We now have less biblical fidelity, less interest in the truth, less seriousness, less depth and less capacity to speak the Word of God to our own generation in a way that offers an alternative to what it already thinks.
David Wells

Psalm 145:2–3
Isaiah 40:28
Ephesians 3:8
Job 5:8–9

Growing: Real Shoots

Grateful: Healthy Fruit