July 9, 2023

The proclamation of the faith

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This week, we once again welcome Leo Klus as our guest speaker. Leo and his wife Kim are heading up an Acts 29 initiative in London (ON) called, Sojourn Church, that we at Harvest have the privilege of supporting. For more information, please go to sojournchurch.ca

On Sunday, Leo will bring us the third sermon in our “Invisible God, Visible Faith” series, preaching a message entitled, “The Proclamation of Faith” based on Colossians 1:24-2:5.  In this passage, Paul highlights his commitment to the full Gospel and his desire to see the Colossian church grow together as mature disciples.  Of course, there are many ways that we might apply this in our own context as we consider our own commission to serve God by revealing his truth despite the personal cost, and as we consider, the importance of developing confident and mature believers who are united in the truth of God’s Word. We look forward to hearing what God has laid on Leo’s heart this week.

Series: Invisible God; Visible Faith-Paul’s letter to the Colossians
Message: 3 – The Proclamation of the faith
Text: Colossians 1:24-2:5
Leo Klus
Harvest Bible Chapel
July 9, 2023

1. The MESSAGE of ministry is the revealed mystery of Christ (1:25b-27, 2:2b)

2. The GOAL of ministry is making mature disciples (1:28-2:1)

Ephesians 4:14

3. The COMFORT of ministry is unity and assurance (2:2-3)

Ponder it deeply. Pray for it daily. Plunder its riches. Protect it from defilement. Penetrate its mysteries. Prize it above all earthly wealth, all human wisdom, all fleshly gain. There’s nothing you could ever hope to know about God, his will and his ways, that you won’t find in Jesus. He alone is the treasury of divine wealth and wisdom.
Sam Storms

4. The PROTECTION of ministry counteracts deception (2:4-5)