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January 1, 2017

Principles for Building the Lord’s Church

Colossians 2:1-4


1.   The work will be hard and take much effort (vs.1)



2.   There are some different types of people: (vs.1)


  1.  the inner circle of regular believers
  2.  the believers nearby us
  3.  the ones we don’t know who we are yet to meet



3.    Goals for people we minister to: (vs. 2)


  1.  an encouraged heart
  2.  a loving unity
  3.  a complete understanding



4.  Above all else we will lift up Jesus Christ  (vs. 2,3)



5.  To gain wisdom and knowledge some things wiill seem “hidden” at least for a time (vs. 3)



6.  We must watch out for deceit and arguments (vs. 4)