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Unusual and Refreshing
THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2011
Posted by: Clovis Evangelical Free Church | more..
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This past Sunday, I began a teaching series at CEFC through the book of Colossians. We are excited about this journey together, especially with the theme of our study being "In All Things, Christ Supreme!" (Col 1:18)

Part of the introductory sermon was very unusual. After giving an overview of background, context, and theme, I simply read through the book of Colossians to our church Body! I say this is unusual because I don't know if I have ever heard a pastor read a book of the Bible to the church. It was a joy for me to read Scripture to our fellowship, and it was well received.

So why do such a thing? There are four reasons I decided to read the whole letter to our church as part of our introduction to the book.

First, reading a book is a great way to study a book! Second, in 1 Tim 4:13, Paul instructs Timothy, "devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture..." Third, I wanted the church to see for themselves how Paul magnifies Christ extensively in this letter! In almost every verse he speaks of Christ in some way, always pointing to the sufficiency and supremacy of Christ! Just hearing Paul's firm confidence in Christ is inspiring and upbuilding for our faith. Fourth, the first recipients of this letter would have received it just this way, by hearing it read not by reading it (Col 4:16).

I say unusual - for us. This would not have been unusual in the first century church.

I say refreshing because we just simply allowed the reading of the Word to do its work in our lives and fellowship. I believe we left encouraged, inspired, and understanding to an even greater degree "In All Things, Christ Supreme!"

You can listen to last week's message here.

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This was a very interesting post and I do feel that if you are going to study a book it does make it more meaningful to read it. I am going to go through and listen to this series. It sounds like the Lord is truly blessing the church. May God continue to bless.

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