A New Assignment: Living Life to the Fullest - A Study on Colossians by Rick Ferguson

A New Assignment: Living Life to the Fullest - A Study on Colossians
Rick Ferguson
Colossians 1:1

Question: Has there ever been a time in your life when you felt as though something was missing? Life had lost its:


It may have not been so much that things were going wrong in your life ... it just seemed something wasn't quite right. Life had left you with a nagging, persistent, empty, hollow feeling on the inside.

More than once I have had people tell me ''Pastor, I have everything it should take in order to make a person happy. But I am not happy. Something is missing. I look at all the things I have and say to myself, ''There has to be more to life than this!''

Tonight, I want to take you to a book of the Bible that can give us the answer to what is missing in our lives. It tells us the key ingredient for living a complete fulfilled satisfying, contented life. I speak of the book of Colossians ... a brief book in the New Testament - only 4 chapters long. Though it is small, it is as powerful as dynamite. It is one of the greatest books in all the Bible.

The central theme of Colossians simply is this - ''How To Live Life To It's Fullest.'' The key verses for the entire book are found in Col. 2: 9 - 10.

Col. 2:9 - 10 ''For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form,'' (10)''and you have been given the fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.''

Two obvious truths are taught here:
1. In Christ dwells the completeness, fullness of God. He is fully God.
2. In Christ we find completeness, fullness.

The simple, clear point is this - outside of Christ it is impossible to live life to it's fullness. Only in Christ do we find fullness of life!
1. The predominate theme of Colossians is the preeminence of Christ.
2. The practical application of Colossians is ''in Christ we have life to it's very fullest!''

''Something More'' Heresy

Now, let me take a ...

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