Sunday, May 07, 2006

PREACHING THIS MORNING...'The Kingdom of His Dear Son', from Colossians 1:13-14, the second in my Colossians series: God's great rescue of man from the clutches of darkness, transferring us into the kingdom of His Son, which will stand forever.

3 comments:

susanna in alabama said...

I feel a cold coming on *cough cough* I don't know that I can make it this morning... maybe if I just read the Scripture it would be just as good??

Chris Cotten said...

So, what do you make of the concept of "kingdom" in Paul? Is it the church and only the church? Or more? Or less?

Alan said...

Well everyone knows the kingdom and the church are exactly the same thing.

Actually, I don't think I mentioned the word 'church' the entire sermon. My point, which I think was Paul's, is the contrast between the 'domain of darkness' (the rule of Satan) with the kingdom, or rule, of Christ. I also brought in the idea of darkness vs. light (see Col. 1:12).

God has rescued us from Satan's rule, making us qualified for eternal life with him by transferring us to the rule of His Son. That rescue was made possible by the ransom paid on the cross.