Discovery Church, Discovery Prescott

Dream BIG/Stay HUMBLE – Colossians part 1

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Here is the video and talking points to this message.

“since we heard of your  faith in Christ Jesus and of your  love for all the saints; 5 because of the  hope which is laid up for you in heaven, of which you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel.”         – Colossians 1:4,5 

FUN FACTS ABOUT THE CITY OF COLOSSAE. – COLOSAL – (kolossós, “large statue, )

Maybe Colossae received it’s name from becoming large overnight .

Antiochos The Great  is said to have relocated 2000 Jewish families from Babylonia and Mesopotamia to the city.

The city was decimated by an earthquake in the 60s AD

Colossae was destroyed, ultimately, by the Turks in the 12th century

The book of Colossians was written by Paul around 60 A.D.

Paul’s name literally means “Paul the little” – or “small”.

God’s ways are not our ways.

“So the last will be first, and the first will be last.” – Matthew 20:16

“But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;” – 1 Corinthians 1:27

“if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” – Matthew 17:20

 

“O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.” – Psalm 34:3

  1. God can become small to us when we are so far away from him.

2. We need a close up picture of our creator!

3. The nearer we get to him the bigger he becomes to us.

THE CREATOR IS GREATER THAN THE UNIVERSE.

TALLER THAN TIME.

LARGER THAN HUMANITY.

BIGGER THAN OUR RESTLESSNESS.

 

1. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN  BIG STEPS INTO SMALL?

vs. 4 & 5 since we heard of your  faith in Christ Jesus and of your  love for all the saints; 5 because of the  hope which is laid up for you in heaven, of which you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel,

Which you heard in the “word of truth” of the Gospel

Our small faith becomes BIG faith

Our small love becomes BIG love.

Our small hope becomes BIG hope.

 

2. AWARENESS = NEARNESS

vs. 9 For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;

“Two men looked out from prison bars,
One saw the mud, the other saw stars.” – Dale Carnegie

 

3. THE CREATORS INTENTIONS  FOR CREATIONS ACTIONS.

Vs. 10 that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;

Our styles of relating to each other and to our creator

We all have a predominant style:
Move Against
Move Away
Move Toward

 

Conclusion: our problem .

When the pieces don’t look like the picture and the process doesn’t look like the promise .

Many of us have made it here on BROKEN PIECES.

vs. 4 & 5 since we heard of your  faith in Christ Jesus and of your  love for all the saints; 5 because of the  hope which is laid up for you in heaven, of which you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel,

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