Identity Theft 8 - Colossians 1:24-29 God Gave Us A Person (Colossians 1:24-29)Tye Riter, May 27, 2012
Pastor Tye discusses Colossians 1:24-29 and talks about why we experience afflictions and suffering, and what it means for Jesus to be in us. God didn't give us a plan, a program or a pill; He gave us a person. What does that mean and how does that impact our daily life?
24 Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church, 25 of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, 26 the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints. 27 To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. 28 Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. 29 For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me. (ESV)