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Overwhelmed by Life, Evening 10-11-2020

Overwhelmed by Life

In a world where fear, anxiety, depression, loneliness and insecurity dominate the emotional well-being of students and young adults, what lessons can we learn from one of the wealthiest and most influential people in human history. Solomon had it all: knowledge, pleasure, influence, power, and wealth. All of these things were his, but he was overwhelmed by a foreboding sense of a life without wisdom, without joy, without purpose, without peace, and without friends. 2020 has brought clarity to the fragility of life like no year in our lifetime. Never has anxiety and fear so gripped huge portions of the population all over the world. Even America, with her wealth and technological advances, has been brought to a devastating reality of life’s harshness. Among college students, the most connected generation in world history, where every minuscule choice is broadcast over social media, there is a pervasive sense of loneliness and being disconnected. Where do we find hope?  Where can we find answers to these pressing challenges?  Join us as we consider the insightful blog posts (The Book of Ecclesiastes) of the wealthiest man on the planet, King Solomon
 
October 11, Week 1 Worship Theme: Knowledge without Wisdom, Ecclesiastes 1
College: Food, Fellowship and Q&A afterward 
 
October 18, Week 2 Worship Theme: Pleasure without Joy, Ecclesiastes 2
College: Food, Fellowship and Q&A afterward
 
October 25, Week 3 Worship Theme: Influence without Purpose, Ecclesiastes 3
College: Food, Fellowship and Q&A afterward
 
November 1, Week 4, Worship Theme: Power without Peace, Ecclesiastes 4
College: Food, Fellowship and Q&A afterward
 
November 8, Week 5 Worship Theme: Wealth without Friendship, Ecclesiastes 5
College: Food, Fellowship and Q&A afterward
 
November 13-14 College Retreat: How to Read the Bible for All It’s Worth 
 
November 15, Night of Praise
College: Food, Fellowship and Q&A afterward
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Christ Our All in All, 10-4-2020

I.    Theme of the Entire Book, Colossians 2:6-7 
 
II.   Warning About False Teachings, Colossians 2:8 
 
III.  Christ, Our Remedy for False Teaching, Colossians 2:9-15 
 
IV.  Specifics of the False Teachings, Colossians 2:11-12, 16-22

       A. The commandment regarding circumcision,
           Colossians 2:11-12
 
       B. The commandments regarding food, Colossians 2:16
 
       C. The commandments regarding festivals or new moon
           or Sabbath day, Colossians 2:16
 
       D. The commandments regarding the handling, tasting
           or touching of things forbidden, Colossians 2:21-22
 
V.    The False Teachings are Powerless to Help the Believer
       in the Actual Battle with Sin, Colossians 2:23
 
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Christ Our All in All, 9-20-2020

Christ Our All in All, A Study in Colossians
Forgiving Sins, Cancelling Debts and Knocking Down Walls, Part 2
Colossians 2:11-14

  1. The Greatness of the Person of Christ

  2. In Christ, all the fullness of deity dwells in bodily form

  3. In Christ, we have our ultimate ruler and authority

  4. The Greatness of the Work of Christ

  5. In Christ, we have been made complete

  6. In Christ, we have received our right standing before God with respect to the Law (specifically the issue of circumcision)

  7. In Christ, we have been identified with Him through faith in His burial and resurrection, as reflected in the rite of baptism

  8. In Christ, we have our sins forgiven

  9. In Christ, we have our debts canceled

  10. In Christ, we have the barriers to God removed (See Ephesians 2:11-22)
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