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A New Pattern for Living - Colossians 4:2-6

Speaker
Pastor Mike

Colossians 4:2-6 instructs us how to live out our faith in the world, as new creations that we are in Christ.

Three things characterize a true follower of Jesus:

  • They are people who are devoted to prayer;
  • They are people who are devoted to proclamation of the gospel;
  • They are people who are devoted to practically living out their faith.
    • The difference Jesus makes in your life Listen

      Pastor Mike - March 03, 2024

      3 truths from the first 8 verses of Hebrews 13 - Jesus is Always Present; Jesus is Always able to Help; Jesus is Always Trustworthy
    • The Patience of Christ and Holy Spirit Listen

      Pastor Mike - February 18, 2024

      Christ in us; Holy Spirit is in us to conform us to the image of Christ in Holiness and Righteousness. His sanctifying work requires lots of patience for a people that are prone to wander. But, as our Helper, Counselor, Teacher and Guide, His persevering love for us means He will succeed in accomplishing the work of making us like Jesus - His loving patience will get it done!
    • God is our defender because He loves us Listen

      Pastor Mike - February 04, 2024

      God loves His people and He will do what it takes to defeat the enemy and win the victory for them. God steps in to deliver Jehoshaphat and the people of Judah from 3 approaching enemies. He stepped in when we were powerless to defeat sin, death and the devil by coming down in Jesus to do what we could not do for ourselves. He is our deliverer and ever present help in times of need! Exodus 14 & 15; Psalm 18; 2 Chronicles 20
    • How great the Father's love for us Listen

      Pastor Mike - January 21, 2024

      When you read the word of God, you can see the authors are amazed by the love of God revealed in the gospel of Jesus Christ. As they write, they seem to shout in awe, as they exclaim the magnitude of God's love:  1John 3:1 - God's love is our identity - it is the reason we are children of God Ephesians 2:4-5; 3:17-19 - God's love is our life - as we comprehend it we experience the fullness of God Romans 8:28-39 - God's love is our victory (Rom. 8:37)
    • He makes rivers in the desert Listen

      Pastor Mike - January 07, 2024

      Isaiah 43 is a remarkable passage of hope and encouragement for those who are facing trials. 2024 has started out for many to be a difficult year with sickness, bad news, trials of various kinds. Our text today reveals that in the middle of difficult desert experiences, our God is able to make rivers flow. (Listen for Wendy's encouraging word at the end of the sermon!) If you want to overcome, do you:  Know your God Know you're God's Know your God is with you Know your God is able
    • The Prince of Peace offers peace Listen

      Pastor Mike - December 24, 2023

      God sent Jesus into the world to offer forgiveness of sins, restoration of relationships, healing of the heart and peace between us and God, us and others, and within ourselves. Jesus is peace and the cross is the means by which we experience peace. That is the message of Christmas!
    • The Real Meaning of Christmas Listen

      Pastor Mike - December 10, 2023

      God sent Jesus to be King of a people. Is He your King? Use Powerpoint to follow
    • Path into His presence Listen

      Pastor Mike - November 26, 2023

      The Tabernacle of the Old Testament reveals Christ in all His glory, and provides for us a pattern to get into the presence of God so we can hear His voice for such a time as this. The path to God is one of holiness without which no one will see the Lord. Christ is our path to the Holy of Holies. Sermon powerpoint attached.
    • What in the world is happening Listen

      Pastor Mike - November 12, 2023

      Are we living in Revelation 6? The state of our world and it's future is described on the pages of the Word of God. He holds the whole world together and has prophesied, with incredible detail, what is about to take place. We are living in the last days! It's time for the church to wake up, stand firm and preach Christ! The war in Gaza could lead to many fulfilled prophecies that will soon usher in the return of Christ. Today we just lay a foundation for a prophetic series on what will surely happen according to the word of God as the prophecies unfold before our eyes.
    • The fruit of really loving each other is prayer Listen

      Wendy Tolmie - October 29, 2023

      Do we long to see each other? Are we truly united in our hearts by Christ's love for us, and united in our mission to make Him known? Philippians 1:1-11 shows us how much Paul loved the believers in Philippi. What would our churches be like, if we really loved each other with Christ's love?
    • From the ghetto to the King's table Listen

      Pastor Mike - October 15, 2023

      2Samuel 9 - a Picture of God's grace, mercy and redemption through Christ. Are you living in the ghetto or dining at the King's table? Accept the invitation to be raised up out of your condition, and live as a son of the king!
    • Led by the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:1-16) Listen

      Pastor Mike - October 01, 2023

      "For those who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God" (Rom. 8:14) - what does Holy Spirit lead us into: The person and work of Christ - no condemnation in Christ (8:1-4) The Mind of Christ - Led in to holiness by the Spirit not the flesh because of Who lives in us! (8:5-10) True Life - New creation life, eternal life, abundant life is all ours because of the work of the Spirit of Christ (8:10b-13) Sonship - from slave to the law, to child of God with a new identity and future because of the Spirit of God in us guaranteeing our inheritance (8:13-16)
    • God our Refuge, Jesus our Hiding Place Listen

      Pastor Mike - September 17, 2023

      From Psalm 91 - Do we want to stay in the courtyard, or dwell in the secret place of the Most High?
    • Am I a real follower of Jesus Listen

      Pastor Mike - September 03, 2023

      John was very clear in his letter 1st John to identify those who were in the faith because of the work of Christ in their lives. Their fruit was evidence that they were not impostors. Will you pass the test to make sure you are in the faith, and part of the family of God? This interactive sermon looks at the marks of a true follower of Jesus: Saved by faith in the finished work of Christ, obedience to His commands, love for the family of God, an accurate understanding of the Godhead, and the indwelling presence of Christ and Holy Spirit, etc.
    • For such a time as this - it's your time Listen

      Pastor Mike - August 20, 2023

      We learn from scripture that it is always time for God's people to stand up against worldly powers to bring change and transformation to the world in which we live. Sadly the world seems to be telling the church what to believe and how to act. It is time for the church to be the church, and to take our rightful place as sons and daughters of the King who turn our world upside down with truth and righteousness. Mordecai and Esther were raised up "for such a time as this" and so are you. Time to be brave and impact the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ!
    • My God is King Listen

      Pastor Mike - August 06, 2023

      Naomi is in the land of hardship, suffering the consequences of the sin around her. She needs to get back to her people, and back under the blessing of her God. The book of Ruth is the story of Naomi's journey from bitterness to blessing - a transformation that takes place because she made a choice to allow Yahweh to restore her life. God can do the same for you if you make God your King.
    • Wake Up!!! Jesus is Coming!!! Listen

      Wendy Tolmie - July 23, 2023

      Do you love Jesus? Do you love Him so much, that you just can't wait to see Him? If you answered "yes", then you will be living for Him, obeying Him and making Him known to others by making disciples. As a follower of Jesus, Jesus should be the reason we live and move and have our being. Is He the desire of our heart, as He was for the Apostle Paul in 2nd Timothy 4:8
    • We are children of the Father Listen

      Pastor Mike - July 09, 2023

      Matthew 18:1-14 - Jesus teaches His disciples that the Kingdom is not about who is best, but who is least - a child is our example.
    • Gospel of love and grace Listen

      Pastor Mike - June 25, 2023

      Romans - the good news that God saves sinners through the finished work of His Son. His grace and love are to be received and believed.
    • God hears us; God sees us; God knows us; God cares; God will perform His will no matter the trials Listen

      Pastor Mike - June 11, 2023

      Hagar and Sarah are examples to us of God being faithful to fulfill His promises despite the circumstances. God has chosen them, and intimately watches over them to bring about His purposes. (Genesis 16 & 21)
    • God is our supply for everything Listen

      Pastor Mike - May 28, 2023

      2Corinthians 9:8-11 - a powerful passage on an all powerful God who supplies every grace needed for every situation for us to be a blessing and bring Him glory
    • A Genuine Faith, transferred from Mom Listen

      Pastor Mike - May 14, 2023

      What is a genuine faith, that is "not hypocritical"? 1st and 2nd Timothy reveal what true faith entails. For Timothy, his true faith began in his home with his godly mother and grandmother. Mom's are invaluable in ensuring that their children discover a true persevering faith in Christ. 2Tim. 1:5; 2Tim. 3:15-17; Acts 16:1
    • Perseverance Listen

      Wendy Tolmie - April 23, 2023

      A timely word that teaches us from the Word of God how to keep going in trials and tribulations, welcoming hardships as a way for God to make us more like Jesus!
    • The Power of the Resurrection Listen

      Pastor Mike - April 09, 2023

      The power of the resurrection was not only displayed by the Godhead on the day Jesus was raised from the dead, but it is continually on display as followers of Jesus live in the Power of the Resurrection
    • Freedom House Church - it's about the kingdom Listen

      Pastor Mike - March 26, 2023

      Jesus said He would build His church, so that it could declare the Kingdom and the King.  We exist to fulfill the great commission Christ left us with, in His power and authority. That's why we exist. We are not called to preach the church, nor seek the church, but to demonstrate the kingdom of God to a world living in the kingdom of darkness.
    • God is our refuge and help in turbulent times Listen

      Pastor Mike - March 12, 2023

      Comfort, Comfort yourself in the fact that God is trustworthy,  sovereign, all powerful God who controls all the leaders of the world, He is the beginning and the end, the everlasting and eternal Holy One of Israel who can get us to the finish line. Let us turn from dead idols and put our faith in our faithful God.
    • Father God will not abandon His children Listen

      Pastor Mike - February 26, 2023

      Isaiah 40 is a turning point in Isaiah's message. It describes a God who wants to comfort, care for, protect and guide His people. He is a Sovereign King, a Good Shepherd and a Faithful Promise Keeper. He will strengthen us in the difficult times, and comfort us on the journey into glory.  Hallelujah!
    • The bride makes herself ready Listen

      Pastor Mike - February 12, 2023

      Revelation 19 is the picture of the reunion of the Bride with her Groom. She has made herself ready. What do we need to change to make ourselves ready to meet Him - forsake the world and the things of the world - devote ourselves fully to our King and Bridegroom.
    • The God who touches to heal Listen

      Pastor Mike - January 22, 2023

      The laying on of hands for healing  is foundational teaching that Jesus modeled, the early church walked in, and the church today is commanded to do as part of declaring and demonstrating  the Gospel of the kingdom to the world. It is time for us to get back to our calling - do we really believe James 5, and Mark 16? Let's be the church!
    • The four (maybe five) faces of Jesus Listen

      Pastor Mike - January 08, 2023

      Isaiah 9:6 & 7 declare Jesus to be the Son who will one day reign and rule! It gives Him four or five titles that describe who He is: Wonderful, Counselor, Almighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. As Followers of Jesus we ought to desire to know Him as all of these.
    • When God breaks into your life Listen

      Pastor Mike - December 11, 2022

      In Luke chapter 1 is a story of Zach and Elizabeth, a couple living in shame and disgrace because they could have no children. They are a picture of a people who appeared to be abandoned by their God for He had not spoken for over 400 years. Then one day....in answer to Zach and Liz's prayers, and the prayer of His own people, God shows up! Their story is our story. God is faithful and His timing is perfect!
    • Living in Awe Listen

      Pastor Mike - November 27, 2022

      God is Moving!!! He has always been on the move seeking and saving. But it seems that as He has in various times and places, He is moving by His Spirit again in these days. I am continually hearing of salvations and deliverances in and through Christ. Acts 2 records a move of God that changed the lives of all involved. A harvest of souls was brought in then, and it is happening again today. Listen and be encouraged!
    • A Tale of Two Kingdoms Listen

      Alberto Salguero - November 13, 2022

      Alberto brings us a great word on the difference between money and wealth, and God's perspective on how to steward what He has given us as His children.  There are two kingdoms; which one do you live from?
    • The End is Near - Let's be the Church Listen

      Pastor Mike - October 24, 2022

      1Peter 4:7-11 instructs us how we should live in a godless world. Love God; Love and serve our fellow believers to the glory of Christ.
    • Enough is enough (Exodus 1 & 2) Listen

      Pastor Mike - October 09, 2022

      Do you have a line in the sand that people are not allowed to cross? What are you willing to do by faith when someone crosses that line? For the women of the opening 2 chapters of Exodus, Pharaoh had crossed that line. They by faith, were willing to defy the king's order to honor God and further His kingdom. It is time for the church to do the same...Obey God not man! How 'bout you?
    • Willing Troops Listen

      Pastor Mike - September 25, 2022

      Psalm 110:3 describes a chosen people following their King into battle - these individuals are willing to fight; set apart from the world, holy unto God; and filled with fresh fire and empowerment for the battle. It is time for followers of Jesus to rise up and advance the kingdom of our King, and resist the enemy advance on every front!
    • Return to me, says the Lord Listen

      Pastor Mike - September 11, 2022

      Malchi, the last book of the Old Testament, is a call to true worship of the King of the Universe, who deserves complete devotion and obedience. God does not want half hearted devotion, but a people who bring glory to His name. Are you a Sunday Christian only? Allow the Purifier to change your heart, and return to the Lord.
    • The King is Coming Listen

      Pastor Mike - August 28, 2022

      The Book of Zechariah is one of the most encouraging books in the Bible. It is written to encourage a people to keep doing God's work, by focusing on God's future plan for His people and not the immediate circumstance we find ourselves in. Jesus is coming back! He will save and deliver His people! Press on till the end!
    • "I am with you", says the Lord Listen

      Dr. Wendy Tolmie - August 12, 2022

      A call to the Church to focus on the Lord's work, not our own. When we work for Him and His kingdom, He promises to be with us. Dr. Wendy Tolmie preaches from the book of Haggai. A great, timely word for the church of 2022.
    • Intimacy through purification Listen

      Pastor Mike - July 24, 2022

      Zephaniah, a prophet who teamed up with a righteous King Josiah, to call the people back to God, by proclaiming the word of the Lord, repentance and the hope and joy of a victorious Savior who desires to sing over His people with songs of love and joy.
    • Habakkuk - the righteous will live by faith Listen

      Pastor Mike - July 10, 2022

      Let's put our trust in God and His promises, not on man nor be afraid by what we see happening.
    • Nahum - God will judge sin and deliver His people Listen

      Pastor Mike - June 26, 2022

      This prophet speaks to our culture today in that he clearly announces a day when God will no longer tolerate the blatant sins of a nation, and surely bring judgment upon it. Canada and USA wake up!!!
    • Who is like God? Listen

      Pastor Mike - June 12, 2022

      Micah was a prophet to God's people to declare their condition, the judgment coming because of their sins, but more importantly, he had a message of hope announcing a coming Deliverer and Shepherd to redeem His people and lead them to Zion. What a message for the faithful in the church who are persevering through to the end! Keep Following Jesus!
    • What side are you on? Listen

      Pastor Mike - May 22, 2022

      Obadiah - a book declaring the Kingdom is promised to God's people, but judgment reserved for those who reject God, and don't do as He says.  Key Issues: Deal with your pride How do you treat your brother What side of eternity will you be on Choose jesus and experience the Kingdom of God!
    • Joel: A Message to all generations Listen

      Pastor Mike - May 08, 2022

      Mother's Day: a day to honor our moms. Joel, even though a book of judgment for sin, has a message of hope and instruction to parents, as it encourages us to turn to the Lord.
    • Let us press on to know the Lord (Hosea 6:3) Listen

      Dr. Wendy Tolmie - April 24, 2022

      Today's sermon is preached by Dr. Wendy Tolmie. It is on the whole book of Hosea - A story of how much God loves His people, is jealous for them, but they continue to reject Him, event commit spiritual adultery against Him. Yet, despite God's anger and judgment, He continues to extend mercy and grace, and desires them as a pure spotless bride. What a message to today's church! 
    • Prepare to meet thy God Listen

      Pastor Mike - April 10, 2022

      A message from the book of Amos, addressing issues in the Church, God's people - sexual sin, abuse of the needy and poor, luxurious living and false worship. What plagued Israel 2800 years ago, still plagues God's people today. God is calling us to repentance and true faith in Him.
    • Foe God so loved the world! Jonah 1-4 Listen

      Pastor Mike - March 27, 2022

      The book of Jonah is the story of a follower of God, who does not want others to be saved. He knows the truth; his theology is good, but his life does not result in sharing the good news revealed to him, with those who need to hear it. What a message to a church, that is amiss on fulfilling the great commission it has been given. Read Jonah and realize that as a follower of Jesus, we might not be much different.
    • Being The Body - Colossians 4:7-18 Listen

      Pastor Mike - March 13, 2022

      The last 12 verses of Colossians teach us that being the church involves being a body where each member does its work. We meet a whole team of people who were necessary to make the body run healthy and strong. They were committed, in love with Jesus and each other, and faithful.
    • A New Pattern for Living - Colossians 4:2-6 Listen

      Pastor Mike - February 27, 2022

      Colossians 4:2-6 instructs us how to live out our faith in the world, as new creations that we are in Christ. Three things characterize a true follower of Jesus: They are people who are devoted to prayer; They are people who are devoted to proclamation of the gospel; They are people who are devoted to practically living out their faith.
    • Jesus makes a home new Listen

      Pastor Mike - February 13, 2022

      The first two and a half chapters of Colossians talk about Jesus as the Pre-eminent One at the center of everything and Lord of our lives as His followers. In Chapter 3:18-4:1, that truth changes a family and a home. 
    • The Importance of Together (Col. 3:12-17) Listen

      Pastor Mike - January 30, 2022

      The truckers' freedom convoy happening in Ottawa has united millions of people together for a common cause. It is time for the church to unite and declare freedom in Christ. There is power in numbers! Colossians 3:12-17 is a passage encouraging unity amongst believers, working together to serve one another. The church needs to rise up and demonstrate the importance of living life together, not in isolation and division.
    • Putting on the new Listen

      Pastor Mike - January 23, 2022

      Colossians 3 describes our position in Christ, raised up with Him, seated on the throne. Our physical person has to line up with our heavenly reality. That is achieved by "putting off the old me" and "putting on the new me" as I let God do His pruning transformative work in me. I need to submit to Him, to mold me into the image of His Son. (Col. 3:1-14)
    • Above Listen

      Pastor Mike - December 26, 2021

      Colossians 3:1-4 - If there was ever a time to focus on Jesus, this is it. We are raised with Christ and seated with Him in heaven. If that is where we are, why do spend so much time chasing the world, and so little time seeking Him, and the things of heaven. Let's agree that it's time for a shift! ps. sorry about the sound quality
    • Running from the law - Colossians 2:16-23 Listen

      Pastor Mike - November 28, 2021

      Legalism and mysticism can be heavy burdens to carry, especially for the young Christian. No one should be bound by someone's false expectations. Let us strive toward freedom in Christ, led by Holy Spirit, building each other up, growing together in our love for Jesus and one another.
    • Jesus Purchased our Pardon - We're Free!!! Listen

      Pastor Mike - November 14, 2021

      Anothere amazing Gospel passage on the work of Christ to free the sinner - Colossians 2:9-15
    • Christ is the wisdom and truth of God - Col. 2:1-10 Listen

      Pastor Mike - October 24, 2021

      Today's sermon begins with three prophetic words delivered by three different people, warning the Church of difficult times ahead. Although things will be challenging, we are reminded that the battle belongs to the Lord. Our madate in overcoming the deception and delusion all around us is to KNOW Christ. Do you really KNOW Christ as truth, to be able to discern the error?
    • Love, peace and unity - Colossians 1:28-2:7 Listen

      October 12, 2021

      This teaching starts out with a word for the church for today - a warning we have been hearing along with others in the body of Christ. Then the teaching focusses on maintaining a spirit of unity, through the bond of peace and love, especially in our relationships.
    • It's time to rise up Church! Listen

      Pastor Mike - September 26, 2021

      We are living in crazy times of pandemic and fear. The world is quickly changing and devolving towards a one world government, and persecution of the church is right on the horizon. It is time for the Church to be the Church! Using Paul as an example in Colossians 1:23-29, we can see that we are called to warn and teach as he did, and prepare for what is ahead.
    • Reconciled as Friends of God Listen

      September 06, 2021

      It is incredible what Christ purchased for us on the cross. Today we learn about reconciliation.
    • Redemption and the Redeemer Listen

      Pastor Mike - August 22, 2021

      The incredible work and person of God the Son is described in Colossians 1:13-20.
    • Pleasing Jesus Listen

      Pastor Mike - August 08, 2021

      To know Christ is to know His will - what He expects of you. When you have this understanding, you will live a life that pleases Him. Colossians 1:9-12
    • Colossians 1:1-8 Introduction Listen

      Pastor Mike - July 25, 2021

      NEW: SERMON SERIES ON COLOSSIANS This Book, written by the Apostle Paul, deals with heresies and false teaching in the church. It speaks to our day and addresses the issue of how to deal with dangerous teaching that leads Christians into confusion and defection. This first sermon introduces the main characters, and the heart of the book - it's about Jesus...period!