SERMON: Rooted People (Colossians 1: 15 – 28)
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(Colossians 1: 15 – 28)
By Rev. Dr. Harold E. Kidd

“If you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I Paul became a minister.”

I recently returned from my Study Leave trip to Dallas, Texas in attending the Annual E.K. Bailey Preaching Conference. This year’s conference theme was focused on: Preaching Ephesians: Equipping the Church.” One of the workshops I attended was on Christian Apologetics lead by Dr. Eric Mason, of Philadelphia, PA. A primary area of Dr. Mason’s expertise is in Christian Apologetics.

Christian Apologetics is that branch of Christianity that deals with the defense and establishment of the Christian faith. Some consider it to be a field of theology which holds that every Christian should be ready and equipped to provide an answer to anyone concerning their belief in Jesus Christ and the Christian faith. As we survey the New Testament literature all of the authors were defending the faith: Paul, Peter, James, John, Jude, to name a few. They were defending the faith handed down to them in the midst of a culture that was filled with heresies, religious pluralism, false doctrines as well as false prophets who had infiltrated the churches.

Declared Paul in Ephesians 4: 13-14, “Till we all come to the unity of the faith and the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man (woman), to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness by which they lie in wait to deceive.”

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