In the section Living Word we want to provide sermon outlines to help pastors in the preparation for their important and central task of preaching. We try to provide help in the exposition and the application of the text. This week: Colossians 1:6b-7.
The application of the sermon dare not be anything alien imported into the text, as though the preacher needed to add to the contents of the text something of his own. He must on the contrary take God's Word, whose meaning in the past he has ascertained, set it unaltered and unabridged, with all its winsomeness and all its severity, in the midst of the present, and let it say to the men of the present what it said to the men of the past.
This section has articles specifically for youth. The Lord promised that the outpouring of his Spirit will affect even the youth in a wonderful way (Acts 2:17). Therefore, youth will also be interested to learn what it means to be a Christian, a follower of Jesus Christ.
You can find material here that is suitable for Bible study. The purpose of these articles is to give an overview of longer Bible passages, and is suitable for personal or group Bible study. Some of the Bible studies have questions that can be used for discussion.