The Greatest Of All

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Parting Thoughts


Colossians 4:7-18  My how time flies! It was a mere decade ago (wow) that Debbie and I moved to Burleson. And now, here we are at my last Sunday as pastor of BBC. Just as Paul often closes his letters with parting thoughts (sometimes encouraging, sometimes warning), so, too, this Sunday I want to share […]

If It Weren’t For People

Colossians 3:18-4:6  It never fails. Sunday, we hear a sermon about getting along with others. And then we get into a fight with our spouse. Or, we get into a “power play” with one of the kids. Or, we dread going in to work Monday because we don’t get along with the boss. And then, […]

Put Off, Put On

Colossians 3:1-17  When Debbie and I lived in our house, I would usually mow the lawn on Friday morning. Even though we had a small yard and I mowed and edged early in the day, I still worked up a sweat and got dirty. Then, on Friday evening, we’d often go out to eat. Not […]

Useless Rules and Regulations

Colossians 2:16-23  There’s nothing like settling for second best. Granted, “winning” isn’t everything, but what happens if you are given the best, only to say “no thanks!” I love hamburgers. But, would I take a hamburger instead of a steak, cooked and seasoned perfectly, when the steak is given to me? Not likely! Now, that […]

Firmly Rooted

Colossians 2:1-15  Whether it’s high in the mountains, close to the ocean shore, or in your backyard, trees that survive severe weather do so largely because their root system is strong. Trees that start in sand dunes rarely survive long, because their roots cannot overcome the shifting sand. The same can be said for believers. […]

Christ Above All


Colossians 1:13-23  Is Jesus “just all right?” That was my thinking about Him based on what I opted to listen to as a teenager. It was a pretty weak view of Jesus. As a result, I had no interest in Him. Weak views of Jesus usually, maybe always, lead to wrong thinking and practices. Paul […]

The Fruit of the Gospel


Colossians 1:1-12  A long time ago in an update far, far, away… Over a month ago, we started a new series with an overview of Colossians. Alas, Covid-19 jumped in and changed the roadmap! But, we’re getting back to that series this week! This week, Paul starts with giving thanks for his readers and his […]

The Big Picture

The more things change, the more they stay the same. It did not take long in church history for problems and errors to creep into the church. Many flow from an incorrect or insufficient view of Jesus’ person and work. That ends up with problems in what we expect out of our lives and how […]