Rooted: Closeness with Christ 28 Mar 21

(Message 5) Where do you stand with God? Does He seem close or distant? If you feel distant you’ll want to listen in as we continue to make our way through Paul’s letter to the Colossian church found in the Bible. You may just find a new or renewed sense of closeness with Christ as a result! #GCRooted

When you confront, what are you “wearing”?

  • Spite
  • Self-righteousness
  • Retaliation
  • Are you elevating yourself?


  • Love
  • Kindness
  • Gentleness
  • Are you elevating this person?


A person who is chosen to act or speak on behalf of someone else, or to serve as a symbol of something else. (Collins Dictionary)


Closeness with Christ:

  • Conflict: Something that will impede closeness
  • Catalyst: Something small that compounds a reaction in order to yield a big result


Closeness with Christ – The Conflict:

  • Unforgiveness


Αφίημι – “Aphiemi” (Forgive):
To let go, to expire, or choose to keep no longer.


Closeness with Christ – The Catalysts:

  • Thankfulness
  • Assurance


Είρήνη – “Eirene”:
A state of tranquility that comes from a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, having nothing to fear from God, and having no hostility with Him.


True worship has a price. It requires all of you.


Closeness with Christ:

  • Forgiveness
  • Thankfulness
  • Assurance


Jeff Lindholm

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