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Christian, is your thinking and living earth-bound, or heaven-bound? That was Paul's challenge to the believers at Colosse as he exhorted them to set their minds "on things above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God."

What are those "things above" and why must they be the focus of our attention? Stay tuned for the answers, as we continue our study titled "Christ Preeminent in You."
In Colossians chapter three, God through the Apostle Paul exhorts us to "seek those things which are above, where Christ is." "Set your mind on things above," he says, "not on things on the earth." How are we to do that? What are to be the keynotes of the preeminence of Christ in the life of the believer? And, is it possible for a believer to be so heavenly-minded that the believer is no earthly good? Stay tuned for the answers to these questions, as we continue our series titled Christ Preeminent in You from the book of Colossians.
The outline of the book of Colossians can be summarized in three words: Christ's preeminence declared, defended, and demonstrated. In chapter one, the Apostle Paul declares the preeminence of Jesus Christ in all things - the Gospel, the creation, the Church, Christian ministry, and the world to come. In chapter two, he defends the preeminence of Christ against Satan's triple threats of worldly philosophy, legalism, and man-made doctrines. In chapters three and four, Paul sets forth the preeminence of Christ as it is to be demonstrated in the life and thinking of every believer.

In chapters three and four, we shall see that the Christian's conduct, character, home life, work, witness, and service - every aspect of our living and thinking - must be a daily, practical demonstration of the preeminence of the Lord Jesus Christ to our fellow believers and the watching world. He must be preeminent in all these things, because He must be preeminent in us.
What is the nature of Scripture -- the Book that we hold in our hands? How are we to use the Bible in our daily lives, and in the life of the church?

These are critical questions for the church in all ages, and they are especially critical in the times in which we live. There is a great deal of confusion about these two questions in the church today, and many wrong answers are widely circulated. We need to be sure of the right answer.
When we first began the Scripture-Driven Church broadcast several years ago, the first ten messages we produced were a series titled "What Does It Mean To Be A Scripture-Driven Church?" Some of the archived recordings of that series are of rather poor audio quality. But even so, over the years it has been the most-listened-to series in our archive, and also the most-request resource on CD.

Today we present the first message in an updated version of that series. We have added new content to the messages, and of course the audio quality is much improved. We hope this series will be a blessing, encouragement, and challenge to you.

Message number one explores the crisis state of the Evangelical church, in which the Bible has become, as one magazine puts it, "The Greatest Story Never Read."
How should a Bible-believing Christian witness to a Mormon? How should you deal with Mormon missionaries who come to your door, or Mormons you encounter in your workplace, school, or neighborhood? Stay tuned for the answer in the final message of our series, "Christianity vs. Mormonism."
Mormons call themselves "Latter-Day Saints." But what is their definition of a saint? Does it pass the Biblical test? Today we shall see that four key elements of Mormon teaching combine to put forth a false gospel that condemns rather than saves.

Mormonism's confusing and contradictory soteriology:

. denies Christ's atonement
. says that each person must atone for his own sins by works
. teaches near-universal "salvation"
. says that Mormon men will become gods ruling their own planets, while all others will be relegated to the status of second- and third-class citizens for eternity.

But what does Scripture say? Stay tuned to learn more.
Today, as Hebrews 13:9 puts it, there are "many various and strange doctrines" about the coming of Jesus Christ. Liberal theologians call Jesus "the perfect liberal" while one evangelical leader has called Him "the perfect conservative." Why are these, and so many other misrepresentations of Christ's first-advent mission, fatally flawed? Stay tuned for the answer, from the words of Christ Himself, in a special Christmas message.
Mormonism teaches a pagan counterfeit of the doctrine of the Trinity. Is this a mere theological technicality? Absolutely not! In fact, there is no salvation for sinners apart from the work of the Trinity as taught in Scripture. Stay tuned to learn more, as we continue our series, "Christianity vs. Mormonism."
One of the most confusing and contradictory areas of Mormon theology is its false doctrine of what it calls "the Holy Spirit." It is also one of the areas in which true Christians can be most easily deceived. Stay tuned to learn more as we continue our series, "Christianity vs. Mormonism."
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