Every Wednesday until May 17, 2023
6:00pm – 8:00pmCategory: Super Wednesday Bible Study | Coordinator: Greg Smith
Wednesdays, April 26 - May 17
6:00 pm Supper 6:30 pm Class
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Revolutions have never lightened the burden of tyranny; they have only shifted it to another shoulder.” George Shaw
Every once in a while, a shift happens: a child is born, a parent is dies, a job is lost, the earth shakes. Each one of these occurrences is life altering and worldview shaping.
Life just isn’t what it was supposed to be.
These shifts can happen to us individually or even to a society – big or small. But no matter the size, these shifts cause everything to be seen in a different light. What we
thought was important we find to be insignificant. What we thought was minor becomes major. In the blink of an eye everything can shift.
And, in the middle of such shifts we feel the change but often don’t know what to do about it! And, sometimes we don’t know what we can or should do about it.
Such is the case in the ancient city of Colossae. They had become comfortable with the Pax Romana, a peace of their time that was secured with the military might of Rome’s emperors. Rome, the political powerhouse, traded in currency that had PAX (peace) on one side and weapons on the other. Caesar Augustus had offered peace, provision, and forgiveness – at what cost? The Supreme Roman Emperor had no power to grant life -only to take it away. Such raw power with a veneer of goodness temps many to give up hope and veer into philosophies that diminish the importance of the present.
But, Jesus changes everything. The one who has all power not only has the power of life and death – but endures death so that we can have true life. Paul, throughout this book will point to Jesus as the way to have a Supreme life that transcends every change that we will ever face as humans.