André van Oudtshoorn on Colossians 1:3-12
This sermon, part of the Christian hope from Colossians series, was preached on Sunday Morning.
Does what we will have in heaven really determine our faith and love? It seems that the gospel takes us away from who we have been and what we have done in the past and also from what we are at the moment and instead focuses our attention on what God will give us in the future and who we will be in the future. We are defined – not by our past or our present but by our future! Christian hope takes our attention away from this world, from our own weaknesses and failures and tell us that God has started a work in us and that this work will be completed in his time.