Today we look at a short passage written by Paul to the church in Colossae. The thing is, Paul was in jail when he wrote it. He was in the wilderness, but he didn’t let the wilderness have the final say. Instead he used the time in jail to teach, challenge and encourage churches. God doesn’t waste time – even time in jail.

Let’s begin with Eric’s prelude, “Soon and very soon” by Andrae Crouch, arranged by Jack Schrader:

A prayer to centre us as we worship:

Our first hymn is #315, A mighty fortress is our God:

Our Scripture passage is Colossians 1:24-29

Here is the sermon, “Redeeming the wilderness,”:

Our final hymn is #461 Be thou my vision:

Until tomorrow, dear friends, keep trusting that God is redeeming the wilderness in your life!