Sermon preached by Matthew DelValle on April 23, 2023 at First Baptist Church in Delphi, Indiana. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠First Baptist Church⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ is an evangelical church in Delphi, Indiana helping people find and follow Jesus. Our mission is to declare God’s truth, disciple God’s people, delight in God’s Son, and display God’s glory. Join us for Sunday Worship at 10:30am. Sunday School begins at 9:30am. We gather at 103 S. Indiana Street, Delphi, Indiana 46923.

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Read our ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Statement of Faith⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.



Big Idea:  Thank God for his gracious, gospel growth in and through his people.

1.  The Priority of Thanks [Colossians 1:3]
 A.  Object
       B.  Occasion

2.  The Pattern of Transformation [Colossians 1:4–5]
       A.  Faith in the Savior
       B.  Love for the Saints
       C.  Hope of Salvation
              1)  Reserved
              2)  Revealed
              3)  Reverberated

3.  The Power of Truth [Colossians 1:5–8]
       A.  A Fruitful Message
              1)  Substance
              2)  Spread
       B.  A Faithful Messenger
              1)  Servant
              2)  Spirit