Now You See

Tom Harding

Sermon Notes

Have you ever wanted something to be different, made some changes, then tapped out?


Colossians 1:15–17 (NLT)

15 Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, 16 for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see— such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him. 17 He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together.


Colossians 1:27 (NLT)

27 . . . this is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory.


Colossians 2:2–3 (NLT)

2 I want them (Christians) to be encouraged and knit together by strong ties of love. I want them to have complete confidence that they understand God’s mysterious plan, which is Christ himself. 3 In him lie hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.


Colossians 2:8 (NLT)

8 Don’t let anyone capture (Trap) you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ.


Colossians 3:1–2 (NLT) Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. 2 Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.


Pay attention to how you are thinking.


Proverbs 4:7 (NLT)

7 Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do! And whatever else you do, develop good judgment.


Matthew 4:17 (NLT)

17 From then on Jesus began to preach, “Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near.”


Luke 13:3 (NIV84)

3 I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.


John 17:3 (NLT)

3 And this is the way to have eternal life—to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth.


  • Sticks and Stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.
  • The customer is always right.
  • Slow and steady wins the race (unless you’re racing).


Have you ever wanted something to be different, made some changes, then tapped out?


Colossians 2:22–23 (NLT)

22 Such rules are mere human teachings about things that deteriorate as we use them. 23 These rules may seem wise because they require strong devotion, pious self-denial, and severe bodily discipline. But they provide no help in conquering a person’s evil desires.


Romans 12:2 (NLT)

2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.