In this message we explore the first part of our Vision — that we want to become a community of people who are growing in our relationships with Jesus Christ — knowing him and loving him more deeply and growing in our obedience to him. In this passage we recognize God’s call for the Colossians to live lives worthy of him and that please him. This can feel like an overwhelming weight to each one of us. But what becomes obvious as we explore this text is that the Christian life is not a matter of our efforts and straining. The good news is that God is the one who both rescues us and empowers us, transforming our lives for his glory.