Paul suffered and was afflicted as a backdrop for the epic story of love, the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This mystery of the Good News — Christ in us — has been brought to us by messengers stewarding the Word of God, teaching it to us, just as we should be careful to grow others… Continue Reading
Christ is preeminent, but apart from Christ we were a sinful little speck. Because of what Christ has done for His people, they are holy, blameless and above reproach. This is all true IF Jesus has in fact justified you, starting the work of sanctification in you until the day you see Him face-to-face.
Jesus was fully God and fully man, and it was the Father’s pleasure to have the fullness of deity dwell in Christ. He was pleased because Jesus was the only perfect and able person to accomplish salvation through complete obedience, even unto death on the cross. It is through Jesus that all things in heaven… Continue Reading
Jesus is the beginning. That is, He is not only eternal but also the Ruler above all rulers — The King of kings, the Lord of lords, the God above every other god, which are not even true gods at all. In addition, He was the first to overcome death, and His resurrection was an… Continue Reading
The Church has been called out of sin, death, the world and the dominion of darkness. Being called out does not place the believer into an individualistic spiritual journey, but rather the Body of Christ through the Spirit of God. The Body has Jesus as its head, both in terms of His absolute authority and… Continue Reading
Continuing to expand on the supremacy of Jesus, Paul writes of Jesus being before all things and that He Holds all things together. The other Scriptures also confirm these statements by saying Jesus has always existed and will always exist, while also keeping all things in creation held together by the powerful “glue” of His… Continue Reading
Paul continues to reveal the fullness of who Jesus is and what He’s done. In describing Jesus as “the image of the invisible God” and “the firstborn over all creation”, Paul authoritatively summarizes what all the Scriptures teach: Jesus is fully God and fully man.
Colossians 1:11-14 – Qualified Through Christ “…being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy; giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to… Continue Reading
An Eternal Resurrection
Spring Revival 2017 with Adrian Dixon – Part 4