Colossians 1:24-29 – Willing to Suffer

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

Colossians 1:21-23 – Holy, Blameless and Above Reproach

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.

Colossians 1:19-20 – All Things Reconciled Through Jesus

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

Colossians 1:18b – Jesus is Preeminent

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

Colossians 1:18a – Jesus is the Head of the Body, the Church

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

Colossians 1:15 – Fully God, Fully Man

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

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