24 April 2011

The Preeminence of Christ in Colossians

As so many celebrate His resurrection, I thought I would list what I learned in my reading of Colossians. It seemed fitting.

  • He is the visible image of God (Col 1:15)
  • He is agent of creation (Col 1:16)
  • He is the Sustainer (Col 1:17)
  • He is the Head of the Church (Col 1:18)
  • He pleases the Father (Col 1:19-20)
  • He reconciles us through His death (Col 1:21-22)
  • He lives in us as our glory of hope (Col 1:27)
  • He is the source of all treasures (Col 2:2-3)
  • The world and its philosophies will not conform to Him so we should guard against them (Col 2:8)
  • We are alive in Him (Col 2:11-13)
  • We are saved from legalism and ritualism by Him (Col 2:16-23)
  • He is our life (Col 3:3)
  • Because of Him, we can avoid immorality and serve Him as by being blessings to others. (Col 3:5-14)
  • We have the responsibility to know Him through the Scriptures and to counsel one another with the Word, demonstrate our gratitude to him by doing all things as in His name (Col 3:16-17)

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