Col 1:26; 2:1-7, 18-19; 3:1-10; 4:12; Php 3:7-14, 17-21.
COL-30-180318 - length: 59:47 - taught on Mar, 18 2018
COL 1:3-6 The key expression is “the HOPE laid up for you in heaven”.
COL 1:9-12 the key is “has qualified us to share in the INHERITANCE of the saints in Light”.
COL 1:22 “ to present you before Him HOLY and BLAMELESS and BEYOND REPROACH.”
COL 1:27 the key expression is “CHRIST IN YOU, the hope of GLORY”.
COL 1:28 the key expression is “present every man COMPLETE IN CHRIST”.
The prize is attaining a FULL KNOWLEDGE of God’s MYSTERY: CHRIST.
Do you know ALL the treasures of wisdom and knowledge yet?
The prize is the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
There is so much more that still lies ahead in our Christian life on earth.
If Paul is to present us complete in Christ, we need to keep GROWING in Christ.
We keep seeking THE THINGS ABOVE, where CHRIST is.
The prize is a heavenly prize, while the striving occurs on earth.
And our very life now is hidden with Christ in God.
The new man is a new kind of humanity patterned after the humanity of Christ.
Our new man is BEING RENEWED. It is a work in progress.
The future result: a TRUE KNOWLEDGE according to the image of CHRIST.
That we may stand PERFECT, COMPLETE in all the will of God.
The great hope of being presented complete in Christ by attaining the true knowledge of God’s mystery: Christ.
Read the letter a couple of times this week.
Note each time the letter moves on to a new subject.