Col 1:9-12, 15-20; 2:1-3,9; Heb 2:7, 17; Eph 1:7-8, 13-14, 22-23; 3:1-19; 4:11-16; 5:23, 28-32 ; Joh 1:14-18; Rom 3:21-24.
COL-41-180617 - length: 63:09 - taught on Jun, 17 2018
90-95% of Broward County residents are unchurched.
Over 60% list their religion as “none”.
It’s 24% nationwide.
(but 38% of 18-29 yr.-olds.)
So why are we churches fighting over the 5%??
We have a great mission field
right in our own backyard.
More than half of the people over the age of 5 in South Florida speak a language other than English at home.
Broward County residents by race and Hispanic origin (U.S. census):
37% white non-Hispanic
Christ has the preeminence now -
as far as the Father is concerned.
We have already been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb.
But the world does not yet see our redemption, because our bodies have not yet been redeemed.
COL 1:15-20 is our glorious song of praise to our Lord Jesus Christ.
In COL 1:15-17, we have God the Son in relation to the original creation.
He is presented as the Son in the Godhead.
While in COL 1:18-20, we have God the Son incarnate: God in the flesh.
He is presented as the head of the body, the church - the new creation.
In verse 18 He is called the firstborn from the dead.
This refers to the bodily resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, the God-man.
Christ is presented in His deity as supreme over the original creation.
Christ is presented in His humanity and deity as supreme over the new creation.
He is the incarnate God who bore our sins in His body on the cross (1PE 2:24).
Christ is the head of the body, the church.
In Ephesians, Paul calls this a great mystery.
Take a concordance and read all the passages in the gospel of John and the epistles about LOVE and LOVED.