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Colossians 1:27

July 5, 2020

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Outline of Colossians:

1.  Introduction (1:1-12)

2.  Christ’s Preeminence (1:13-2:23)

     2.1.  His work (1:13-23)

     2.2.  Paul’s proclamation (1:24-2:7)

     2.3.  His sufficiency (2:8-23)

3.  Christ in our Conduct (3:1-4:6)

     3.1.  Union with Christ (3:1-4)

     3.2.  Christ’s death (3:5-11)

     3.3.  Christ’s resurrection (3:12-4:6)

4.  Conclusion (4:7-18

Introduction ~ today we are exposed to a mystery to ponder

Context ~ the overarching theme is the supremacy of Jesus Christ

today there is more reveal more about this Person Col 1:27  

He has inaugurated the start of the Last Days Acts 2:17-18

Background ~ God’s saving purposes are revealed Isa 60:3  

false teachers have always hindered God’s will 1 Tim 4:1 

The Secret ~ is partially explained Rom 11:25 

God includes everyone in His offer of salvation Gal 3:28-29 

gospel reveals the whole picture-available to all Gal 3:13-14 

God’s Desire ~ comes into focus Col 1:27 “willed” (ἠθέλησεν)

continues idea behind “revealed” (ἐφανερώθη) Col 1:26 

God’s People ~ are offered blessings thru Jesus Eph 1:7-10 

The Revelation ~ Col 1:27b could be read “among” Matt 18:19-20  

alternatively, could be read “within” 2 Cor 13:5

a similar idea expressed for the Holy Spirit is in Eph 1:13-14 

Christ Like ~ is the end goal; to have Jesus is to be like Him Gal 2:20 

Hope ~ our expectation of  receiving glory Rom 8:22-25 

this will take place 1 Cor 15:43-44  1 Cor 15:49 

A Day Coming ~ God will reveal those who are His Rom 8:29-30 

our union w/Jesus gives confidence while we wait Rom 8:18 

the full glory of our inheritance remains Heb 9:27-28 

Application ~ our Creator Col 1:16-17 the Church’s head Col 1:18  

He is now living w/in ea believer Col 1:27  1 John 3:2   


For Contemplation:

What practical results are there for the fact of “Christ in me?”


Homiletical Idea:

Jesus indwells His followers.  Wait, what does that mean?


For Prayer:

Lord, may my life reflect the reality of your life in me.