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But Now!

[22] he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, Colossians 1:22 Thank God that there is something ‘after the ‘before!’ Before Jesus there was only alienation, hostility, and evil...

Does ‘All Things’ Mean Everyone Will Be Saved In The End?

[20] and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross. Colossians 1:20 So here’s the issue, “through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven” does that therefore...

In Him The Fullness Of God Dwells (Part 2)

[19] For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, Colossians 1:19 Also [9] For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, Colossians 2:9 Paul tells us that in Christ, "all the fullness" of God was pleased to dwell. Paul is going out of his way to...

The Pre-eminence Of Christ

[18] And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. Colossians 1:18 If it was not for texts like Colossians 1:18 I would have returned long ago to engineering and given up on...

By Him, Through Him And For Him

[16] For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. Colossians 1:16 Have you ever thought that the smallest words can have the...

Delivered From Darkness

[13] He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, Colossians 1:13 When Paul was on trial before King Agrippa he did not put up a sound defence but gave an account of what had happened to him on the road to...

Qualified By The Father

[12] giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. Colossians 1:12 Paul’s use of the word “qualified” got me thinking. I am definitely unqualified to be a surgeon in hospital but I have never been disqualified...

Pleasing To Him

[10] so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; Colossians 1:10 To all preachers, have you ever prepared a sermon and then scrapped it and started again? I have many...