OVERVIEW: The supremacy of Christ and his work are highlighted.
BIG IDEA: Paul expresses his thanks to the Colossian believers and highlights the supremacy of Christ and his work.
KEY VERSE: Colossians 1:13-14 (Paul’s reminder of their great blessing)
For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
I want you to know and remember what you’ve received. Think about Jesus’ work in the world and your life. Remember Jesus’ actions so that you live a life of purpose and power, and so that you endure challenges or persecution. Keep your hope in me and rejoice with others for all I have done and am yet to do. I don’t say these things to boast, but because I never want you to lose sight of Jesus’ incredible accomplishment.
You were slaves to sin. Satan trapped you in his prison of lies. You may not have been aware, but there was no escape–until Jesus. He paid your ransom price and transferred you from a prison to a palace. I adopted you as my child. We were once enemies, but now we are friends. Jesus is the head of the church and the King of the world. Don’t let life’s circumstance bring you down. You are in my forever family—give thanks and rejoice!
Pay attention to how many times you cross the street or exit the highway or change lanes or even walk from one side of a room to another. Let those ordinary, simple actions remind you that Christ has crossed you over—transferred or delivered—from Satan’s kingdom to God’s. Thank God in each of those “crossings” for what he has done for you.
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