Weekly Rap-Up with Json
The Colossian church was being tested by the agnostics. They were beginning to wander from their beliefs in Christ and the gospel that Paul gave them. So in his letter to the church, Paul reaches out to them in correction.
(Note: Some of the first verse information come from New Testament introduction by D.A. Carson.)
Let No Man (Colossians)
It’s been pressed upon my heart to write to all of my fellow brethren in Christ. Epaphras brought me a concern. My hope is shedding some light (4:12). It’s tight to see your faith but I have an alt with you Colossians. The problem is your faith is being wavered by the agnostics; allowing them to teach you matters evil at best. and since our bodies are matter God couldn’t be in the flesh. Their denying the fact that Christ was fully God and fully man. I fully stand saying who teaches this should be fully damned. I also understand your fallen in legalism, believing to be forgiven. Your in need of circumcision (2:11). But I want you to grow in wisdom and truth. Having knowledge of His will bearing spiritual fruit (1:9-11). But still and all I thank God for the light He’s given ya’ll. I haven’t ceased praying for you daily while in these prison walls (1:3-4). But these are some of the reasons I chose to write this text. So take heed as you read and believe through Christ alone your blessed.
Christ the Son of Man the Lamb But still God. Let no man persuade you different than this. King of Kings. Lord of Lords. He is. Let no Man persuade you different than this. So stand firm in the faith. So stand firm in the faith. So stand firm. Let no Man persuade you different than this. Let no man persuade you different than this. He’s the full essence of God man in bodily form.
Now concerning this issue of Christ He is the exact image of the invisible. God who is Spirit through Christ has become visible (1:15-16). Son of God first born of us all and it’s not literal. He’s chronologically first the best way to keep it biblical (1:15). So what I’m saying is He was here before all beings. And Christ was not created but He has created all things (1:16) and provided all means needed to save men. We’re stainless alone through Him, we’re holy and blameless (1:19). He’s the Head of the church, we’re just the body that’s formed. He’s the full essence of God man in bodily form (1:18; 2:9). I want you to see that Christ even rules in His seniority. Angels give Him the glory creation sees His authority (1:18;2:18). Christ has prevailed over the law of the lost and yes He has paid your ransom its nailed to the cross (2:13-15). I want you to know I write this so no man can persuade you. But you’ll stand firm in the Son who was crushed to save you (Col:4:12).
So if you were truly buried in baptism with Him and was raised up. Just as He has risen His will change us (2:20;3:1). Our aim thus is changed up to seek the things. That are above, our lives loves to please the King (3:1-2). Now were committed to putting to death our members and every evil desire that’s springing up from within us (3:5). Our goal as believers, you know our whole plan, is daily look more like Christ and put off the old man (3:8-9). Put on the new man the seeks to use. And stand firm there is no distinction between Greek and Jew (3:10-11). The peace is through what was done. The lies should stop. Salvation is through the son, circumcised or not (3:11). Let His word dwell in you richly to show that you’ve known Christ. Just as sure as you’ve grown right, fruit will show in your home life (3:16, 3:18-21). I pray this encourages you when this is recieved by Tychicus. Written by Paul’s hand remember my imprisonment (4:7,18).