September 20, Reading 3 – Colossians 1:1-20

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SAA Notes

There is a great awe of Christ behind verses 15-20. The fruit of salvation for our loved ones flows from His gospel. There are excellent guidelines for prayer here and the great statement of who Christ is.

SJA Notes

“He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of the his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”

Here we see loud and clear – Jesus is our King!

God the Father has saved us from darkness into light, and so we move from one kingdom to the other.

We have a king like no other.

He is unlike any other king or power that has ever existed.

He is the image of the invisible God. The firstborn of all creation.

More, by Him all things were created.

More! These things that were created through Him, they are FOR Him.

He is before all things, and He holds all things together.

This is our King Jesus.

It is not foolish or flighty to say that He is the center and crux and pivot of time and history and creation itself.

He is the energy by which this world and all that we see and don’t see was made.

He is the power by which creation continues, even broken as it is.

And this King of Kings, God the Son, He came to earth and humbled Himself – Making peace by the blood of His cross.

What a King this is, the lamb slain from before the foundation of the world.

Let’s be encouraged and convicted to take time to ask God to open our eyes further to know Jesus better, to grow toward Him, little by little, day by day.

* Father God,

Thank You for Jesus, Your Son, through whom we have redemption – We are saved Lord, forgiven and set free! Thank You!

Please help us to see Jesus.

Please help us to point others to Jesus.

Amen.

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