Saturday, August 11, 2007

Jesus Expalined in Colossians

I wanted to start this blog with an introduction of Jesus. I went through Colossians and wrote down the passages that refered to Jesus. The references in parentheses are related passages.

1:1 Paul is Jesus’ apostle.

1:3 God is the Father of our lord Jesus Christ.

1:11 We are strengthened like Jesus for steadfastness and patience.

1:12 The Father has qualified us to share the inheritance of the saints in light. (Jesus is the light John 8:12)

1:13 We have been transferred into the kingdom of Jesus. (Matt. 3:17)

1:14 Our sins are forgiven by Jesus . (Eph 1:7)

1:15 Jesus is the image of the Father. (John 1:18)
Jesus is the first born of all creation. (Rom 8:29)

1:16 Jesus created all things. (Hebrews 1:2)

1:17 Jesus is befor all things. (John 1:1)
Jesus holds all things together. (Hebrews 1:3)

1:18 Jesus is the leader of the Church.(Eph. 1:22)
Jesus is the beginning . (John 1:1)
Jesus is the first born from the dead. (Acts 26:23)
Jesus has first place in everything.

1:19 All the fullness dwells in Jesus. (John 1:16; Eph. 1:22,23; 3:19)

1:20 Through Jesus all things are reconciled with the Father. (2 Cor 5:18)
Jesus made peace through the blood of the cross. (Eph. 2:14)

1:22 Jesus has reconciled us in His fleshly body through death.

1:27 Christ in us is the hope of glory. (Rom 5:2)

2:2 Christ is God’s mystery (1Cor. 16:25

2:3 In Jesus are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge (Isa. 11:2)

2:5 Our faith is in Christ. ( Acts 16:31)

2:6 We are to walk with Jesus the same way that we received Him. (Gal 3:2)

2:8 Let Christ be the center of your teaching and not the world. ( Gal 1:8,9)

2:9 In Jesus all the fullness of God dwells. (John 10:30)

2:10 We are made complete in Christ. (John 1:16)
Jesus is the head of all rule and authority. (Eph,. 1:21,22)

2:11,12 We are now circumcised in Christ, which is water baptism.

2:13 Jesus made us alive. (Eph. 2:5)
Jesus forgave all our transgressions. (Rev. 1:5)

2:14 Jesus canceled the certificate of debt against us.. (Eph. 2:15)

2:15 Jesus disarmed the rulers and authorities. (Heb. 2:14)

2:16,17 The Sabbath regulations are only a shadow of the reality who is Christ. (Heb. 8:5)

2:18,19 Don’t delight in regulations but in Christ. (Ps. 51:16,17)

2:20-23 Rules to regulate our actions won’t work. Dieing with Christ to the world will. (Gal. 3:2,3)

3:1 If you have been raised with Christ, seek the things above. (Matt. 6:33; 16:23)

3:3 We have died with Christ. (Gal. 2:20)
Our lives are hidden with Christ in God. (Eph 2:6)

3:4 Christ is our life. (Phil 1:21)
We will be revealed with Christ in glory. (Phil. 3:21)

3:11 Christ is all.
Christ is in all. (Heb 1:3)

3:13 Christ has forgiven us. Follow that example. (Eph. 4:32)

3:15 Let Christ’s peace rule in your hearts. (John 14:27)

3:16 Let Christ’s word richly dwell in you. (Josh. 1:8)

3:17 Do everything in the name of Jesus. (1 Cor 10:31)

3:23 Do your work for Jesus not for man. (Eph. 6:7)

3:24 Jesus will give us the reward of the inheritance. (Eph. 6:8)
It is Jesus that we serve. (Gal 1:10)