*This is a re-blog from Feb. 2017*
I taught a 5 week series at my church on Colossians. I gave this out on the last day to remind participants of key points. Here it is for you. I’ve put it in the “It’s about Jesus” category. Look there for other posts about Jesus, including 2 about Christ in Colossians.
Jesus is the image of the invisible God, the agent of creation, the sustainer of creation, the head of the church…so that in everything he might have the supremacy. Jesus is your rescuer, your redeemer, your reconciler, your hope of glory, your source of power. Jesus is your life, and you are complete in him.
Col. 1:15-23,27-29; 2:10; 3:4.
Be grounded in Christ. Live your life in him, rooted and built up in him. Col. 2:5-10.
Be thankful. Overflow with gratitude in your heart. Col. 1:3,12; 2:7; 3:15-17; 4:2.
Be prayerful about spiritual and eternal matters. Col. 1:9-14; 4:2-4
Be alert for hollow and deceptive philosophy. Be on guard against false humility. Col. 2:4, 8, 20-23
Be growing in the knowledge of God. Col. 1:9-10; 2:2-3; 3:2
Be clothed in your new self, and reflect Jesus in your family and community. Col. 3:10-14; 3:18-4:6
“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed,
do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus.”