2Colossians 1:19-20CHRIST19 For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell,20 and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.
3Colossians 1:21-2321 And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled22 in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight—
4Colossians 1:21-2323 if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister.
5The Father (Col. 1:19-20) The Son (Col. 1:14-18) FATHER Planned redemption, Eph. 1:3-12Gives inheritance, Col. 1:12Praise, honor and glory, Col. 1:12Redemption, 1:14Revelation, 1:15Preeminence, 1:15-18Over all creationVisible & invisibleThe churchThe beginningSON (Rom. 5:6-8)“In Him…” Col. 1:19“By Him…” Col. 1:20
6The Son, Jesus Christ In Him, Col. 1:19. ALL FULLNESS DWELLS en – “preposition denoting (fixed) position…and (by implication) instrumentality”By Him, Col. 1:20. RECONCILIATION -- made peace, Rom. 5:8-11; Eph. 2:13-18dia – “preposition denoting the channel of an act; by means of”
7You (Col. 1:21-23)Once were…Alienated: Shut out from one’s fellowship and intimacyEnemies: Hostile, hating & opposing God due to sinIn your mind, Ephesians 2:3; 4:17-18Wicked works, Ephesians 2:1-3; 4:19
8You (Col. 1:21-23) Now (the Son has)… Reconciled you, Romans 5:9-10 Present you holy, blameless & above reproach in His sight, Eph. 5:25-27Rejoice, Romans 5:10-11 (2)
9You (Col. 1:21-23) Conditional: “If indeed you continue” In the faith, Acts 14:22Grounded & steadfast, Col. 2:6-7; Cor. 16:13 (1 Pet. 5:9)Not moved away from the hope of the gospel you heard, Col. 1:5-6, ; Heb. 6:18-19
10Reconciled in ChristWill you “lay hold of the hope” set before you? (Heb. 6:18-19)Reconciliation has been…Planned by the FatherExecuted by the SonRevealed by the Holy SpiritBelieve & obey gospel, Eph. 2:8-10