The Flow of Truth and Practice in Colossians

  1. Colossians 1:14-18 The Son of God’s Love…Who Is…He is…And He Is… (Image…Firstborn of every creation…Outflowing Source …Sovereign…Firstborn from among the dead…)
  2. Colossians 2:4-11 In Christ (Gr. En)
  3. Colossians 2:12-3:4 With Christ (Gr. Sun)
  4. Colossians 3:5-4:6 Put to death therefore…put off…put on…bearing with…And let…And whatsoever you do…Submit…love….obey…provoke not…give…Continue in prayer…Walk…Let your speech…

First: we learn WHO the Son of God’s love is.

Second: we learn about the riches that are IN Christ.

Third: we learn about our identification WITH Christ.

Fourth:  we are encouraged to LIVE our lives accordingly.

This is the proper order. WHO – IN – WITH – LIVE.

Truth is based on the solid foundation of the knowledge of God. Unlike the idols of the nations, our God and Savior reveals to us Who He Is, shares with us the riches inherent IN Him, joins us in an intimate union WITH Him, and then He encourages us to CONDUCT our lives in response to His love.

Truth is relational. Truth always leads to action. The Scriptures aren’t dead letters.

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