The end of proclaiming Christ is to make everyone mature in Christ.
Published January 7th, 2023; Updated January 7th, 2023
Main point summary
God has granted the new covenant saints to know his mystery which is Christ. He is accomplishing it by means of His power at work in Paul's life and ministry.
q To them God chose to make known
To them God chose to make known
how great among the Gentiles are r the riches of the glory of p this mystery,
how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery,
which is Christ in you,
and this mystery is Christ who is in you,
s the hope of glory.
which is the hope of glory.
Him we proclaim,
Therefore, we proclaim Christ
by warning everyone (with all wisdom) and
and teaching everyone with all wisdom,
by teaching everyone with all wisdom,
that t we may present everyone u mature in Christ.
for this purpose: that we may present everyone mature in Christ.
For this v I toil,
Therefore, I work so hard
w struggling x with all his energy
struggling with all his energy
that he powerfully works within me.
which he powerfully works within me.
Q&A 1. What is the mystery which has now been made known to the saints ? (v. 27c) 2. Whom does Paul proclaim? In what manner does Paul proclaim him ? (v. 28a-28c ) 3. For what purpose or goal does Paul proclaim Christ ? (v. 28d) 4. How hard does Paul work to present everyone mature in Christ ? (v. 29b)