Introduction to Colossians
Colossians 1:1-2
Although this is an introduction is a simple progression and common among most of Paul's introductio...
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Although this is an introduction is a simple progression and common among most of Paul's introductions, I think there could be at least two Ideas that could be drawn out for our edification. 1. " by the will of God" This is much more than a simple introduction or a common way of saying hello, it is a theological framework. Everything Paul knew and understood is grounded in the fact that it is "by the will of God." His salvation is "by the will of God." His ministry was "by the will of God." His apostleship was "by the will of God." His authority was "by the will of God." In the same respect your creation and salvation and ministry or business it is all by the will of God. 2. "in Christ at Colossae" Paul mentions two important truths about the church. He reminds them that they are "in Christ" and "at Colossae." This is a profound reminder that they (and we) have dual identity. We are both in Christ and at a geographical location at the same time. And although our geographical location may change our being "in Christ" never changes. Regardless of where we are or where we may be going the truth remains the same, we are representatives of Christ connected to His body for the enjoyment of His grace and the extension of His glory.
10000000060447 60447 Notes 2010-12-08 07:53:15 2010-12-08 08:39:16 Although this is an introduction is a simple progression and common among most of Paul's introductions, I think there could be at least two Ideas that could be drawn out for our edification. 1. " by the will of God" This is much more than a simple introduction or a common way of saying hello, it is a theological framework. Everything Paul knew and understood is grounded in the fact that it is "by the will of God." His salvation is "by the will of God." His ministry was "by the will of God." His apostleship was "by the will of God." His authority was "by the will of God." In the same respect your creation and salvation and ministry or business it is all by the will of God. 2. "in Christ at Colossae" Paul mentions two important truths about the church. He reminds them that they are "in Christ" and "at Colossae." This is a profound reminder that they (and we) have dual identity. We are both in Christ and at a geographical location at the same time. And although our geographical location may change our being "in Christ" never changes. Regardless of where we are or where we may be going the truth remains the same, we are representatives of Christ connected to His body for the enjoyment of His grace and the extension of His glory. notes
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Παῦλος ἀπόστολος Χριστοῦ Ἰησοῦ διὰ θελήματος θεοῦ καὶ Τιμόθεος ὁ ἀδελφὸς
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,
τοῖς ἐν Κολοσσαῖς ἁγίοις καὶ πιστοῖς ἀδελφοῖς ἐν Χριστῷ·
To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae:
χάρις ὑμῖν καὶ εἰρήνη ἀπὸ θεοῦ πατρὸς ἡμῶν.
Grace to you and peace from God our Father.
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10000000060447 60447 Arc 2010-12-08 07:53:15 2010-12-08 08:39:16 editing Colossians 1 1 1 2 Colossians 1:1-2 51 NT tisch esv i167578 i167575 Παῦλος ἀπόστολος Χριστοῦ Ἰησοῦ διὰ θελήματος θεοῦ καὶ Τιμόθεος ὁ ἀδελφὸς Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, i167576 τοῖς ἐν Κολοσσαῖς ἁγίοις καὶ πιστοῖς ἀδελφοῖς ἐν Χριστῷ· To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: i167577 χάρις ὑμῖν καὶ εἰρήνη ἀπὸ θεοῦ πατρὸς ἡμῶν. Grace to you and peace from God our Father. progression 1 1 1 tisch 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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