He Is (Colossians 1-2)

in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.  Colossians 2:3

Oh how wonderful to awaken to read about Jesus. I love the words of the hymn which read, “His name is wonderful…”

In Colossians 1-2 Paul deepens our understanding of who He is. This Jesus who delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us into His kingdom is worthy of our praise, our faith, and our all.

Here are a few things we discover about who He is:

  • He is the exact imprint of God because He is God.
  • He is the creator of all things.
  • He is the one who has existed for all time.
  • He is the central one of all history.
  • He holds all things together by His power.
  • He is the Sovereign Leader of the church.
  • He is the first to be raises from the dead to never die again.

Brothers and sisters, in all things Jesus is to have first priority.

Why did Paul write all of these things about Jesus? He wrote them because they are true. Jesus is God (1:19). No one could ever do what Jesus did. This is wonderful.

Brothers and sisters, I have faith in who He is. When I think of who He is, I think about what He did in reconciling me to God. It was Jesus who came to me where I was. It was Jesus who went to the cross to face the wrath of God in my place. It was Jesus who offered the exact payment needed so that I could be brought to a place of peace with God. I rejoice today because I have peace with God and I have the peace of God to live this life through the power of His life.

Brothers and sisters take the time to lean into who He is so that you can live a courageous life in a world where people know not who He is.

Before you leave me read Colossians 1 again with me:

15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by[f] him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. 19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.

21 And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, 22 he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, 23 if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation[g] under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.

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