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The King and His Work

February 6, 2011 Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: Subversion - Colossians

Topic: Exposition Scripture: Colossians 1:15–1:23

Review: Kings and Kingdoms


The King and His Work

King Jesus—Who He is, What He Has Done


Christology—The Person and Work of Christ


Colossians 1:15-23

The Person of Jesus: First in Creation and New Creation (15-20)

Jesus IS (v15)

The Eikon of God

Genesis 1:26, 27, Colossians 3:9,10


He is Preeminent over all Creation


Exodus 4:22, Psalm 89:27

Jesus IS Over Everything (v16-18)

 Over All of Creation


 Over US


Jesus’s Work – Reconciler and Justifier (verses 19-23)

Reconciler of All Things (v19, 20)


The Reality of our Nature (v21)


The Great Work of Justification (v22)

image_justification_colossians - a picture of justification in... 


Continuing in the Gospel (v23)


Community Meditation 

  • Why is the identity of Jesus so important for us to understand?
  • OK, Theological Discussion!!! The book of Genesis teaches us that male and female are created in the “image of God.” Colossians 1:15-20teaches us that Jesus is the image of the invisible God and also the one who created all things.  Colossians 3:10 says that Christians are being renewed in the “image” of our Creator.  Discuss the relationship of these three ideas.
  • Read Colossians 1:21,22—Recount the descriptions of ourselves before we are saved by Jesus and after we are saved by Jesus.  Pause to worship Christ together for this immense awesomeness.  If you have singers among you let them sing.  If shouters, let them shout.  If prayers, let them pray deep prayers of thanks.
  • Colossians 1:23 tells us that saved people continue in the gospel, not shifting to other saviors or placing their trust in other things.  What means do you think God uses to keep us in the faith?
  • Read Colossians 1:24-29 for next week.

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