Something from the past, something for the future …

"Christ in you, the hope of glory" (Colossians 1:27). Sometimes, we hear people saying, "You Christians are living in the past." What are we to make of this? We take the point - the Christian story is an "old, old story." We, also, make another point - through Jesus Christ, our Saviour, we have "the …

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God’s command: Build your life on Jesus Christ.

Be what you already are. Be what God has made you in Christ. This is what God is saying to us here. ‘You have been raised with Christ... You died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God’ (Colossians 3:1, 3).Paul is describing the new birth. Christ has made His home in us. …

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In Christ – salvation, sanctification and service

Journey through the New Testament: Colossians ‘In everything’ Christ is ‘pre-eminent’ (1:18). In Him, there is salvation - ‘redemption, the forgiveness of sins’ (1:14) - , sanctification - ‘mature in Christ’ (1:28) - and service - making Him known (1:27). ‘You have been raised with Christ... You died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God’ …

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