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The church at Colossae had lost sight of what matters most. As Paul gets to the heart of the letter in v15, he starts by restoring their view of Jesus. Yes, they believed in Jesus but they had an inadequate and incomplete view of Jesus and so they had inadequate and incomplete resources to deal with the challenges, questions and struggles they faced as Christians in every day life. They were saying, "Of course, we start with Jesus... but what else do we need?" Col. 1:15-20 gives us a majestic picture of who Jesus is so that he might be restored and re-restored to the place of supremacy in all our lives and so that we would find in Him everything we for all of life.
Many people look to matters such as Christ's resurrection, eternal salvation, and the bodily resurrection of those belonging to Christ as only having future relevance. However, the Scriptures are clear that these truths must not only affect the way we think and feel about the future, but also how we live our lives in the present. For, if Christ was not risen, then Christianity is pointless. This was true in Paul's day as the Corinthian Christians were engaged in pointless service while Paul was making pointless sacrifices. Such things are pointless, that is, if dead are not raised. However, Christ's resurrection guarantees that the dead are indeed raised. This is the source of great hope for those belonging to Jesus. This hope should be an anchor for our souls as we serve the Lord each and every day. So, anchor your life in the risen Christ, realizing that Christ's resurrection provides meaning to our religious service, purpose for our sacrifices, and the basis for God's standards for daily living.
In this sermon we look at the relationships we have with the people around us particularly as we work together.
When did Jesus become God's Son? That question may sound foolish yet it is one that has plagued many Church scholars throughout the ages.