Chapter 1, Verses 21-22
I Am Holy, Unblameable, Unreprovable In Jesus!
Review: “The Preeminence of Jesus!”
Colossians 1:18-20) [KJV] And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
19) For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;
NOTE: God, the Father, was pleased to have the full measure of Who He is dwelling in the human body that was housing the very Son of God.
NOTE: Little did the angry mob know that this Jesus they were about to crucify housed all of God inside of Him. They were mercilessly beating the very One Who said, “Let there be!” and there it was. They were hatefully driving the nails into the hands and feet of the very One Who was, at that very moment, holding the very universe they were living in together. They were, with great distain, mocking the very One Who, in three short days, would snatch the very keys to death and hell from the devil himself.
20) And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
2 Corinthians 5:19) [NAS] namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
QUESTION: What are the above two verses telling us?
ANSWER: God, the Father, redeemed His creation by using His Son, Jesus. The death of Jesus Christ on Calvary’s cross was sufficient to bring salvation to all who will place their faith in the Lord Jesus.
A CLOSING NOTE: When Jesus died on that cross a sacrifice was offered that was sufficient to take away the sins of any individual on this planet who would turn to Jesus as their Savior.
John 6:37) [NAS] All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
This Week’s Lesson: “I Am Holy, Unblameable, Unreprovable In Jesus!”
Colossians 1:21-22) [KJV] And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled
QUESTION: What does this verse tell us?
ANSWER: When we were not His children we were his enemies.
Matthew 12:30) [KJV] He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.
QUESTION: What does this verse show us?
ANSWER: If we are not working with Christ then we are working against Him.
QUESTION: What does the end of vs. 21 show us?
ANSWER: We are no longer God’s enemies because we have now been reconciled to God; that is, the things that separated us from Him, our sins, have been taken away and forgiven.
22) In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:
Romans 5:10) [KJV] For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
QUESTION: What do these two verses show us?
ANSWER: Now that we have become Christians we are no longer His enemies, but have salvation guaranteed to us.
QUESTION: What does vs. 22 show us?
ANSWER: Now that we have become Christians we have become, positionally in Christ, “holy, pure, and faultless” in “his presence.”
QUESTION: What does that really mean?
ANSWER: God, because of the sacrifice of His Son, now view His children as “holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight” [KJV].
Ephesians 5:25-27) [KJV] Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
26) That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
27) That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
QUESTION: When will God view us this way? At salvation? After we overcome? When we see His Son and become like Him?
ANSWER: God viewed us this way before time, as we know it, was. The death of Christ at Calvary brought to fruition His eternal purpose to be able to view us as “holy, pure, and faultless,” and at the same time to uphold justice. When we place our faith in Christ, as our Savior, we enter into this amazing reality of being viewed by God, through the prism of the shed blood of His Son, as “holy, pure, and faultless.”
Walk of Grace Chapel, Council Bluffs Church