Who Jesus Is

Here is a scripture passage (Colossians 1) which underlines what I said about Jesus in the last post:


We always give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,b4for we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and the love that you have for all the holy ones5because of the hope reserved for you in heaven.

*9Therefore, from the day we heard this, we do not cease praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understandinge10to live in a manner worthy of the Lord, so as to be fully pleasing, in every good work bearing fruit and growing in the knowledge of God,11strengthened with every power, in accord with his glorious might, for all endurance and patience, with joy12* giving thanks to the Father, who has made you fit to share in the inheritance of the holy ones in light.f13He delivered us from the power of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son,14in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.g

15* He is the image* of the invisible God,

the firstborn of all creation.h

16For in him* were created all things in heaven and on earth,

the visible and the invisible,

whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers;

all things were created through him and for him.i

17He is before all things,

and in him all things hold together.

18He is the head of the body, the church.*

He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead,

that in all things he himself might be preeminent.j

19For in him all the fullness* was pleased to dwell,

20and through him to reconcile all things for him,

making peace by the blood of his cross*

[through him], whether those on earth or those in heaven.k

21* And you who once were alienated and hostile in mind because of evil deedsl22he has now reconciled in his fleshly body through his death, to present you holy, without blemish, and irreproachable before him,23provided that you persevere in the faith, firmly grounded, stable, and not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, am a minister.


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