Partakers of the inheritance of the saints

Partakers of the inheritance of the saints

“Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.” Colossians 1:12-14

God the Father

His dear Son, (In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins;)

  • hath delivered us from the power of darkness
  • hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son
  • hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light

Jesus Christ

“…is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature.” Colossians 1:15

Creatorall things were created by him

“For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him.” Colossians 1:16

  • And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. Colossians 1:17

He is the head of the body, the church

  • has the preeminence, is superior and is first in everything.

“For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; 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.” Colossians 1:19-20

In the body of his flesh through death,

  • now hath he reconciled us

The Church, Its purpose

The purpose of the church is to;

  • fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ, vs 24
  • fulfil the word of God, vs 25
  • to whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery, vs 27
  • present every man perfect in Christ Jesus, vs 28

Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.” Colossians 1:29

You also likewise should labour towards the same goal;

“For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel; Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it , and knew the grace of God in truth.” Colossians 1:5-6

 

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