In order to help the listener keep up with the sermon, I am providing these rough notes for your further study.
Who is Jesus?
Lord’s Supper (Sunday, Sept 15, 2019)
Remember and know the Lord
You can only remember what you know and have experienced. (Steadfast continuance v23)
Value in meditation/remembrance
Col 1:15-17 He is the image of the invisible God, Represents God, a revelation to man.
the firstborn of all creation.
(16) For by him all things were created, Authority/Sovereignty
in heaven and on earth, Dominion
visible and invisible,
whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities— Empowered to do His will (Romans 13)
all things were created through him and for him.
(17) And he is before all things, Governrn before place and time existed
and in him all things hold together. Laws of physics
Col 1:18 And he is the head of the body, Individual as well as collective churches
The church. Christ dies to create the church. He loves her.
He is the beginning, He is the cause of the church existing
the firstborn from the dead, Birthrights/from the dead (Overcame death)
that in everything he might be preeminent.
Overcoming death As seen in The LWW; “It means that though the Witch knew the Deep Magic, there is a magic deeper still which she did not know. Her knowledge goes back only to the dawn of time. But if she could have looked a little further back, into the stillness and the darkness before Time dawned, she would have read there a different incantation. She would have known that when a willing victim who had committed no treachery was killed in a traitor’s stead, the Table would crack and Death itself would start working backwards.”
―Aslan describing the Deeper Magic (Chapter 15).[src]
Work of Christ (19-22)
Col 1:19-22 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell,
Jesus sacrifice a choice by God (Rom 5) Pleased indicates an INTENTION to do such a thing. Reflects the nature of God.
(20) and through him to reconcile to himself all things,
to reconcile, to set up a relationship of peace not existing before, in that apokatallássō is the restoration of a relationship of peace which has been disturbed. It is opening the relationship to understanding its depths. The testing provides evidence. Fear is removed, love is verified.
Whether on earth or in heaven, Unlimited extent of His grace.
Making peace by the blood of his cross. Ceasing hostilities (Remove wrath)
(21) And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, (Passively estranged & hostile rebels)
Doing evil deeds, Wicked influence (dragging others along)
(22) He has now reconciled (See above)
In his body of flesh by his death,
In order to present you holy and blameless In God’s presence consecrated
And above reproach before him, Not merely unaccused, but unaccusable
Our Response (23)
Col 1:23 if indeed you continue in the faith, Persevering not falling away
Stable and steadfast, Foundational/ seated mind and purpose
Not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, Not falling away to other teaching
Which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, Staying in the Gospel.
And of which I, Paul, became a minister.