Who is Jesus? Lord’s Supper Sermon notes for Sunday, September 15, 2019

In order to help the listener keep up with the sermon, I am providing these rough notes for your further study.

 

Colossians 1:15-23

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

 

Creator (15-17)

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

 

Authority (18)

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][1]

 

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.

 

 

[1] https://narnia.fandom.com/wiki/The_Deeper_Magic_from_Before_the_Dawn_of_Time

 

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