Complete in Christ - Colossians 2:6-7
June 17, 2022, 9:00 AM

6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, 7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

Jesus Christ claims to be the way, the truth, the life. He claims to be God. Jesus proved His claims. They were validated by God Almighty when He rose from the dead on that glorious Sunday morning!!! Know Jesus! Grow in Jesus! May He be your teacher, your friend, your power, your wisdom, your life.

I am so glad the Bible was given to us by God through inspired men to become the plumb line by which we can judge truth from falsehood. I have heard lots of arguments that people can prove whatever they want through different Bible verses. How is anyone able to know what is right?

I have found that most people who say such things to me do not read the Bible or they would know better. Basically, ask this question: "How does one find salvation with God?" You may get three answers. One, it is by good works. Another is by baptism into the church; or thirdly it is because of faith that is placed in the works of Jesus Christ.

The Bible is again very clear about those things. Eph 2:8,9 says “It is by grace that you are saved through faith it is a gift of God not by works lest anyone should boast,” Paul explains in 1 Corinthians God did not call him to baptize but to preach the gospel.

When you read the Bible, read it in context, what goes before what goes afterwards and what do all the verses teach when you are looking at a subject. Many times, the writing of one letter or one teaching is addressing a particular point and will not give you full understanding of that passage. Let the clear and plain passages help you understand the difficult ones and not the other way around. What is said repeatedly and plainly believe strongly and where there is one verse or confusing ideas form an opinion but allow for freedom of various interpretations.

Paul is saying; don't look to other people for your authority, look to Jesus and His word alone. There will be people who will want you to follow emotional experiences. Beware! There are people who will want you to follow the lures of liberalism. Beware! And there are people who will want you to be trapped by traditions. Beware! Focus on Jesus Christ. Be firm in your faith so false authorities will not betray you. Know what you believe.

Application: Keep in mind that in "Jesus Christ" are found ALL the treasures of wisdom and knowledge (Col. 2:3) “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form. (vs. 9)

Prayer: Lord God, just as I have received Christ Jesus as Lord, help me to continue to live in Him.

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