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Colossians 1 - NIV

21 Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of[a] your evil behavior.

22 But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation—

23 if you continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.

Paul’s Labor for the Church

24 Now I rejoice in what I am suffering for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church.

25 I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness—

26 the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the Lord’s people.

27 To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.


a. Colossians 1:21 Or minds, as shown by

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Gordon Weatherby avatar
Focused In On Ministry
Shared by: Gordon Weatherby on Nov, 2016
Summary: Once Paul accepted the Superiority of Christ in his own life he was able to Put Christ and His Church first in his life even to the point of enduring suffering because of what Christ had done for him.
Series: Colossians
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The Supremacy of Jesus Christ
Shared by: Gordon Weatherby on Nov, 2016
Summary: But both the acts of creation, and also His authority over the Church Jesus has proven Himself to be supreme over all, and is worthy of our worship.
Series: Colossians
Paul Barreca avatar
Life Change - the Power of Christ in Me
Shared by: Paul Barreca on Oct, 2016
Summary: The Gospel changes our lives.
Paul Norwood avatar
The Way of the Cross Leads (to a Blessed) Home
Shared by: Paul Norwood on May, 2016
Summary: Applying some characteristics of "the way of the cross" to our marriages can lead to a blessed home.
Darryl  Bell avatar
Our Incomparable Christ: Crucifixion
Shared by: Darryl Bell on Apr, 2016
Summary: The meaning of the crucifixion and its results for us. Evidence that Christ is the only way to God, and the meaning of forgiveness
John Gaston avatar
The Cross Made the Difference
Shared by: John Gaston on Mar, 2016
Summary: There were three people who were present during the trial & crucifixion who were profoundly influenced by Jesus; Barabbas, the Dying Thief, and the Centurion and his men. It was the Cross of Jesus that made the difference!
Scripture: Colossians 1:19-21
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 380
David Taylor avatar
Paul's Service to Christ's Church
Shared by: David Taylor on Mar, 2016
Summary: Big The Supremacy and Sufficiency of Christ, part 7 Paul's Service to Christ's Church Colossians 1:24-29 Idea – The central focus of Paul's life was Christ and his Church.
Robert Poole avatar
the hope of the cross
Shared by: Robert Poole on Mar, 2016
Summary: the cross is the most important event in all of history. Only through the cross can man be reconciled to God, at peace with God and righteous with God
Scripture: Colossians 1:20-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 160
David Henderson avatar
"Get to Work"
Shared by: David Henderson on Dec, 2015
Summary: Before Jesus entered his heart the apostle Paul wasn’t doing God’s work, was he? Neither were we.
Scripture: Colossians 1:27
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 201
Mark Opperman avatar
Living with Hope
Shared by: Mark Opperman on Sep, 2015
Summary: Today we focus on hope. Advent is all about hope. But hope isn’t something we can manufacture. We can’t just try to be more hopeful. Hope doesn’t come with the power of positive thinking. Hope is based on who Christ is and His promises to us!
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Colossians 1:27
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 6,185
Richard White avatar
Shared by: Richard White on Aug, 2015
Summary: With all the confusion about what to follow these days, we have a Friend, a Redeemer, HE is Jesus and HE still is relevant today
Dennis Davidson avatar
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Jun, 2015
Summary: Why Hope? Because of the Gospel of Jesus Christ we can have hope! Nothing in this world even compares to what God can do in our lives.
Series: Hope
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Colossians 1:20-23
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,759
Perry Greene avatar
And One to Grow On
Shared by: Perry Greene on Apr, 2015
Summary: The key to spiritual maturity is knowing and walking with Jesus.
David Taylor avatar
The Power of Christ's Reconciliation
Shared by: David Taylor on Mar, 2015
Summary: The Power of Christ's Reconciliation Big Idea – The gospel turns enemies into friends and promises that we will one day stand before God sinless and pure. Our Present Status: Reconciled through Christ (vs. 22)
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Jehovah Shammah, God is There
Shared by: Paul Basehore on Feb, 2015
Summary: The names of God: God always exists, He will provide, He is our healer, and our banner, he will sanctify us and He is our peace. But how do we know? I mean, the Bible says all of these things (and more!), but how can we really know?
Rodney Coe avatar
Strength for the Journey
Shared by: Rodney Coe on Feb, 2015
Summary: What we were and are because of Christ.
Series: Colossians
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Human Smoothies in God's Blender
Shared by: Ovidiu Radulescu on Jan, 2015
Summary: Blenders are designed to take independent foods and integrate them to create something new, bigger and better than any one item could be on its own. What a housewife does in a kitchen when she mixes the batter for a cake, God does with the Universe.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Colossians 1:18-22
Denomination: Seventh-Day Adventist
Views: 1,451
Greg Brown avatar
Knowing the Message of Reconciliation (Col. 1:20–23)
Shared by: Greg Brown on Jan, 2015
Summary: Exposition of Col. 1:20–23
Series: Colossians
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Characteristics of Effective Ministers (Col. 1:24–29)
Shared by: Greg Brown on Jan, 2015
Summary: Exposition of Col. 1:24–29
Series: Colossians
Davon Huss avatar
A Christmas Carol
Shared by: Davon Huss on Dec, 2014
Summary: What hope is held out in the gospel? Colossians 1:23 (Title and material adapted from Ben Patterson's book, He Has Made Me Glad, chapter on a Christmas Carol)
Scripture: Colossians 1:23
Views: 330
John Gaston avatar
Shared by: John Gaston on Dec, 2014
Summary: Paul said this God-Man was “Preeminent,” which means UNRIVALED, UNEQUALED, MATCHLESS, & UNSURPASSED 4. That’s why when He was born in Bethlehem, His was the “Cradle that Rocked the World.”
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We serve the SAME Savior - What Has Jesus Done? (Pt 2)
Shared by: Bobby Stults on Sep, 2014
Summary: We are ON the same team and led by our 'coach' Jesus Christ... He had delivered us, He created us and He is the cornerstone of our faith, but how did He do these things? What has He done?
John Shearhart avatar
The Glory of Christ
Shared by: John Shearhart on Aug, 2014
Summary: Jesus Christ is the basis of all our hope for knowing God’s will and worthy walking.
Scripture: Colossians 1:9-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 268
Daniel Reed Jr avatar
Do you believe what you believe?
Shared by: Daniel Reed Jr on Jul, 2014
Summary: There are many people in the church who either do not truly believe what they say they believe about Jesus or currently believe the wrong things about Jesus.
Scripture: Colossians 1:15-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,198
Kim Oliver  avatar
Preach Jesus
Shared by: Kim Oliver on Jun, 2014
Summary: Make Jesus the centre of our preaching
Scripture: Colossians 1:25-29
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 702
Rob Ketterling avatar
Forgiveness- Forgiving Yourself
Shared by: Rob Ketterling on May, 2014
Summary: A sermon about forgiving oneself.
Series: Amnesty
Scripture: Colossians 1:20-22
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,731
Matthew Kratz avatar
The Supreme Ministry
Shared by: Matthew Kratz on Apr, 2014
Summary: 1) The Source (Col. 1:23c, 25a), 2) Spirit (Col. 1:24a), 3) Suffering (Col. 1:24b), 4) Scope (Col. 1:25b), 5) Subject (Col. 1:26–27), 6)Style (Col. 1:28a), 7)Sum (Col. 1:28b) & 8)Strength of the ministry (Col. 1:29)
Scripture: Colossians 1:24-29
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 503
Raymond Petzholt avatar
The Mystery of Christ in you the Hope of Glory
Shared by: Raymond Petzholt on Apr, 2014
Summary: The Mystery of Christ in you is crucial to understanding the difference between just having a religion and truly being saved. Mystery #1 God manifest in the flesh makes it possible for us to experience this life changing mystery of Christ in us!
Scripture: Colossians 1:27
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,527
Troy Luttrell avatar
You Gotta Sacrifice For The Gospel
Shared by: Troy Luttrell on Feb, 2014
Summary: The ministry of the Gospel requires suffering, stewardship, and sweat, in order to see believers mature in Christ.
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You Gotta Be Reconciled to God
Shared by: Troy Luttrell on Jan, 2014
Summary: The Bible teaches that all men are separated from God because of sin. Sin has made it so that now men and God are on opposing sides, yet one word saves the day for men, reconciliation.