Contributed by John Lowe on Jul 1, 2018
Christ is the originating source of the spiritual life of the Church—in respect to the state of grace, He is the beginning; in respect to the state of glory, He is the first-born from the dead. He gives to the Church its being, form, history, and glory.
Title: Lesson IIB2: THE BEGINNING, THE FIRST-BORN FROM THE DEAD
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Colossians 1:18b (NIV)
(Text) 1:18b: “he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the