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The Hope of Glory – Christ in You

(sermon begins at 34:15)

Colossians 1  Paul encourages and gives gratitude for this church; how he had witnessed their faith growing throughout the area. He continues to glorify Jesus; he defines the Lord’s purpose, His equality with God the Father. The essence of his encouragement to this church states his HOPE – Christ is living in each one of them.

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. He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.  Colossians 1:27-28

What might things words offer to us today? HOPE. We can be reconcilers. We can be imitators of our Savior. We can grow up! It’s a promise of being transformed, becoming mature, ever-increasing in God’s HOPE for us: Christ in you. Transformation is a goal in our prayers. He does His work in us and through us as we cooperate with Him. It’s a promise. We are set apart to be hope for

 

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