Category Archives: Colossians

Jesus’ Blood Redeems the Creation — Colossians 1.20 (2)

We have argued that one major Old Testament theme is, “As the king goes, so goes the nation.” We took up this idea in order to explain Paul’s comment about the blood of Christ in Colossians 1.20 which celebrates Jesus’ … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Blood Redeems the Creation — Colossians 1.20 (1)

The final passage in which Paul address the unifying power of Jesus’ blood is Colossians 1.20. the verse occurs at the end of the great Christ hymn in verses 15-20 that celebrates the supremacy of Christ over all things, both … Continue reading

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Blood on the Table—Part 16—Forgiveness

We are looking at Ephesians and Colossians for their teaching on forgiveness. Two verses remain, in these books, that we must treat, Ephesians 4.32 and Colossians 3.13. The goal, as consistently in these studies, is to see the impact of … Continue reading

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Blood on the Table—Part 15—Forgiveness

When we turn to Paul, we find crucial implications for forgiveness that flows from the blood of Christ. First, there are people who have their sins forgiven, whose sins God is not now keeping a record of: “Blessed are they … Continue reading

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