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Read Introduction to Colossians

 

“And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses”

 

Jesus Christ canceled the legal claims against the Christian. He did this through the cross (verses 13-14). This is the fifth result of Jesus’ work upon the cross.

“And you”

These two words express great emphasis in Paul’s thought: “You and only you.” These words emphasize our relationship, not our function.

The purpose of this phrase is to make every believer sense that they are a part of the plan of God. If you have received Jesus Christ as your Savior, you are a part of the eternal plan of God. You are just as much in the plan as any other person who ever lived.

PRINCIPLE:

Every Christian is part of the eternal plan of God.

APPLICATION:

Some believe that clergy are first-class Christians, and laymen are second class. God’s viewpoint is that all Christians, regardless of giftedness or position, are equal in God’s program. There is no such thing as clergy and laymen in the Bible. The Clergy is special, and everyone else is a peon. This is not true. Everyone is in full time service in God’s eternal plan.

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