Colossians so far: I am so thankful for the way the Gospel is at work in the world (Col 1:1-8), so I am praying for God’s will to be done in the church (Col 1:9-14), which is all about Jesus, because He is sovereign God (Col 1:15-20) who reconciled us and made us perfect (Col 1:21-23), giving us the ministry of proclaiming Him (Col 1:24-29), and a burden to see the church succeed (Col 2:1-7), by avoiding false teaching (Col 2:8-10).
Jesus Christ: Total Victory for My Salvation
- My Sin is Defeated (Col 2:11-12)
Deuteronomy 10:16 - Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no longer stubborn.
Deuteronomy 30:6 - And the LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your offspring, so that you will love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live.
Jeremiah 4:4 - Circumcise yourselves to the LORD; remove the foreskin of your hearts, O men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem; lest my wrath go forth like fire, and burn with none to quench it, because of the evil of your deeds."
Jeremiah 9:26 - Egypt, Judah, Edom, the sons of Ammon, Moab, and all who dwell in the desert who cut the corners of their hair, for all these nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised in heart.
- My Death is Defeated (Col 2:13)
Hebrews 2:14 - ...through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil,
- My Guilt is Defeated (Col 2:13-14)
- My Spiritual Enemies are Defeated (Col 2:15)