Christ the King Sunday
The First Person to Rise from the Dead
Colossians 1: 11- 20
This beautiful description of Jesus Christ as the "firstborn of the dead" reaffirms Jesus' statement that God is a God of the living, not a God of the dead, in Luke 20.
This passage also reminds us of the beginning of the book of John, which tells us that Jesus was present at the creation and through all time.
Colossae was a city about 100 miles east of Ephesus, in what is now the country of Turkey, and this letter was written by Paul to the Christians who lived there.
We do know that the early Christians sang hymns when they gathered together. Verses 15 - 20 are one of the early Christian hymns.
1. What does the power of Jesus Christ do for us?
The power of Jesus Christ makes us patient and strong and happy.
2. What does Paul ask us to do?
Paul asks us to be grateful to God for what he has done for us.
3. Of what is Jesus the head?
Jesus is the head of his body, the church.
4. What was the purpose of Jesus' death on the cross?
Jesus died on the cross so we could
all be reconciled to God.
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