The Epistle To The Colossians, Chapter 1 (3 Of 5) by Harley Howard

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The Epistle to The Colossians, Chapter 1
Part 3 of 5
Dr. Harley Howard

Let's go back to verse 2 of Colossians.

This verse also teaches us that it is indeed possible
for an entire church to be faithful and Holy to God.

2 To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which
are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God
our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Grace mercy and peace is more than just an oriental
greeting, it is the tri-unity of blessings that come
from both God, the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
The fact that grace, mercy and peace come from both
the Father and Christ, prove their oneness as well as
the deity of Christ Jesus. Grace, mercy and peace
encompasses our entire salvation and all of the
eternal benefits contained in it.

Colossians 1:3-8 - Paul's thankful heart.

3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord
Jesus Christ, praying always for you,

Paul, having identified himself and his son in the
faith Timothy, he begins this letter by giving thanks
to God, which was a habit that is seen in many of
Paul's writings. We give thanks to God. All usage's
of this Gk. word, eucharisteo, except three, refers to
thanksgiving to God. It means to be grateful to God.
Thanksgiving is basic to the believers.

Romans 1:12
1st Corinthians 1:3-9
Ephesians 1:15-23
Philippians 1:3-11
1st Thessalonians 1:2-4, 2:13, 5:18
2nd Thessalonians 1:3-4, 2:13-17
Philemon 4-6

3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord
Jesus Christ, praying always for you,

We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus
Christ. This expression, the Father of our Lord Jesus
Christ, is significant in that the relationship
between the Father and the Son, Jesus Christ is unique
only to Christ and never of any believer. We are
children of God by adoption, Jesus is the son of God
by His deity and oneness with the Father.

Jesus is identified as Lord. The ...


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