10 Reasons we need Jesus [Colossians]

As I was reading through Colossians I kept seeing the amazing things that Jesus is able to do for us. I compiled this list from the book.

#1 We did not exist

But Jesus created us along with all things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible (1:16).

#2 We are deceived by human tradition, empty deceit, and false philosophies

But Jesus is able to provide us with true wisdom, knowledge, and philosophy (2:3, 8)

#3 We are enemies, alienated from God

But Jesus is able to reconcile us to himself, making peace by the blood of His cross (1:20-22).

#4 We are unholy and cannot stand before God

But Jesus is able to present us holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation (1:22)

#5 We are in the kingdom of darkness and are not qualified to enter the kingdom or to have a part in the inheritance

But Jesus is able to qualify us so that we can be brought into His kingdom and receive the inheritance (1:12-13, 3:24)

#6 We are guilty and a slave to sin

But Jesus is able to redeem us and forgive us of our sins (1:14, 2:13)

#7 We are condemned and owe a debt we cannot pay

But Jesus is able to cancel our debt by nailing it to the cross (2:13-14)

#8 We are dead in our trespasses and sins

But Jesus is able to raise us up with Him and give us life (2:11-13; 3:5-17)

#9 We are alive to the world and our flesh

But Jesus is able to make us die to the world and the flesh (2:16-23, 3:3)

#10 We are going to face God’s wrath

But Jesus is coming and we can appear with Him in glory (3:4)

Jesus is able to do all of these things – if indeed we continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that we heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven (1:23 ESV).

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