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).