July 2, 2023

The object of faith

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Last week we had the pleasure of hearing from Leo Klus as we began our summer series in the book of Colossians. In his first message, he walked us through verses 1-14 of chapter one, focusing on one of the most powerful prayers in the Bible and how to apply it personally. This week, he will be speaking from verses 15-23, that include one of the strongest Christological passages in all of scripture!  In his attempt to address those in Colossae who were adding to the Gospel, Paul provides a worshipful and comprehensive picture of who Christ is, his centrality to our faith and his pre-eminence over all creation!

In our world today, we regularly interact with those who would limit the person and power of Jesus, referring to him simply as a good person or teacher or one of many paths to God. Even in our own teaching and worship, we can limit him in our attempts to understand and explain him. However, if we are to maintain Scriptural integrity, we must affirm that Jesus is both fully man and fully God. Join us as Leo provides a wonderful reminder that Jesus is the Supreme God of all things, the Creator of all things, the Sustainer of all things and the Reconciler of all things. Come expecting to be challenged and encouraged!

Series: Invisible God; Visible Faith-Paul’s letter to the Colossians
Message: 2 – The object of faith
Text: Colossians 1:15-23
Leo Klus
Harvest Bible Chapel
July 2, 2023

1. He is the supreme God of all things (v. 15)

2. He is the creator of all things (v. 16)

3. He is the sustainer of all things (v. 17-19)

4. He is the reconciler of all things (v. 20-23)

Because of the fall of Adam, the unity, harmony, and consonance of the original creation have suffered a devastating rupture. That pristine beauty of Eden has been horribly marred. Disharmony was brought to bear on God’s handiwork. Alienation (between God and man, between man and man, and between man and nature) now characterizes the cosmos. In a word, the totality of creation is mired in disruption and suffers from what one can only describe as moral, spiritual, and physical discombobulation. This is clearly Paul’s point in Rom. 8:18–23, where he speaks of the creation being subjected to futility.
Sam Storms