Posts Tagged ‘gospel’

“TOTAL Difference”

COLOSSIANS 2:9
Anthony
8-11-10

Most of us are familiar with Total cereal marketed by General Mills Corp. Their slogan is, “See the Total Difference.” They show how Total cereal provides 100% of the your daily vitamin value for calcium, iron, vitamin E, and countless other nutrients. The difference lies in how their competitors fall drastically short in supplying this same healthy standard.

It was 60 AD and Paul was under house arrest in Rome when he wrote his letter to the Colossian church. In this letter Paul demonstrates the total sufficiency of Jesus Christ.

Paul says in Chapter 2 verse 9, the following:

“For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form.”

• Paul is saying that in Jesus Christ and Him alone, God is seen.

• There is nothing else that can be added or that is needed.

• The Colossian Church was being led astray by legalistic Jews and by Gnostics who were teaching that secret knowledge was needed to receive Salvation.

Paul’s message isn’t just for the Colossians but for us today as well. “In Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form”- we do not need to depreciate Christ with ceremonialism, legalism, asceticism or “secret knowledge”.

Christ Jesus alone is the “Total Difference”, 100% satisfactory for salvation.

A video description showing how I do my daily Bible Study, journaling and writing Bible Studies for You Tube. I also discuss how I have kept journals on my weightlifting career.

A video Bible Study on 1 Kings Chapter 12. I discuss the corrupt leaders in the Divided Kingdom and many parallels to our current situation as a country where we are worshipping idols instead of the One True God.

A video Bible Study focusing on John 3:30. In this passage of scripture, John the Baptist says the Jesus Christ must become the focus and he (John the Baptist) must become less. In living out the Christian life today, we need to take hold of these words of Truth and let the Lord Jesus Christ live in us and through us and put aside “self”. Pride gets in the way and can severely hamper our walk with God and our relationship with others. Let Jesus be the primary focus in your life.

Blessings In Christ

Anthony

A study in 2 Timothy 1:7