JESUS First In The Gospel
Passage: Colossians 1:1–1:2
The gospel is not being a good person. This will either lead to pride or despair. The good news is that Jesus accomplished salvation. It is about what Jesus did on the cross, not what you must do.
This letter is about JESUS first and following JESUS first.
1A. JESUS IS THE REASON (1:1-2a)
2C. Apostle through the will of God
3C. Faithful brethren
2A. JESUS IS THE RESOURCE (1-2b)
3A. JESUS IS THE REWARD
- Remember who we are in Jesus Christ. We are brethren who faithfully follow Jesus Christ
- Remember what we need in Jesus Christ. We need God’s grace and peace to faithfully follow Jesus Christ.
- Remember that Jesus Christ is the source of blessings.