In Jesus

rootedchristOver the next few weeks in our Rooted in Christ Study, we’ll be looking at some of the favorite passages from our staff at St. Matthew’s UMC. These are some of the parts of the Bible to mean to most to our staff.

Today’s reading is  Colossians 1: 15-20:

Today’s passage is one that I actually preached from Sunday at St. Matthew’s.  I so love what Paul tells us here – Jesus Christ is the image of the invisible God.  In other words, if you want to know what God the Father is like, you have to look to God the Son. To know the Father, you look to Jesus.  Jesus shows us the very heart of who God is.

In Jesus we see the radical love for all, that God so loves the world, and all who wish to follow Him are invited.

In Jesus we see the radical call of God to follow.  To lay down our lives and follow Him.  Lay aside our pride, selfishness, and sin and follow.  Follow Him to love others and lay down everything that we are, our dreams, our possessions, our very lives, and follow Him.

In Jesus we see the fullness of God.  If you are seeking to know who the Father is, today, look to the Son.  And in the Son, you will find life.

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