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February 23rd, 2018 - Col 1:28-29

                Daily Devotional <> February 23, 2018 <> Friday

                       Sacrifice for Christ <> Colossians 1:28-29

                       Point of Contact <> Bro. Ben Van Winkle

 

   The Him we preach of Course is significant & refers to the Lord Jesus Christ in (V:27).  Paul is saying to us that he preached the Person of Christ. He did not spend time on politics or philosophy, but concentrated on the Lord Jesus, Himself, because he realized Christianity is Christ. Warning every man & teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may prevent every man perfect in Christ Jesus. Here we have some insight into the Apostle Paul's ministry, He warned the unsaved of the awful wrath to come, & he taught the saints the great truth of the Christian faith.

   Paul placed great emphasis on follow up work. He felt a real responsibility toward those whom he had help lead to the Savior. Paul was not satisfied to see souls saved & then leave then to themselves. He wanted to present every man perfect in Christ. Paul pictures himself as a priest offering sacrifices up to God, & the sacrifices were the men & women he had help lead to the Lord. In what condition does he offer them to the Lord? Are they weak or mere babes in Christ? No! He wants them to be mature , full grown, adult Christians. He wants them well grounded in the truth. Here is a question for you:  Do we share a similar burden for those whom we have led to Christ?  Yes, I believe we do.

   This was what Paul & the other Apostles labored for. And yet he realized he was not doing this in his own strengths, but according to His working which worked in him mightily. In other words, he realized that it was only as he was empowered by the Lord that he was able to serve Him at all. He was conscience of the fact that the Lord was working in him mightily, as he went from place to place planting churches & feeding the saints of God.

   V:28, 29) are helpful in Phillips' translation. So, naturally, we proclaim Christ. We warn every one we meet, & we teach every one we can, all that we know about Him, so that, if possible, we may bring every man up to his full maturity in Christ. This is what I am working at all the time, with all the strengths that God gives me.