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Why hope?
Colossians 1:15-23
15 He is the image of the invisible God, the
firstborn over all creation.
16 For by Him all things were created that are in...
18 And He is the head of the body, the church,
who is the beginning, the firstborn from the
dead, that in all things He may...
All Things reconciled in Christ
Colossians 1:19-20
19 For it pleased the Father that in Him all the
fullness should dwell,...
Present You Holy, Blameless, Above Reproach
Colossians 1:21-22
21 And you, who once were alienated and
enemies in your min...
Hope in the New Testament
The biblical idea of hope:
Hope = desire + expectation.
Hope & Faith
in the New Testament
The use of hope is very close to the idea of faith in New
Testament Greek.
hope is attac...
The believer’s faith and hope are in God (1 Pet. 1:21)
hope in Christ (1 Cor 15:19)
the Lord Jesus Christ is our hope. (1 ...
hope does not disappoint (Rom 5:5)
full assurance of hope (Heb 6:11)
Faith is the basis for assurance,
Hope is the express...
There is one body and one Spirit,
just as you were called in
one hope of your calling;
one Lord,
one faith,
one baptism 
o...
we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of your
love for all the saints; 5 because of the hope which is
laid up for you...
Hope gives joy (Rom. 5:2; 12:12),
Hope encourages boldness of speech (2 Cor. 3:12),
Hope brings believers closer to God (H...
The Bible teaches that grace is not to be compromised by
works (Rom. 4:4–5; 11:6; Eph. 2:8–9).
If grace is subverted by wo...
?!Salvation Conditional?!
Colossians 1:23
23 if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded
and steadfast, and are not move...
To Whom Did Paul Write?
Colossians
Paul called them:
saints and faithful brethren in Christ (1:2)
they had a reputation fo...
To Whom Did Paul Write?
Colossians
Paul spoke of:
the steadfastness of their faith in Christ (2:5)
since they have receive...
To Whom Did Paul Write?
Colossians
Paul affirmed that:
they were complete in Christ (2:10),
they were circumcised spiritual...
To Whom Did Paul Write?
Colossians - believers and un-believers?
If indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and
steadfa...
Doctrinal Challenges
faced by the Colossians
lest anyone should deceive you with persuasive words (2:4):
advanced deceptiv...
A Warning - Believer’s Evaluation at
The Judgment Seat of Christ
21 And you, who once were alienated and enemies
in your m...
A Warning - Believer’s Evaluation at
The Judgment Seat of Christ
the condition in verse 23 is:
prospective (future present...
A Warning - Believer’s Evaluation at
The Judgment Seat of Christ
The concept of being presented to the Lord is
found elsew...
Gold, Silver, Precious Stones,Wood, Hay, Straw
The Judgment Seat of Christ
11 For no other foundation can anyone lay than ...
Anchor of the Soul
19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul,
both sure and steadfast, and which enters the
Presence b...
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Why hope col 1 15-23 iggc 15 feb 2015

  1. 1. Why hope? Colossians 1:15-23
  2. 2. 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. By Him,Through Him, For Him, In Him Colossians 1:15-17
  3. 3. 18 And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence. The Head,The Beginning,The Firstborn Colossians 1:18
  4. 4. All Things reconciled in Christ Colossians 1:19-20 19 For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, 20 and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having - made peace through the blood of His cross.
  5. 5. Present You Holy, Blameless, Above Reproach Colossians 1:21-22 21 And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled 22 in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight—
  6. 6. Hope in the New Testament The biblical idea of hope: Hope = desire + expectation.
  7. 7. Hope & Faith in the New Testament The use of hope is very close to the idea of faith in New Testament Greek. hope is attached to God’s promises (Acts 26:6–7; Rom. 4:18;Titus 1:2; Heb. 6:18; 10:23) Abraham in hope believed (Rom 4:18) Those who have hope wait for God’s promise with perseverance (8:25) Our hope is sourced in God and is infused in us by the power of the Holy Spirit (Rom 15:13)
  8. 8. The believer’s faith and hope are in God (1 Pet. 1:21) hope in Christ (1 Cor 15:19) the Lord Jesus Christ is our hope. (1 Tim 1:1) faith is the substance of things hoped for (Heb. 11:1) Hope is forward-looking faith Hope & Faith in God
  9. 9. hope does not disappoint (Rom 5:5) full assurance of hope (Heb 6:11) Faith is the basis for assurance, Hope is the expression of assurance Hope & Assurance in the New Testament
  10. 10. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism  one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all There is Only One Hope Ephesians 4:4-6
  11. 11. we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of your love for all the saints; 5 because of the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, of which you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel, 6 which has come to you, as it has also in all the world, and is bringing forth fruit Hope is grounded in the true gospel of grace Hope is the basis for spiritual fruitfulness Hope, Faith & Love Colossians 1:5-6
  12. 12. Hope gives joy (Rom. 5:2; 12:12), Hope encourages boldness of speech (2 Cor. 3:12), Hope brings believers closer to God (Heb. 7:19), and Hope motivates purity (1 John 3:3) Hope is the foundation of Christian maturity Hope the foundation of sanctification
  13. 13. The Bible teaches that grace is not to be compromised by works (Rom. 4:4–5; 11:6; Eph. 2:8–9). If grace is subverted by works, the gospel is subverted. If the gospel is subverted, hope or assurance is subverted. If assurance is subverted, the very foundation and motivation for faith toward God and love toward others is subverted. Hope is grounded in the true gospel of grace Sola Gratia Grace & Grace Alone
  14. 14. ?!Salvation Conditional?! Colossians 1:23 23 if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister.
  15. 15. To Whom Did Paul Write? Colossians Paul called them: saints and faithful brethren in Christ (1:2) they had a reputation for faith and love (1:4) they were people whose faith was bearing fruit (1:6) who heard and understood the gospel of grace (1:6) who loved in the Spirit (1:8) who had been delivered from the power of Satan into the kingdom of Christ (1:13) who were redeemed, forgiven (v1:14), and reconciled (1:21–22).
  16. 16. To Whom Did Paul Write? Colossians Paul spoke of: the steadfastness of their faith in Christ (2:5) since they have received Christ Jesus the Lord (2:6) and were rooted and now being built up in Him (2:7).
  17. 17. To Whom Did Paul Write? Colossians Paul affirmed that: they were complete in Christ (2:10), they were circumcised spiritually by Christ (2:11), they were buried with Him in baptism and raised with Him (2:12). Christ had made them alive and had forgiven all their sins (2:12–14).
  18. 18. To Whom Did Paul Write? Colossians - believers and un-believers? If indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel (1;23) Let no one cheat you of your reward (2:18) Epaphras prayed that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God (4:12)
  19. 19. Doctrinal Challenges faced by the Colossians lest anyone should deceive you with persuasive words (2:4): advanced deceptive philosophies - according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. (v. 8) with repercussions of Judaistic ritualism - circumcision, food, drink, festivals, a new moon, sabbaths. (vv. 11, 16–17), legalistic asceticism (do not touch, do not taste, do not handle) - self-imposed religion, false humility, and neglect of the body(vv. 20–23), and the worship of angels (v. 18).
  20. 20. A Warning - Believer’s Evaluation at The Judgment Seat of Christ 21 And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled 22 in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight— 23 if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister.
  21. 21. A Warning - Believer’s Evaluation at The Judgment Seat of Christ the condition in verse 23 is: prospective (future presentation) not retrospective (past reconciliation) the condition refers to: faith (or trust) that is needed for living the Christian life not to faith for salvation The quality of the presentation, not the fact of it, is conditioned
  22. 22. A Warning - Believer’s Evaluation at The Judgment Seat of Christ The concept of being presented to the Lord is found elsewhere in the New Testament (2 Cor. 4:14; 11:2; Eph. 5:27; 1 Thess. 5:23; Jude 24), and in every case (except 2 Cor. 4:14), the quality of the presentation is in view. all believers will be presented to Christ fully justified in position, but not all will be blameless in experience (1 Cor. 3:13–15; 4:5; 1 John 2:28)
  23. 23. Gold, Silver, Precious Stones,Wood, Hay, Straw The Judgment Seat of Christ 11 For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, 13 each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. 14 If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire. (1 Cor 3:11-15)
  24. 24. Anchor of the Soul 19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil (Heb 6:19) Hope is the anchor for spiritual maturity

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