December 07, 2017: SOAP #2926:  Colossians 1-4 Scripture:  Colossians (NIV) 1:25 I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fulness"26 the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the saints. 27 To them God [...]

December 07, 2017: SOAP #2926:  Colossians 1-4

Scripture:  Colossians (NIV) 1:25 I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fulness"26 the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the saints. 27 To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

Observation:   In driving across the USA, one must cross many rivers.   The greatest river, the Mississippi River, flows through the heart of the city of Saint Louis, Missouri.   It seems that all the major highways funnel into the center of the city where two or three magnificent bridges carry the traffic across the river to be spread out to their various routes once again.

In reading through the Bible, there are key verses that funnel all the truth down into a few words, carry us over the river, and then release us to hundreds of routes moving to eternity.

Application: 'Christ in you, the hope of glory.'   What a glorious gathering together of the truths presented in Genesis, then in the tabernacle of Moses, then in Solomon's Temple, then the prophets, then the Life and death and resurrection of Jesus, and then the sending of the Holy Spiritthey all join in this:   Christ in Leon is Leon's only hope of glory; and Christ in Leon is glory's only hope for Leon!

Prayer:   Holy Spirit, continually remind me that Christ is in me!   May my life, my actions, and my words demonstrate that truth so all around may see and desire that for their lives.   Amen

Pastor Leon
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