Friday, December 7
Jesus is all
Scripture: Colossians 1-4
Colossians 1:28 We proclaim him…
Colossians 2:9 For the entire fullness of God’s nature dwells bodily in Christ.
Colossians 3:11 Christ is all and in all.
Paul’s letter to Colossians is full of Jesus. These verses are a sampling. It’s all about Him: the supremacy of Jesus in every way. Jesus is God in the flesh—fully God, fully man. Jesus is all. Jesus is our message.
I was initially struck by Paul’s simple declaration in 1:28, “We proclaim Him.” Paul’s message, the gospel, is Jesus. This is what we share with others: not an ethic, not a philosophy, but a person, Jesus. This is the central content of every message I give. But it is also what we share with our friends and neighbors. Too often, we make our message about something else. It’s simple: we proclaim Him. Jesus.
Paul models this in Colossians. Jesus is always the issue. Jesus is the star, the hero, the message in every chapter. It was a great reminder for me. Make it about Jesus—with everyone, every time.
Prayer: Lord, help me keep in simple, and keep it about Jesus!