Our Relationship Of Faith In Christ
Text: Colossians 2:10
The enemies of the faith attacked the Person of Christ severely. They sought to say that having faith in the Lord Jesus Christ was insufficient. The apostle Paul refuted this argument. In response he made this strong statement!
“And you are complete in Him, who is
the head of all principality and power.”
1. “Complete in Him”
a) The word “complete” was written in the Perfect Tense (Perfect Passive Tense).
b) Significance of this word “complete” (from the Greek New Testament).
i) Completeness is a perfected work.
ii) This work is done by the Lord Jesus Christ.
iii) We had nothing to offer to make ourselves complete in Christ.
iv) We are the happy recipients of this completeness.
v) We stand complete in Christ.
vi) We do not lack anything in our relationship with Christ.
2. Who is Christ that we can stand complete in Him?
a) He is the Lord.
b) In Him is the fullness of the Godhead.
c) He is the head of all creation.
i) All principality and power is a reference to mighty spiritual beings.
ii) There may be many mighty angels but Christ is the Head of all principalities.
iii) Christ was not merely one of many principalities (as some enemies of the faith opined).
d) He has full power and authority to make us complete in Himself!
3. How are we complete in Christ?
a) Through our faith in Him as Saviour and Lord.
b) Through His work of atonement on the Cross.
c) Through His shed blood we stand fully cleansed from all our sins.
d) Through Him we are reconciled fully.
e) There is nothing we can add or need to add to what Christ has done.