“He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me.”
Reflecting. meditating and praying over this passage from Paul on discipleship:
He is the one we proclaim….
It starts with Jesus. Paul has already proclaimed that….
v 15 – He is the image of the invisible God!
v 15 – He is the firstborn over all creation!
v 16 – He created all things!
v 17 – He is before all things
v 17 – In Him, all things hold together!
v 18 – He is the Head of the Body, the Church
v 18 – He is the beginning
v 18 – He is the firstborn from the dead
v 18 – He is to have supremacy in everything
v 19 – God’s fullness dwells in Him
v 20 – He reconciled all things, in Heaven and earth
True Discipleship for the Christ follower is learning to follow Jesus.
A lifetime of learning.
A lifetime of following.
Reflection: Knowing Jesus, following Jesus and making Jesus known is the starting point, the midpoint and the end point.