The Great DeliveranceRev. Michael Calvert, Ph.D., July 1, 2018
Part of the Colossians series.
This coming Lord’s Day we will resume our messages from the Epistle to the Colossians. Our text will be Colossians 1:13-14. In these two verses Paul tells us about our salvation, and, more particularly, about what God has already accomplished for us in Christ His Beloved Son. You may remember that the Bible speaks of our salvation in three ways: 1) what our Father has done, once and for all; 2) what our Father, through the Holy Spirit, is doing now; and 3) what our Father is yet to do for us in the future.
In this passage, Paul’s chief interest is in what has already been done for us. Namely, the Father has delivered us from darkness, transferred us into the kingdom of His Son, redeemed us, and forgiven us of all our sins. On Sunday we will explore these ‘once-for-all’ blessings that we all share in our Savior and Lord.
13Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: (KJV)