Jesus, Only Jesus – He is Alive

“May you be strengthened with all power,
according to his glorious might,
for all endurance and patience with joy,
giving thanks to the Father,
who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.
He has delivered us from the domain of darkness
and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son,
in whom we have redemption,
the forgiveness of sins.
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.
For by him all things were created,
in heaven and on earth,
visible and invisible,
whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—
all things were created through him and for him.
And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
And he is the head of the body, the church.
He is the beginning,
the firstborn from the dead,
that in everything he might be preeminent.
For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell,
and through him to reconcile to himself all things,
whether on earth or in heaven,
making peace by the blood of his cross.
And you,
who once were alienated and hostile in mind,
doing evil deeds,
he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death,
 in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him,
if indeed you continue in the faith,
stable and steadfast,
not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard,
which has been proclaimed in all creation
under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.
Colossians 1:11-23 (ESV)

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  1. Nonnie says:

    Thanks be to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who has given us new birth and hope through the Resurrection. I love Him!

  2. Mark Landon says:

    Thanks for the Easter blessing, Lori……
    20 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. 22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.
    1 Corinthians 15:20-22

  3. Joyce says:

    Thanks for this, Lori! I enjoyed hearing Don Francisco’s He’s Alive! and am posting around the song as well. Happy Resurrection Sunday to you! God bless. ~Joyce

  4. Debra says:

    He is risen! Alleluia!

  5. The BearPair says:

    OK, Lori, now you have gone & done it! You’ve shared a large portion of what is probably our favorite book of the Bible–Colossians. 🙂 While it is always stimulating to read your thoughts, how wonderful for you to simply share the Word. Thank you for this excellent passage!