Christ’s invitation – to grace, unity and mission

Passage: Colossians 3:1-17

Christ’s invitation – to grace, unity and mission
Colossians 3:1-17

“The wrath of God is not, of course, an emotional rage but a steadfast and absolute opposition to all that is evil.”
New Bible Commentary

“God is not inflicting pain or punishment on an innocent third party, but bears the abandonment within himself… which is why language of God punishing Jesus for our sins can mislead, if it is taken to mean God was outside, untouched by the whole exercise, inflicting pain on his distinct innocent Son, Jesus.”
Graham Tomlin, 'Looking through the Cross'

“Christianity is community. It has on its divine side the amazing gift of peace with God, and on its human side the triumphant solution to the problem of living together.”
William Barclay

Christ’s Invitation:
To Grace: To find our identity in Him
To Unity: To live “in Christ” together
To Mission: To repeat his call to others

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