Colossians 1:13-23 - What God Has Done Through Christ

Colossians 1:13-23 - What God Has Done Through Christ

13 For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities--all things have been created through Him and for Him. 17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. 18 He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. 19 For it was the Father's good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, 20 and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven.

21 And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds, 22 yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach-- 23 if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, was made a minister.

Colossians 1:9-23 - Prayer For Maturity Based On Christ's Preeminence

Colossians 2:1-5 - Christ, The Mystery Of God

Colossians 3:5-11 - Put Off The Old Behavior

Colossians 4:1-Colossians 3:25 - Personal Relations In The New Life

Colossians 4:7-17 - Exhortations Regarding Fellow Workers

Colossians 1:13-23 - What God Has Done Through Christ

1 Thessalonians 1:1-1 - Greeting

1 Thessalonians 2:1-12 - Paul's Approach To Ministry In Thessalonica

1 Thessalonians 3:1-5 - Paul Sends Timothy To Thessalonica

1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 - Appeal For Continuing Sanctification

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 - The Sudden Arrival Of The Day Of The Lord

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Ambassadors

Definitions of ambassador

Noun

1

an accredited diplomat sent by a country as its official representative to a foreign country.

the French ambassador to Portugal

Synonyms:

envoy plenipotentiary emissary (papal) nuncio representative high commissioner consul consul general diplomat legate

Synonyms of ambassador

Noun

envoy campaigner embassador

See also

ambassador

2 Corinthians 5:20

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

Isaiah 40:31

Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.

Romans 8:14

For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

Ephesians 6:10-18

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.read more.

2 Corinthians 5:20-21

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

Philippians 3:20

For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ;

John 3:16

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

2 Corinthians 5:18

Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation,

Ephesians 6:20

for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in proclaiming it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

Proverbs 13:17

A wicked messenger falls into adversity, But a faithful envoy brings healing.

1 Corinthians 11:1

Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ.

2 Corinthians 5:17-20

Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.read more.

Romans 1:16

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

2 Corinthians 5:21

He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.

2 Corinthians 5:19

namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.

2 Timothy 2:15

Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.

Galatians 2:20

"I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.

Colossians 1:13

For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son,

Acts 17:23

"For while I was passing through and examining the objects of your worship, I also found an altar with this inscription, 'TO AN UNKNOWN GOD ' Therefore what you worship in ignorance, this I proclaim to you.

Romans 8:28

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

1 Timothy 5:23

No longer drink water exclusively, but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments.

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Ambassadors » Other references to

Ambassadors » Figurative

Ambassadors » Berodach to hezekiah

Ambassadors » Israelites to various nations

Ambassadors » Benhadad to ahab

Ambassadors » Zedekiah » to egypt

Ambassadors » Sennacherib through rabshakeh to hezekiah

Ambassadors » Sent by moses to edom

Ambassadors » Sent to the amorites

Ambassadors » Amaziah to jehoash

Ambassadors » Ahaz to tiglath

Ambassadors » Hiram to david

Ambassadors » Hoshea to so

Ambassadors » Sent by gibeonites to the israelites

Ambassadors » And solomon

Names » Of ministers » Ambassadors

The Nation » Imprisonment mutilations » Ambassadors

Ambassadors » Other references to

Proverbs 13:17

A wicked messenger falls into adversity, But a faithful envoy brings healing.

Isaiah 18:2

Which sends envoys by the sea, Even in papyrus vessels on the surface of the waters Go, swift messengers, to a nation tall and smooth, To a people feared far and wide, A powerful and oppressive nation Whose land the rivers divide.

Isaiah 30:4

"For their princes are at Zoan And their ambassadors arrive at Hanes.

Isaiah 33:7

Behold, their brave men cry in the streets, The ambassadors of peace weep bitterly.

Isaiah 36:11

Then Eliakim and Shebna and Joah said to Rabshakeh, "Speak now to your servants in Aramaic, for we understand it; and do not speak with us in Judean in the hearing of the people who are on the wall."

More verses: Isaiah 39:1-2 Luke 14:32

Ambassadors » Figurative

Job 33:23

"If there is an angel as mediator for him, One out of a thousand, To remind a man what is right for him,

Obadiah 1:1

The vision of Obadiah. Thus says the Lord GOD concerning Edom-- We have heard a report from the LORD, And an envoy has been sent among the nations saying, "Arise and let us go against her for battle"--

2 Corinthians 5:20

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

Ephesians 6:20

for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in proclaiming it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

Ambassadors » Berodach to hezekiah

2 Kings 20:12

At that time Berodach-baladan a son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah, for he heard that Hezekiah had been sick.

2 Chronicles 32:31

Even in the matter of the envoys of the rulers of Babylon, who sent to him to inquire of the wonder that had happened in the land, God left him alone only to test him, that He might know all that was in his heart.

Ambassadors » Israelites to various nations

Judges 11:12-28

Now Jephthah sent messengers to the king of the sons of Ammon, saying, "What is between you and me, that you have come to me to fight against my land?" The king of the sons of Ammon said to the messengers of Jephthah, "Because Israel took away my land when they came up from Egypt, from the Arnon as far as the Jabbok and the Jordan; therefore, return them peaceably now." But Jephthah sent messengers again to the king of the sons of Ammon, read more.

Ambassadors » Benhadad to ahab

1 Kings 20:2-6

Then he sent messengers to the city to Ahab king of Israel and said to him, "Thus says Ben-hadad, 'Your silver and your gold are mine; your most beautiful wives and children are also mine.'" The king of Israel replied, "It is according to your word, my lord, O king; I am yours, and all that I have." read more.

Ambassadors » Zedekiah » to egypt

Ezekiel 17:15

'But he rebelled against him by sending his envoys to Egypt that they might give him horses and many troops Will he succeed? Will he who does such things escape? Can he indeed break the covenant and escape?

Ambassadors » Sennacherib through rabshakeh to hezekiah

2 Kings 19:9

When he heard them say concerning Tirhakah king of Cush, "Behold, he has come out to fight against you," he sent messengers again to Hezekiah saying,

Ambassadors » Sent by moses to edom

Numbers 20:14

From Kadesh Moses then sent messengers to the king of Edom: "Thus your brother Israel has said, 'You know all the hardship that has befallen us;

Ambassadors » Sent to the amorites

Numbers 21:21

Then Israel sent messengers to Sihon, king of the Amorites, saying,

Ambassadors » Amaziah to jehoash

2 Kings 14:8

Then Amaziah sent messengers to Jehoash, the son of Jehoahaz son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, "Come, let us face each other."

Ambassadors » Ahaz to tiglath

2 Kings 16:7

So Ahaz sent messengers to Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, saying, "I am your servant and your son; come up and deliver me from the hand of the king of Aram and from the hand of the king of Israel, who are rising up against me."

Ambassadors » Hiram to david

2 Samuel 5:11

Then Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David with cedar trees and carpenters and stonemasons; and they built a house for David.

Ambassadors » Hoshea to so

2 Kings 17:4

But the king of Assyria found conspiracy in Hoshea, who had sent messengers to So king of Egypt and had offered no tribute to the king of Assyria, as he had done year by year; so the king of Assyria shut him up and bound him in prison.

Ambassadors » Sent by gibeonites to the israelites

Joshua 9:4

they also acted craftily and set out as envoys, and took worn-out sacks on their donkeys, and wineskins worn-out and torn and mended,

Ambassadors » And solomon

1 Kings 5:1

Now Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants to Solomon, when he heard that they had anointed him king in place of his father, for Hiram had always been a friend of David.

Names » Of ministers » Ambassadors

2 Corinthians 5:20

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

The Nation » Imprisonment mutilations » Ambassadors

1 Kings 20:2

Then he sent messengers to the city to Ahab king of Israel and said to him, "Thus says Ben-hadad,

Ezekiel 17:15

'But he rebelled against him by sending his envoys to Egypt that they might give him horses and many troops Will he succeed? Will he who does such things escape? Can he indeed break the covenant and escape?

Numbers 20:14

From Kadesh Moses then sent messengers to the king of Edom: "Thus your brother Israel has said, 'You know all the hardship that has befallen us;

Numbers 21:21

Then Israel sent messengers to Sihon, king of the Amorites, saying,

2 Kings 14:8

Then Amaziah sent messengers to Jehoash, the son of Jehoahaz son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, "Come, let us face each other."

More verses: 2 Kings 16:7 2 Samuel 5:11 Joshua 9:4 1 Kings 5:1

Topics on Ambassadors

Ambassadors For Christ

47;5;20

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

Ambassadors, Figurative Use

18;33;23

"If there is an angel as mediator for him, One out of a thousand, To remind a man what is right for him,