Colossians 1

Chapter 1

1:6  Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth:


Grace (in salvation). vs. 2 Thessalonians 2:16 ; Romans 3:24 . (See Scofield "John 1:17") .

1:14  In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:


(See Scofield "Romans 3:24") .

1:21  And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled


Reconciliation. The Greek word signifies "to change thoroughly from," and occurs, Romans 5:10 ; 11:15 ; 1 Corinthians 7:11 ; 2 Corinthians 5:18 2 Corinthians 5:19 2 Corinthians 5:20 . Reconciliation looks toward the effect of the death of christ upon man, as propitiation (See Scofield "Romans 3:25") , is the Godward aspect, and is that effect of the death of Christ upon the believing sinner which, through divine power, works in him a "thorough change" toward God from enmity and aversion to love and trust. It is never said that God is reconciled. God is propitiated, the sinner reconciled (cf) 2 Corinthians 5:18-21 .

1:26  Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:


(See Scofield "Matthew 13:11") .

1:27  To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

mystery (See Scofield "Matthew 13:11") .

Christ (See Scofield "Ephesians 4:24") .

1:28  Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:

perfect (See Scofield "Matthew 5:48") .