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Biblical Teaching

by Norman P. Grubb

In Colossians you are turned back to behold the Head—that’s the point that we notice from this great letter. It is, of all letters, a Christ-centred, Christ-magnifying, Christ-glorifying letter. Most of us know in our own minds this outline, and we know how it starts glorifying Him as the Father’s dear Son—He is the Father’s Son before He is ever our Saviour. He’s where the Father’s heart is fixed, where the Father’s joy is through all eternity—His dear Son. And then, having pointed out that we have been translated into the Kingdom of His dear Son in the first chapter, it goes down the line of some of His indescribable glories—the glory of His original creation, the Creator and the sustainer of all; the glory of His final reconciliation. He is not only the Creator of all, He is the Reconciler of all. And then in between the revelation of Him being the Head and the Firstborn, the Author of God’s supreme miracle in history, the creation of the Body of Christ (the millions of redeemed souls who form the Body), He is also the Head of the Body which is the Church, “that in all things He might have the pre-eminence, the firstborn from the dead.”

Karuizawa Japan Conference of 1954
Topic: “Union – Central Secret of the Universe”