Paul teaches two primary aspects of Christ’s supremacy: 1. Christ is Supreme in Creation (vv.15–17), and 2. Christ is Supreme in Redemption (vv.18–20)
This section breaks down into three parts: 1. Thankful for Gospel Growth (3–8), 2. Prayer for Gospel Growth (9–12a), and finally 3. Prepared for Gospel Growth (12b–14).
How gospel growth motivates thanksgiving and prayer.
God supplies grace and peace. We should not look elsewhere for what can only be found in Him.
We’ll consider two ways in which the gospel unexpectedly advances: 1) The Gospel advances in spite of difficult circumstances. 2) The Gospel advances in spite of discouraging people.
Place your hope in the only King who conquers all worldly chaos and establishes everlasting peace.
In order to be saved God must remove your sin and clothe you in an alien righteousness.
Hosea = How God chose a bride & the cost to keep her.
What kind of king has no throne? What kind of king has no kingdom? What kind of king suffers and dies?