This morning we will look, from his own inspired pen, at Peter’s own view of Scripture. We will see that Peter had a very high view of Scripture, but he wrote Scripture as the way of preserving the Word of Christ for the church.
Faith is the condition that brings us the riches of Christ. Yet it is not any ‘faith’ that saves. The faith that saves is a faith that perseveres. Saving faith is not some opinion or momentary good feeling. It is not here one day, gone the next. Saving faith remains. The key idea is simple: believers must continue in the faith.
The goal of these words are headed into verse 23: if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast. Paul’s goal is in part to strengthen their faith and commitment to Christ. It is also to reaffirm for them that Christ’s work applies to them especially. So this is what I want you to see: We must remain committed to Christ because of what he has done for us.
Paul wants the Colossians to know the glory of Christ amidst false teaching. To prevent them from error, he teaches the believers of the glory of God’s Son. Today, Pastor Martin concludes the study of these verses and show you two remaining aspects of the glory of Christ.