By Rev. Junchol Lee
We use a calendar that has 12 months and 365 days in it. As it nears December 31st, we feel as though something is getting close to an end, and yet on January 1st it feels like a new beginning. Our life is composed of many endings and beginnings. We may live one life, but within this one life we have many different journeys.
(References: Habakkuk 3:17)
7. 5. I desire you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ (Philippians 1:8). Jesus emptied Himself, taking the form of a servant, wherefore God hath exalted Him and given Him a Name above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven, in earth, and under the earth (Philippians 2:7-11).
The God of faith (Philippians 3:9).
Christ, who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature, and that through Him and in Him all things were created (Colossians 1:15-16).
Christ is before all things, and all things subsist in Him, and He is the head of the body, the church (Colossians 1:17-18, 24). In Christ doth all fullness dwell, and by Him all things were reconciled to Himself (Colossians 1:18-20).
In Christ are hid all the treasures of wisdom and of knowledge (Colossians 2:3).
In Christ dwelleth all the fullness of the Divinity bodily (Colossians 2:9).
Christ sitting on the right hand of God (Colossians 3:1; Hebrews 8:1; 10:12; 12:2).
Christ is all in all (Colossians 3:11).
That they all may be in one body (Colossians 3:15).
Do all things in the name of the Lord Jesus (Colossians 3:17). That from the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance; ye serve the Lord Christ (Colossians 3:24).
Christ is the head of the body (Colossians 2:19). Life is with Christ in God (Colossians 3:3).
(Concerning the coming of the Lord, see also Consummation and Judgment.)
(References: 1 Corinthians 2:12-13, 2:12, 2:14-15, 3:20, 4:2-9, 4:13; 1 John 2:10-11; 2 Corinthians 6:1, 7:7-11, 7:13; Colossians 1:15-20; Hebrews 1:8, 2:3, 2:7-11, 2:9, 3:9; James 2:19, 3:1, 3:3, 3:11, 3:15, 3:17; John 3:19-21, 5:29; Matthew 23:2-7; Romans 2:5-10)