Bible: Colossians 1:17-22

1:17 He himself is before all things and all things are held together 1  in him.

1:18 He is the head of the body, the church, as well as the beginning, the firstborn 2  from among the dead, so that he himself may become first in all things. 3 

1:19 For God 4  was pleased to have all his 5  fullness dwell 6  in the Son 7 

1:20 and through him to reconcile all things to himself by making peace through the blood of his cross – through him, 8  whether things on earth or things in heaven.

Paul’s Goal in Ministry

1:21 And you were at one time strangers and enemies in your 9  minds 10  as expressed through 11  your evil deeds, 1:22 but now he has reconciled you 12  by his physical body through death to present you holy, without blemish, and blameless before him

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