Focal passage: Colossians 1:9-23
Have you ever had the power go out in your house? Everything becomes dark and things that used to work don’t anymore. You can’t charge your phone. Or watch TV. Simple things like flipping a light switch are now pointless. Electricity gives power to the whole house! Without it, we are unable to do tasks that were once mundane because there is no light and no power.
The gospel is like this. It is the power to save wayward sinners, and it is the name of Jesus Christ lifted up above all other names. At the core of the gospel message is the person and work of Jesus Christ whose sacrifice made unity with God possible. Not only this, but Jesus is also the center of all things. In Him, all things work and hold together. The book of Hebrews says that Jesus is upholding the entire universe by the Word of His power. The gospel is power and light.
The Colossian church was evidence of the power of the gospel. The message of Jesus had radically transformed their way of life. Paul wrote to them, noting his thankfulness for all that God had done. The gospel still has this same transforming power! Just as it made the Colossian believers full of faith and love, it does the same today.
Just as the world and all that is in it is held together by Jesus, we too are held together by the gospel when we place our faith in Jesus. There is such power, glory and might in the name of Jesus, and yet His grace reaches far enough to extend an invitation to us. His salvation rescues us from the darkness of sin, allowing us to be brought into the Kingdom of God as sons and daughters. Do you believe this?