January 14-January 20, 2018


Romans 1:1-7


We are who we are because of the gospel God promised “through his prophets in the holy Scriptures concerning his Son,” Christ Jesus—fully God and fully man.

[15] He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. [16] For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. [17] And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. [18] And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. [19] For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, [20] and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.

[21] And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, [22] he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, (Colossians 1:15–22 ESV) 

In your CG this week, talk about the hypostatic union* of Christ Jesus. Spend time with this week’s Scriptures below and reflect with the following questions and prompts:

* “The hypostatic union is the mysterious joining of the divine and the human in the one person of Jesus” (David Mathis). For more on this topic, visit https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/what-is-the-hypostatic-union

What did you hear from the Scriptures below concerning Jesus? Why is it important that Jesus be fully God and fully man in one person?

Confess how you blur the
hypostatic union of Jesus? What is the danger of making him more man than God or God than man? What is the danger of making him two persons (God and man) rather that the one person he is? Repent and confess who he is. Jesus is one person, fully man, fully God. Use Colossians 1:15-22 to aid you in your right confession. 

Thank the Father for who you are because of who his Son, Christ Jesus is—fully God and fully man. Pray that the Holy Spirit would conform you more to the image of our Lord Jesus Christ. Pray for the unreached and the lost. Pray that they would come to be reconciled to God through your witness to this God-man. 


Read Romans 1:1-7.
Read Colossians 2:9.
Read Hebrews 4:15.
Read Romans 1:1-7.