by Rev. Vince Finnegan on July 10, 2011
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Colossians 1:1-4, 26 – “Saints” (in Greek hagios) translated “holy” 161 times and “saints” 61 times. Who are the saints?

Romans 1:6 and 7
Called of Jesus Christ, beloved of God

1 Corinthians 1:2
- Sanctified in Christ Jesus, saints by calling God makes us saints through Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 1:26-31
This calling to holiness is by His grace, not our works.

1 Corinthians 6: 11
We were washed in the blood of Jesus in order to become holy.

Hebrew 10:10
- By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

2 Corinthians 1:1

The word hagios is not used in the epistle of Galatians.

Ephesians 1:1-4; 2:1-10

Ephesians 4:17-24
Your new self has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth. You are not the same! You
have a new you!

Colossians 1:1
The epistles are written to saints, the faithful in Christ Jesus, not to unbelievers. The Word of God is written for

Colossians 1:19-23
We are now reconciled through Christ so that we may be presented before God as holy ones, blameless, beyond
reproach (that cannot be called into account, unreproveable,unaccused).

Colossians 3:1-17
Live like saints.

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