JESUS First in Reconcilation: Why the Father Reconciled Us to Himself (Pt. 1)
Passage: Colossians 1:19–1:20
Our journey had taught us to praise God for His church (1:1-2), to pray to God for His church (1:3-14), and the preeminence of Christ in His church (1:15-18).
This morning, we’ll consider the pleasure of God for His church (1:19-23). We’ll discover that reconciliation is indispensable for you to please God.NOTES:
1A. WHY THE FATHER RECONCILED US TO HIMSELF (1:19)
1B. The direction of this verse points to the key theme stated in verse 18.
2B. The definition of the Father being pleased
3B. The description of the nature of Jesus Christ
2A. HOW THE FATHER RECONCILED US TO HIMSELF (1:20)
1B. The direction of God’s pleasure is to reconcile all things to Himself
2B. The definition of reconciliation
3B. The description on how reconciliation is accomplished
1C. Reconciliation makes peace
2C. Reconciliation is through the blood of the cross
Next Sunday (2/9) – What is the purpose of the Father reconciling us to Himself? (1:21-22)