JESUS First in Reconciliation: The Results of the Father Reconciling Us to Himself (Pt. 3)
Passage: Colossians 1:23
Reconciliation means that in order to overcome your separation from God, you needed someone to make peace. The good news is that Jesus “made peace through the blood of the cross” (v.20b).
1A. WHY THE FATHER RECONCILED US TO HIMSELF (1:19)
2A. HOW THE FATHER RECONCILED US TO HIMSELF (1:20)
3A. THE PURPOSES OF GOD RECONCILING US TO HIMSELF (1:21-22)
4A. THE RESULTS OF THE FATHER RECONCILING US TO HIMSELF (1:23)
1B. Continuing in the faith
“continue” – To remain carefully and diligently
2B. Grounded in the faith
“grounded” – God laid the foundation of your faith and life.
3B. Steadfast in the faith
“steadfast” – To be firm and steady in your faith. Do not shift or be moved away from your faith.
Two kinds of knowledge: Informational and Insightful
Four expressions of the Gospel:
1) The gospel produces hope
2) The gospel is to be heard
3) The gospel is to be proclaimed
4) We are ministers of the gospel