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In Colossians 1 we see the beauty of the Gospel in its full light as we are brought to understand the reconciliation we received and how desperately lost we are without Him.
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- Our relationship to God was broken beyond repair
- To be reconciled is to exchange hostility for friendship.
- It is a peace treaty signed
- It is when enemies become friends.
- The fact that we need reconciliation tells us there must be something wrong with humanity.
- How great must this reconciliation be if it comes by death?
- If peace only comes by blood?
- If we want to understand the magnitude of reconciliation we must know our need.
- We are enemies of God, hostile toward Him.
- Christ brings us the peace we need. It is not just a calming peace.
- At its foundation it is the ending of a war.
- We were alienated – foreign and out of place. Not belonging.
- Having no hope and being without God.
- It is a foretaste of hell itself.
- We were hostile
- Not only away from God, but against God.
- And we don’t want to look at ourselves this way.
- We use “hostility” to describe acts of war.
- Scripture bares us of anything we think we can bring to God as a peace offering.
- God did not wait for us, we would have never come. He came for us.
- For everyone who believes, this war is over.
- The peace treaty has been signed in blood.
- Christ offered a single sacrifice, and perfected us for all time.
- What can you add to perfect?
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Supporting Scripture :
Eph 2:12; Rom 8:8-9; Ex 34:7; Rom 5:8-10; Jer 13:35; John 6:65; Heb 4:10; Heb 10:14; 2 Cor 5:21; Rom 8:33