Reconciled

Pastor Jonathan Phillips continues his series on the book of Colossians, “Rooted in the Faith,” with this week’s sermon, “Reconciled,” from Colossians 1:19-23.

Colossians 1:19-23 (ESV)

For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation— if you continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.

Jesus Christ reconciles sinners to God.

  • The provider of reconciliation is Jesus Christ.
  • The problem of reconciliation is sin.
  • The power of reconciliation is the cross.
  • The purpose of reconciliation is holiness.
  • The proof of reconciliation is endurance.
  • The proclamation of reconciliation is our mandate.