Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 9/18/2016

Our message series is Living the Christ-Centered Life through the book of Colossians. Sunday’s message was called This Is the Gospel, taken from Colossians 1:19-23. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. The gospel begins with the incarnation (19)
   A. Jesus became fully man (John 1:1,14)
   B. Jesus did not cease to be fully God (Jer. 23:24; John 10:30)

II. The gospel has universal implications (20)
   A. God will reconcile all things to himself through Jesus
      – Romans 8:20-21; Philippians 2: 10-11; Hebrews 9:23
   B. Reconciliation comes through Jesus’ blood shed on the cross
      – Ephesians 1:7; 1 Timothy 2:5-6

III. The gospel has personal application (21-23)
   A. God reconciled you when you put your faith in Jesus
      1) You were alienated from God and an enemy of God
         – John 3:19-20; Romans 8:7
      2) God reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death
         – Romans 5:10
      3) God will present you holy and free from accusation
         – 1 Corinthians 1:8-9; Ephesians 5:25-27; Philippians 1:6
   B. You know your faith is genuine if you continue in your faith
      1) Stand firm in the faith (cf. Matthew 7:24-27)
      2) Hold on to your hope (Colossians 1:5)
   C. The gospel is proclaimed to every creature under heaven
      1) The gospel is meant to be heard and then shared
      2) The gospel offer goes out to the whole world (Mark 16:15)
      3) Are you a servant of the gospel?

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1 Comment

  1. Athota Joseph Ratnam says:

    Glad to meet you brother Ray.
    I’m a pastor in India leading a group of more than 500 believers in New Covenant Gospel church.
    Your sermons are encouraging. I would like to receive more sermons from you and I heartily welcome you to visit India. Please pray for the ministry. I keep praying for you and your ministry.

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