Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Believe In God

Colossians 1:19-22 “For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross. And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight.”

The drawing power of Christ was in the crucifixion with its agonizing slow death by suffocation while painfully impaled by his hands and feet ... for us. The crucifixion draws people from every walk of life and from every tongue and nation. It is a powerful magnet because it shows the incredible love of God. It is the love of a Father who would give His only Son to endure the penalty for the sin of the world (yours and mine). It is the incredible love of a Son who would come into this world and suffer and die for us.

Hebrews 12:1-2 “Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

In Christ, Brian

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