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Reconciliation For You

"And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds, yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach-if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, was made a minister." -Colossians 1:21-23

In these verses Paul focuses on RECONCILIATION FOR YOU. 

First, he describes THE NEED FOR RECONCILIATION: "you were formerly alienated, and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds" (21)
Second, he describes THE ROOT OF RECONCILIATION: "yet, He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death" (22a)
Third, he describes THE FRUIT OF RECONCILIATION:"in order to present you before Him holy and blameless, and beyond reproach-if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard" (22b-23a)

Your sin puts you at enmity with God, but there is a way for you to experience peace with Him. Through His death, Jesus cleanses you from your sin and satisfies God's wrath against your sin. If you repent of your sin by trusting Jesus as your Savior and Lord, He will make you fit for heaven. He will reconcile you to God. You you know if you have been reconciled if you "continue in the faith, and do not shift from the hope of the gospel." (23)

Here are 3 ways you could use this sermon review in your life this week.
1. Use it to help you personally meditate on Colossians 1:21-23.
2. Use it for one of your family devotions this week. 
3. Talk to a neighbor or co-worker about how they can experience peace with God.