What Man Gains In Christ
Audio
Delivered By
Phillip Rainwater
Delivered On
January 21, 2018
Central Passage
Colossians 3:1-17
Subject
AM Sermon
Description
INTRODUCTION:
 
            A.         Man without Christ is dead in sin; Colossians 2:13
                        1.          All sin; Romans 3:23
                        2.          The reward (consequence) of sin is death; Romans 6:23
            B.         Through the sacrifice of Jesus man can (is enabled) to be renewed to God; Colossians 2:12-13
                       1.           Man is renewed to the image of Christ; Colossians 3:10
                       2.           Those renewed are given a home in heaven; Colossians 3:1-2
            C. Our lesson encourages strength of faith in those who desire a heavenly home; “What Man Gains In Christ”
 
I. THE CONDITION OF MAN BEFORE CHRIST:
            A.       All mankind was lost; Romans 3:9
                      1.           The Jews had fallen; Malachi 4:1-3
                      2.           The Gentiles had no covenant; Ephesians 2:11-12
            B.      In Christ, man is brought back to God; Ephesians 2:13
                      1.           The Apostle Paul’s statement; Colossians 3:10
                      2.           The death of Jesus allows reconciliation; Ephesians 2:13-18
 
II. JESUS PAID THE PRICE FOR SIN:
           A.       The requirement of the law; Hebrews 10:9-14
                      1.           The sin offering was to be perfect; Leviticus 4:3
                      2.           The sin offering was to be offered daily; Exodus 29:36-37
           B.        Jesus offered Himself once for all mankind; Hebrews 10:12-14
 
III. THE BLOOD OF JESUS IS NECESSARY:
          A.        It transforms one; through renewing the mind to God; Romans 12:2
                      1.          Through knowledge; Colossians 3:10
                      2.          A daily process of renewal; II Corinthians 4:16-18
          B.         Heaven awaits those who mold themselves to be like Christ; Colossians 3:10-16
 
CONCLUSION:
         A. Heaven is prepared for those who glorify God; Colossians 3:17
         B. Let us mortify our members and hide our lives “in Christ”; Colossians 3:3
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