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John is the under-shepherd of Agape International Church & Ministries Inc, Antioch, California and the President of Agape International Ministries Foundation, Inc (www.agapebfm.net) John has been a Preacher, Bible Teacher, Counselor and a mission-minded servant of God from 1984 till the present time. Married to Alice since 1987, he enjoys being a father to 2 sons and 1 daughter. He is available to preach, participate in evangelistic crusades and revivals, lead or participate in a Marriage Enrichment program internationally. John preaches on a weekly radio broadcast called "KNOW THE TRUTH" (Based on John 8:32)and the broadcast is aired every Sunday at Radio KDIA 1640AM. The broadcast is also accessible through the website of the radio station: www.kdia.com. You can follow him on twitter @agapebfm

Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Point of His Passion

Easter Series: The Succor of Our Savior
The Point of His Passion
Memory Verse: Isaiah 53:6 (NKJV)  All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

Text: Colossians 1:19–23

Based on Google search results, Jesus is the most famous person of all time.”--Robert Harding

 “All history is incomprehensible without Christ.”-- Ernest Renan
“Whatever may be the surprises of the future, Jesus will never be surpassed.”-- Ernest Renan

 “I find the name of Jesus Christ written on the top of every page of modern history.”-- George Bancroft

 “All that is best in the civilization of today, is the fruit of Christ’s appearance among men.”-- Daniel Webster, 

Cf. John 1:29; Colossians 2:8–9

1. Jesus is God
Colossians 1:19 (NKJV) 19 For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell,

Cf. Hebrews 1:8; Colossians 2:9; John 1:14; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 2:17


Council of Nicea A.D. 325 and Council of Chalcedon A.D. 451—“Jesus is fully God and fully man.” 

2. Jesus is a Reconciler
Colossians 1:20 (NKJV) 20 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.

Cf. 1 Peter 2:24; Romans 5:10–11; 1 John 2:2; 1 John 4:10; Ephesians 2:14.

3. Jesus is a Life-Changer
Colossians 1:21–22 (NKJV) 21 And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled 22 in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight—

Cf. Ephesians 2:3; Isaiah 59:1–2; Romans 6:23; Romans 5:6–8

Past Status: Alienated, Enemy in mind, Wicked Works.

4. Jesus is our Redeemer
Colossians 1:22–23
Cf. John 3:16; 1 John 3:16; Revelation 12:10; Romans 8:1; Ephesians 1:9

Jesus paid it all,
All to Him I owe;
Sin had left a crimson stain,
He washed it white as snow.

Colossians 1:23
Illustration: Go On!
One step won’t take you very far;
You’ve got to keep on walking;
One word won’t tell folks who you are;
You’ve got to keep on talking;
One inch won’t make you very tall;
You’ve got to keep on growing;
One deed won’t do it all;
You’ve got to keep on going.
—Arkansas Baptist