For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him,
and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of[a] your evil behavior.
But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation—
if you continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.
Summary: There were three people who were present during the trial & crucifixion who were profoundly influenced by Jesus; Barabbas, the Dying Thief, and the Centurion and his men. It was the Cross of Jesus that made the difference!
Summary: The Power of Christ's Reconciliation
Big Idea – The gospel turns enemies into friends and promises that we will one day stand before God sinless and pure.
Our Present Status: Reconciled through Christ (vs. 22)
Summary: The names of God: God always exists, He will provide, He is our healer, and our banner, he will sanctify us and He is our peace. But how do we know? I mean, the Bible says all of these things (and more!), but how can we really know?
Summary: Blenders are designed to take independent foods and integrate them to create something new, bigger and better than any one item could be on its own. What a housewife does in a kitchen when she mixes the batter for a cake, God does with the Universe.