Summary: Here are some wonderful truths about God’s Reconciliation. The Good News is that Reconciliation is Unlimited. When we sin, we can come to Him and He will instantly receive us, reconcile us, and restore us to Himself.
The Gospel Brings Reconciliation!
2 Cor 5:17-21 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.
21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
Here are some wonderful truths about God’s Reconciliation. The Good News is that Reconciliation is Unlimited. When we sin, we can come to Him and He will instantly receive us, reconcile us, and restore us to Himself.
1. Reconciliation is offered to all who will believe God.
Romans 4:21-24 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
22 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.
23 Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him;
24 But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;
2. Reconciliation means that God restores us to what He created us to be.
Romans 4:13 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
A. God has called us to be His Children.
John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
1. John declares the unique love of God toward us, in making us His children
1 John 3:1-2 what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
3. Restoration comes in a day, not over a long period of time.
Read Isaiah 12 2
A. God does a quick work in our lives if we let Him.
4. Reconciliation is offered to all and every kind sin.
Romans 5:6-8 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Integration forced some people to change their behavior. Reconciliation invites the changing of hearts. -- Spencer Perkins
5. Reconciliation is based on the "Great Exchange".
Romans 5:9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.