100 Days of Preaching the Gospel #14 | with Daniel Whyte III
TEXT: Colossians 1:19-20: “For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.”
Today, I want you to notice with me that CHRIST’S BLOOD MAKES PEACE FOR SINNERS
When Adam sinned against God in the Garden of Eden ALL men became sinners, fellowship between God and man was broken, and man was at war with God. Since the day Adam sinned in the Garden, a state of open rebellion has existed in the soul of man — rebellion against God; and God demanded retribution. Then it was that Jesus willingly identified Himself with lost humanity and accepted the full responsibility of man’s sin. The Son of God took man’s place. He became flesh — and in that body of flesh He did for us what we could never have done for ourselves.
Jesus took our guilt to Calvary and through His death on the cross He secured a peace treaty. The righteousness of God was vindicated and the way opened whereby the state of war beween God and man might be terminated. Any man who will exercise faith in the finished work of Jesus and trust in His SHED BLOOD will find PEACE with God!
Romans 5:1 and 11 states, “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ…And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.”
PEACE WITH GOD comes only through the SHED BLOOD OF Jesus. When the poor, lost sinner puts his trust in the BLOOD OF CHRIST, peace — SWEET peace — comes into the heart of that sinner.
I also want you to notice that GOD SAVES US FOR CHRIST’S SAKE
Ephesians 4:32 reads, “And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” I John 2:12 reads, “I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name’s sake.”
The only possible way for God to be JUST and JUSTIFY the sinner is through the SHED BLOOD OF JESUS. Romans 3:24-28 reads, “Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.”
Finally today, I want you to notice that THE BLOOD OF CHRIST BRINGS BELIEVERS INTO A NEW FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD
Ephesians 2:12-13 reads, “That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.”
Through the SHED BLOOD of Christ, racial and man-made barriers were broken down and removed. Now the RICH and the POOR, the WISE and the UNWISE, the “UP-AND-OUT,” and the DOWN-AND-OUT, sit together at the same table IN CHRIST JESUS. There is no difference. WHOSOEVER WILL is invited to come and find rest, peace, and fellowship IN HIM. Through the BLOOD of Jesus a NEW HARMONY was created!
The peace secured at Calvary through the BLOOD OF CHRIST became experimental in the souls of men — Jews, Gentiles, slaves, and slavemasters — when the message of REDEMPTION THROUGH CHRIST’S BLOOD reached out to WHOSOEVER WILL.
Have you heard the message? Have YOU, dear soul, received the message? If not, I want to assure you that salvation is for ALL — YES, ALL — even for you and me. All you have to do is receive the salvation that has been provided for you by the blood of Christ.
+ Plus, listen to Isaac Carree singing “Simply Redeemed”