Talks for Growing Christians
The Work of Reconciliation that Jesus Accomplished on the Cross
Lesson Number 7
- The Lord Jesus Christ has reconciled all things to Himself.
- The Lord Jesus Christ has reconciled some people to Himself.
- Not all people are reconciled.
- People are alienated with bad attitudes and bad actions.
- The reconciliation of people has already taken place.
- Our reconciliation was one way.
- The ultimate purpose of our reconciliation is perfection.
- Let’s make sure we are reconciled.
- What is set forth in Colossians 1:15-22?
- Define the word, “reconcile.”
- What is the basis of Christ’s reconciliatory work – His life or His death?
- Were all the problems of sin settled on the cross?
- Are all things reconciled by the cross? Are all people reconciled by the cross? What is the ultimate purpose of reconciliation?
- Are people reconciled now, or only in the future?
- The wonder of Christ’s Person, the magnitude of His work, and the pre-eminence of His position.
- To restore to a right relationship; to make peace where there was a separation, alienation or enmity.
- His death on the cross (Colossians 1:20,22)
- Yes. No. The work of Christ is sufficient for all, but is effective only for those who believe. The ultimate purpose of our reconciliation is perfection (Colossians 1:22).
- Reconciliation has already taken place (Colossians 1:21). We are in a harmonious relationship with Christ from the moment of salvation.
- Can you lose your salvation? Support your answer with Scripture.
- What is the ultimate purpose of reconciliation? How does this affect the way that you live?
- Be sure that you are reconciled to God by Christ’s work on the cross. Are you experiencing the harmony of reconciliation?
- “And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled.” Colossians 1:21