Our All-sufficient Saviour (7 Of 18) by Jerry Vines

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OUR ALL-SUFFICIENT SAVIOR
Colossians 2:1-7
Jerry Vines
2/22/98

Colossians explains to us how life works. We know that life only works when you
know Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Probably the majority of you in this service know the
Lord as your Savior and we are learning how life works when Christ is in your life. If you
do not know the Lord as your Savior, it is our prayer that in this service you will receive
Him into your heart and life.
These verses are a transition from the first emphasis of Colossians into the second
emphasis. In chapter we have set before us the sufficiency of Christ. In chapter we will
study the deficiency of the cults. There’s a transition going on. Look at verse 3. “In
whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” The sufficiency of Christ.
Look at verse 4, “And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.”
The deficiency of the cults. He’s moving from one to the other.
The best way for us to be prepared and not to be taken in and deceived by that
which is false, is to be very well grounded in that which is true. The same Jesus Christ
who is the creator of the universe and who died on the cross for our sins, lives in our
hearts and lives as born again believers. In Jesus Christ there is total sufficiency for your
life. All of its challenges and opportunities, all of your difficulties and all of your
problems, Jesus Christ is absolutely, totally, 100% sufficient. That’s what you have to
know if you are going to be able to counter all the false teaching that you will run across
along the way. There were false teachers who had come to Colosse who were saying that
Jesus Christ is fine, but He’s just one among many. You need to add something to the
Lord Jesus Christ. It’s very much like the religious atmosphere of our day.
Did you notice the article in Friday’s newspaper about the Festival of Faith
services that is going to be held. All differ ...


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