by Jerry Branch

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Jesus, the Giver of Peace (7 of 12)
Jerry Branch
Colossians 1:19-20
June 6, 1999

Theme: Jesus Christ-Reconciliation and Peace

Have you thanked God for His Son Jesus Christ? His death for our sins? Have you thanked God for your Salvation though Jesus? The Mark of the REAL Christian, is the Giving of thanks. Have you been Giving Thanks this week?

Last week in the verses 15-18, we saw that the Lord, Jesus Christ, should be number one in our lives. Jesus is Lord, and therefore, Jesus must be given Priority in our lives. We saw that Jesus HAS priority over all things. He is Lord; He has priority over His church; He is the Head of His Church; He is head over our own church. Jesus is the Name at which every knee will bow. Jesus is the One who receives all riches, all honor, all glory and all power. Jesus is First. That is why we worship Him. Now, while we didn't look at the passage in Hebrews, last week, chapter 12 tells us, "Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."

Jesus, He's the ONE to Whom we're to look. Jesus is PRIORITY. Jesus is the One Who is the Author of our faith - He is the BEGINNING, the Alpha. He is the Finisher of our faith. The Perfector. The Completer. He is the Omega. Jesus is Preeminent. He is PRIORITY. And ONLY Jesus is able to bring us into right relationship with the Father.

There is no one else who had done it, there is no else who could do it. You can't do it. I can't do it. You need Jesus. I need Jesus. You can't work your way to the Father; I can't work my way to the Father. You can be the best churchgoer that ever has been, and without Jesus Christ, you will die a ...

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