by Jerry Vines

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Colossians 1:20-23
Jerry Vines
LifeWorks #5
I have titled these series of messages in Colossians LifeWorks because life only
works when you understand who Jesus is and the life that you can experience in Him.
Colossians sets forth for us the fullness of the Lord Jesus Christ and our completeness in
Him. In Colossians 2:9-10 you have the heart and the center of what this particular book
is trying to say to us. “For in him (Jesus) dwells all the fullness of the godhead bodily, and
you (believers) are complete in Him who is the head of all principality and power.” Life
works when you understand the fullness of Christ and you understand that you are
complete in Him.
There are three great truths that are set forth in this little book. First of all, in
chapter 1, there is set forth the sufficiency of Christ. In chapter 2, it sets forth the
deficiency of cults. In chapters 3 and 4, we see the efficiency of Christianity. Jesus Christ
is set forth as the absolutely, totally sufficient One. When you come to know the Lord
Jesus Christ you have in Him everything necessary to make your life what it really ought
to be.
We begin in verse 15 of this chapter and we see the Lord Jesus Christ who is God
in the flesh. He is Christ, the One and Only above the creation. Further on we see He is
Christ, the One and Only over the church. In verse 20 we see that Jesus Christ is the One
and Only on the cross. Did you notice how quickly we get to the cross. See how soon
the Scriptures bring us to the cross. It is at the cross where it all comes together. At the
cross, holy God makes it possible for sinful man to know Him in a personal kind of way.
At the cross, at the cross, where I first saw the light.
And the burden of my heart rolled away.
We can never get away from the centrality of the cross. The cross is a ...

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