What God Has Done For You
Colossians 1:12-14

(THEOLOGY: How you think of God)



1. Qualified Us For AN ETERNAL INHERITANCE
"giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light". (Colossians 1:12)
"in whom [Christ] we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins". (Colossians 1:14)

"Redemption" literally means TO BUY BACK..
"Forgiveness" does not mean that GOD IGNORES OUR SIN..
Forgiveness must be predicated upon REDEMPTION. Without REDEMPTION, there can be no forgiveness.
THE KEY TRUTH: We have been delivered from the penalty of sin.
2. CHRIST Delivered Us From THE POWER OF EVIL
"For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness..." (Colossians 1:13a)
The Bible teaches us that we come into this world with AN ALLEGIANCE TO SATAN...
EVIL IS REAL..
SATAN IS REAL.
THE KEY TRUTH: We are being delivered from the presence of sin.
"No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it". (1Corinthian 10:13)
3. Transferred Us OUT in order to bring Us IN.
"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life O live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me". (Galatians 2:20)
THE KEY TRUTH: We are being delivered from the presence of sin.
"Having believed, you were marked in Him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession--to the praise of his glory" (Ephesians 1:13b-14)

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