Pastor Nathan Sundt - August 27, 2023

Big Problems, Big Solutions: How Christ Raises the Dead and Embarrasses Your Accuser

Colossians 2:13-15 1. The problem was as bad as it could be. 2. The problem is due to sinful rebellion. “Right and Wrong as a Clue to the Meaning of the Universe” Rom. 5:20-21 3. The problem alienates us from God, ourselves, and others. 4. The solution is as deep as we could imagine—and deeper still! 2Cor. 5:17-18 5. The solution heals our relationship to God. The forgiveness of sin is the legal and relational reality that stands underneath our release from death. (1Cor. 15:54-57) Reinhold Niebuhr in The Kingdom of God in America (1937), criticized the social gospel movement, describing its message as, “A God without wrath brought men without sin into a kingdom without judgment through the ministrations of a Christ without a cross.” 6. The solution lifted legal debts. ἐξαλείψας / exaleipsas χειρόγραφον / chirographon 7. The solution shames the devil. Christ saves shamed sinners and embarrasses a proud enemy.

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