God and Sinners Reconciled
A Sermon on Colossians 1:14
in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. (ESV)
The test - Christian or not; reborn or not; the common concept of God - the true God forgotten; God's character; his glory; light; holiness; truth; justice; etc; man made to be God's representative on earth; obey his commands; man sinned; God hates and punishes sin; man is under his wrath; God alone can solve the problem of man's slavery to the devil; through Christ God forgives first and then reconciles.