Today we continue with part three of last week’s sermon entitled “he Completes Me” from the book of Colossians 2:6-10
If you have missed the beginning of our discussions here you can find them at:
Now for today’s sharing:
What does it men to be “complete in Him?”
Well first it means that you are complete in your salvation. We so need saving! You see, the Bible tells us that every human being has a problem. That problem is called sin. Sin is that nature inside of us which causes us to make wrong choices, evil choices. We all have it within us. We have all made choices we regret. There isn’t one of us who can look at our lives and say “I have never done a single thing wrong.”
Most of us refer to this part of our personality as our weakness but sin is not really a weakness; It is a power that enslaves us to doing wrong. It is a power that separates us from God.
The Bible says it this way.
we have already shown that all people, whether Jews or Gentiles,[c] are under the power of sin. 10 As the Scriptures say,
“No one is righteous—
not even one.
11 No one is truly wise;
no one is seeking God.
12 All have turned away;
all have become useless.
No one does good,
not a single one.”[d]
13 “Their talk is foul, like the stench from an open grave.
Their tongues are filled with lies.”
“Snake venom drips from their lips.”[e]
14 “Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.”[f]
15 “They rush to commit murder.
16 Destruction and misery always follow them.
17 They don’t know where to find peace.”[g]
18 “They have no fear of God at all.”[h]
19 Obviously, the law applies to those to whom it was given, for its purpose is to keep people from having excuses, and to show that the entire world is guilty before God. 20 For no one can ever be made right with God by doing what the law commands. The law simply shows us how sinful we are.
But God in His mercy did not leave us to solve our problem alone. He sent Jesus to die on the cross and to rise from the dead. When Jesus did that he made it possible for us to be saved to enter “salvation”.
Romans 3 doesn’t end with people remaining bound up in sin it goes on to say…
But now God has shown us a way to be made right with him without keeping the requirements of the law, as was promised in the writings of Moses[i] and the prophets long ago. 22 We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are.
23 For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. 24 Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. 25 For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood.
Now that’s what I call good news!