Sermon preached by Matthew DelValle on May 14, 2023 at First Baptist Church in Delphi, Indiana. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠First Baptist Church⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ is an evangelical church in Delphi, Indiana helping people find and follow Jesus. Our mission is to declare God’s truth, disciple God’s people, delight in God’s Son, and display God’s glory. Join us for Sunday Worship at 10:30am. Sunday School begins at 9:30am. We gather at 103 S. Indiana Street, Delphi, Indiana 46923.

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Read our ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Statement of Faith⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.



Main Point:  Hold on to the hope of the gospel, by which you were reconciled and will one day be completely renewed.

1.  Past Alienation [Colossians 1:21]
       A.  The State
       B.  The Symptoms
              1)  Hostile Minds
              2)  Evil Actions

2.  Present Reconciliation [Colossians 1:22a]
       A.  Incarnation
       B.  Atoning Death

3.  Purposed Transformation [Colossians 1:22b]
       A.  Holy (agious)
       B.  Faultless (amomous)
       C.  Blameless (anenkletous)

4.  Persevering Consecration [Colossians 1:23]
       A.  Means
              1)  Positive (“remain grounded and steadfast in the faith”)
              2)  Negative (“not shifted away from the hope of the gospel”) 
       B.  Message
              1)  Universal Spread [cf. Col. 1:6]
              2)  Individual Servant [cf. Col. 1:7]