For it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell;
I. THE UNIQUE QUALIFICATION OF THE GREAT MEDIATOR.
1. In Him all fulness dwells.
2. It is the good pleasure of the Father that this fulness should reside in the Son.
II. THE RECONCILING WORK OF THE GREAT MEDIATOR.
1. The extent of the reconciliation.
(1) Sinful creatures on earth are reconciled to God in Christ.
(2) Sinful and sinless creatures are reconciled.
(3) Sinless and unfallen creatures are brought nearer to God in Christ.
III. THE MEANS BY WHICH THE RECONCILIATION IS EFFECTED. Lessons: —
1. The great Mediator has every qualification for His stupendous work.
2. The reconciliation of a disorganized universe is beyond the power of any subordinate agent.
3. Rebellious man can be restored to peace with God only as he yields himself up to the great Mediator.
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