Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Pleasure of God in the Gospel of His Son

This message was preached on September 6, 2009, at the Guinavah Campground amphitheater. "For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross. And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight." (Colossians 1:19-22) Contrary to what we might feel, God does not reluctantly forgive sins but He is pleased and full of joy to reconcile His enemies unto Himself. It pleased the Lord to crush His Son for our sakes, and when we apprehend this wonderful knowledge of God's good pleasure in the gospel, our hearts will be liberated and our lives transformed. Listen below:

Eli Brayley - The Pleasure of God in the Gospel of His Son

1 comment:

Myah said...

I was trying to wrap my head around this today. It is hard for me to believe that anyone could be pleased to crush their own child, let alone the most loving being of the universe. But then I remembered that God's ways are not our ways.