Introduction: Read 1
Corinthians 15:23-28. What would Jesus do that He has not done, if He should return to
dwell on the earth again?
I. HIS MISSION OF REDEMPTION IS COMPLETE - Eph. 1:7-10
A. Forgiveness / redemption now available in Christ - Col. 1:13-14.
B. All things pertaining to our salvation have been "summed
Christ - v. 10.
II. HIS REVELATION IS COMPLETE - Jude 3
A. God's scheme of redemption reached its completion in Christ -
1:9; 2 Tim. 3:16-17.
III. HIS AUTHORITY IS COMPLETE - Matt. 28: 18-20
A. All authority implies completeness - Col. 1:13.
B. Christ has preeminence now - Col. 1:16-19, 1 Tim. 6:15.
IV. HIS GLORY IS COMPLETE - Jn. 17:5, 10
A. His glory is received in his Kingdom - Matt. 20:20-21; Mk.
B. Jesus entered his glory when he was raised & ascended to heaven - Lk.
24:25-26; 1 Pet. 1:21.
V. HIS CHURCH IS COMPLETE - Eph. 1:22-23
A. The church is the fullness of Christ - v. 23.
B. The manifold wisdom of God is seen in the church - Eph. 3: 10.
VI. CHRIST'S CONQUEST OVER SATAN & SIN IS COMPLETE - Heb. 2:14-15
A. Jesus entered the strong man's house & bound him - Matt.
B. To teach that Jesus failed his "first" mission is to say that Jesus did not conquer the strong man!
Conclusion: Read John 17: 1-4. (Credit is given to Foy E. Wallace, Jr. for the foregoing outline, God's Prophetic Word, Pg. 193.)