To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.

Whereunto I also labor, striving according to His working, which worked in me mightily (Col 1).

Thank God for Jesus who was that mystery revealed accordingly... who came to seek and save the lost (Lk 19:9,10; Jon 3:16-17). I am glad He came not by chance, or by accident; but according to God's plan of redemption. If Christ Jesus Had not come:

A. Gentiles would be lost, without hope (Jon 10:15- 16).

B. The Lord's Church would not be a numerical/spiritual reality (Mat 16:18-19; Mk 9:1; Ac 2; Eph 1:21-23).

C. Baptism in the New Birth would have no merit (Mat 28:18-20; Mk 16:15-16; Jon 3:3-5; Rm 6:1-6). Glory be to God He came and there is Hope for all.

And He said unto them, thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:

And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name among all nations beginning at Jerusalem (Lk 24).

Thank God, Jesus said, it is written (the Prophets said He was coming). Hope In Jesus For All; He came and fulfilled God's scheme of things as they said He would.  Otherwise, there would be no repentance and remission of sins. Let the redeemed say Amen if you can. There is hope in Jesus for every nation and every creature in the world (Mat 28:18-20; Mk 16:15-16).  

"If a man die shall he live again", Job asked in his dying days (Job 14:14); was never really answered until Jesus came and said to Martha in deep grief... (yes) "I am the resurrection and I am the life "(Jon 11:23 -26). Paul said: "But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then Christ is not risen. And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain... and we are false witnesses of God"...(I Cor. 15:12-15. Thanks and glory to God for Hope In Jesus for all who obey. 

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Ye are my friends, if you do whatever I  command you (Jon 15).

God's love for the world moved Him to give up His only begotten Son for the sins of the world (Jon 3:16- 17). And Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice of giving up His life for all who will deny oneself and come to Him (Mk 8:34). There is a matchless Hope In Jesus For All who obey by Faith.

Conclusion: 

If the Lord Jesus Christ had not come and fulfilled God's promise and mission for man:

A. N Testament Christianity would not be Heb 8:6-13; 12:23-24).

B. The Church of Christ could not be Mat 16:18-19; Mk 9:1; Ac 2).

C. Water baptism would have no Divine merit (Jon 3:3-5; Ac 2:36-38; Rm 6:1 -6).

D. Christian marriage would not have such a powerful significance (Eph 5:22-33). 

Thanks to God there is one body, one Spirit, one hope, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God.... (Eph 4:3-6). He came, died, was buried and got up the third day... crowned King of Kings, Lord of Lords, the bright morning star... the everlasting Prince of Peace! 

“Let’s Do It Ministry” ~JET