He Has Rescued Us, Ron Ward
THE SUPREMACY OF CHRIST
Passage: Colossians 1:15~23
1. He is God the Creator (15-18)
Who is Jesus Christ? He is the image of the invisible God. He has priority and supremacy over all creation, for he is the Creator of all things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible. All things were created for him; all things hold together in him. He is also the head of his body the church, because he was the first one to be raised from the dead. All who belong to him will be raised with him. Jesus Christ is supreme.
2. He is God the Reconciler (19-23)
God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in Christ. And through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, he reconciles all things to himself. Once we were God's enemies because of our evil behavior and rebellious minds. But through Jesus' death, we are reconciled to God. This is the good news for every creature under heaven. This gospel is God's truth. Jesus is sufficient. He is everything to everyone. We must continue in gospel faith and hold on to this hope. We don't need anything else.
Prayer: Lord, my hope is in you alone. Come and reign supreme in my heart and life.
One Word: All God's fullness is in Christ; hold on to him.