19. 01. 2020
Supremacy of Christ
Paul started the letter to the Colossians by giving thanks to God for the growth of the Colossians Churches in their faith, love and hope.
• Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ
• Love for God and the Church
• Hope in their eternity (heaven)
1. Jesus is the Lord of Creation
Colossians 1:15-18 - The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
2. Jesus is Lord of the Church
Colossians 1:18-20 - And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
[Boy: Made a toy-boat. Lost it. Saw it in a second-hand shop. Redeemed it.
Said to the toy-boat - I made you and now I bought you - you are twice mine]