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The Preeminence Of Christ

Colossians 1:15-20  •  Sermon  •  Submitted   •  Presented   •  37:22
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The Preeminence Of Christ

Jesus' relation to all Creation

Colossians 1:15–20 NKJV

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.

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.

Christ is Firstborn

"the firstborn over all creation"
Colossians 1:15 NKJV

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.

Psalm 89:27 NKJV

Also I will make him My firstborn,

The highest of the kings of the earth.

Exodus 4:22 NKJV

Then you shall say to Pharaoh, ‘Thus says the LORD: “Israel is My son, My firstborn.

Colossians 1:16 NKJV

For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.

The Originator: By Him
The Agent: Through Him
The Goal: For Him

Christ is the Originator

"for by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers."
John 1:3 NKJV

All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.

Hebrews 1:2 NKJV

has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;

Christ is the Agent

1 Corinthians 8:6 NKJV

yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live.

“All things came to pass within the sphere of His personality and is dependent upon it.”

Christ is the Goal

"All things were created through Him and for Him."
Philippians 2:10–11 NKJV

that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Revelation 19:16 NKJV

And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:

KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS

Christ is the Antecedent

"And He is before all things,"
Colossians 1:17 NKJV

And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.

John 8:58 NKJV

Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”

John 17:5 NKJV

And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.

Christ is the Sustainer

"And in Him all things consist."
Colossians 1:17 NKJV

And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.

Romans 11:36 NKJV

For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.

He maintains the delicate balance necessary to life’s existence. He literally holds all things together. He is the power behind every consistency in the universe. He is gravity and centrifugal and centripetal force. He is the One who keeps all the entities in space in their motion. He is the energy of the universe.
Have you given Jesus His rightful place in your life? He is Lord of all in your life, or He is NOT Lord at all!
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