Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Preeminence of Jesus Christ

Last night during our church gathering, we read through Colossians together. Even though I knew it was coming and I've read it many times, I was again stunned by the beauty and splendor of Jesus Christ as Paul describes Him in Colossians 1:15-20.

"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."

Here are a few more bonus verses for your edification (Colossians 2:13-14):
"And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross."

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