Colossians 1:15-23 The Preeminence of Jesus Christ

Paul continues his epistle to the Colossians by establishing the head of the church, which is Christ. The apostle now identifies Jesus as the fulfillment of holy scripture and prophecy.

15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.” (Colossians 1:15)

Jesus is the visible image of our invisible God. Christ was sent to live and die among us so all creation could see, so that all would believe.

16 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.” (Colossians 1:16)

Paul declares all creations and all things God’s, in tune with the gospel and truth found therein. Everything is God’s and we were created to serve Him, to fulfill His plan for our lives as we walk the narrow path that leads to eternal life.

17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. 18 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.” (Colossians 1:17-18)

Paul tells us about Jesus, and how the savior was born before creation, begotten of God almighty. Jesus was sent to lead God’s church, as the head of the family made up of the divine fiat’s chosen people, Christians who rely on faith, grace and mercy for salvation, sanctification and glorification.

19 For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, 20 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.” (Colossians 1:19-20)

Because Jesus was simultaneously all God and all man, He was able to live among us then rise from the dead. His resurrection is both fulfillment of scripture and a gateway to the future when the dead in Christ are raised to rejoice with our heavenly Father.

21 And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled 22 in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight— 23 if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister.” (Colossians 1:21-23)

Paul calls on believers to continue preparing for the Lord’s second coming. All believers are warned of God’s plan to rapture the saved and leave the rest of the world to itself, for the lost to suffer through this life and into the next for all eternity. Hell awaits all sinners, only those who repent and believe will be saved from the lake of fire. Let us pray!

Father God;
We thank you for your blessings in our lives and for your servant Paul,
We praise you Lord for his wisdom and for his works through this scripture,
We ask you Lord to inspire us to use these verses in our lives
As we grow in you through the teachings of your faithful apostle.

Lord we ask you to strengthen us each day as we endure through battles,
Allow us to praise and love each other through faith in you Jesus,
Shield us from evil through truth, the gospel, salvation and prayer,
Guide us to abide by your word as we spread your gospel to one and all
Becoming examples of faith through our character as we walk the narrow path.

God we pray that you will continue to bless us, to bless our lives and fill us with hope
We ask you Lord to guide our footsteps and lead us to the way everlasting,
Through faith in you Lord we seek salvation and a place with you in heaven
According to your word, your everlasting wisdom and strength.

May your will be done
In our lives, for your life.

We thank you for your love and all you bless us with each day.

Praise God,
Amen!

This message was written by Daniel St.Pierre
Email: DanielStPierre@ThriveThroughChrist.com

Posted in Bible Studies.

3 Comments

  1. Praise not people to their faces, to the end that they may pay thee in the same coin. Let’s praise God even more for God is the only one who’s worthy to be praised.

  2. The fact of God is necessary for the fact of man. Think God away and man has no ground of existence.

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