The Supremacy of Our SaviorRev. Michael Calvert, Ph.D., July 8, 2018
Part of the Colossians series.
This coming Lord’s Day we will examine one of the most striking passages in all of Scripture. It describes the wonder, glory, sovereignty, and power of our Lord Jesus Christ in terms that are as awe-inspiring as they are mysterious. Our sermon text will be taken from Colossians 1:15-20. In this passage, which some New Testament scholars believe to be an early hymn composed by the first Christians, Paul provides us with a stunning picture of our Savior.
Here, the Apostle teaches us that Jesus is both the Lord of all creation (vv. 15-17), and the Lord of redemption (vv. 18-20). There is an abundance of eternal treasures in these inspired words, and I hope you will prayerfully meditate upon them as we prepare our hearts to worship our Savior together this Sunday.
15Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. 18And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. 19For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; 20And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. (KJV)