The Supremacy of the Son
Key idea: Jesus Christ is supreme over everything.
1. Jesus is supreme over the old creation (15-16)
a. Jesus is supreme because he is the image of God (15a)
b. Jesus is supreme because he is the firstborn over all creation (15b)
Jesus has the rights of the firstborn because:
1. All things were created by (in) him
2. All things were created through him
3. All things were created for him
Application: true life as a created being is only found in Jesus.
2. Jesus is supreme because he holds all things together (17-18)
3. Jesus is supreme over the new creation (the Church) (18b-20)
a) Jesus is supreme because he is the founder and the resurrector of the Church (18b)
Two ways that Jesus is supreme over the new creation:
1. The fullness of God was pleased to dwell in him
2. God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things through Jesus
1. Jesus is ____, and He _________ all things.
2. Jesus _________ all things together.
3. Jesus, __________________, is ______________ all things to himself.
Application: Is this the Jesus you believe in?
Key idea: Grace and peace can change your life and grace and peace form a distinct identity. 1. Grace and peace can change your life (vv. 1-2a). 2. Grace and peace form a distinct identity (vv. 2b-3).
Be aware of the world’s lies Abide in the Word’s truths
Fullness of life comes through Christ alone.
In anticipation of the upcoming 2012 All-Church Retreat, Pastor David exhorts us to remember the centrality of Christ, with the retreat being one possible means to help us fix our gaze more fully on him. We also heard testimonies from Steve and Linda Park and Michael and Miryan Good about how previous retreats have blessed […]
Zechariah, in the final portion of his Benedictus, prophesies as to what his son, John, will do and what the Christ will do. Their identities are wrapped up in their mission. For us, we need to consider our identities and how Jesus Christ should be our lives.