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?
Main Idea: 4 Implications of the supremacy of Christ in our everyday relationships with people.
The Supremacy of Christ is not only the truth we trust in, but the truth we declare with our lives.
The supremacy of Christ means that He must be Lord over our entire lives.
Through reconciliation we have everything we need to faithfully exalt Christ. The eternal hope of reconciliation: Christ will exalted in all creation The daily joy of reconciliation: Christ can be exalted in all my life.
Jesus is supreme because he is God, the creator and sustainer of the universe.
Theme of Colossians: Living by faith in the Supremacy and Sufficiency of Christ.
True peace can only be found in the true King.
Jesus Christ has power over all demonic activity and our hope in the Gospel will transform our priorities. I. Demons Recognize the Authority of Christ II. Demons Respond to the Power of Christ iII. The Damning Power of Sin IV. The Transforming Power of Christ