The Supreme One
Everything in our lives must declare Jesus Christ as the Supreme One and proclaim the hope that He alone holds for alienated and lost humanity.
1. He is the Supreme One because of Who He is:
A. The Image of the invisible God. (verse 15)
B. Firstborn & Sovereign over all Creation. (verse 15-17)
Firstborn â€“ legal phrase = Heir
C. The One in Whom all things consist â€“ â€˜hold togetherâ€™. (verse 17)
D. Head of the body â€“ His Church. verse 18
E. Incarnate Reconciler of all things. (verses 19-20)
Ephesians 1:10-Philippians 2:9-10
2. He is the Supreme One because of What He has done:
A. The sacrifice of His physical body unto death. (verse 15)
Godâ€™s fullness dwelled in bodily form in Jesus Christ. (verse 19 & 2:9)
B. His Resurrection from death, conquering its power. (verses 18-22)
Firstborn from the dead = He was the first to have a resurrection body
C. Presents those â€˜in Himâ€™ as holy, without blemish and free from accusation. (verses 22-23)
The condition is Faith that continues in Him! (verse 23)
It is this Supreme One Whose Spirit births, forms, grows and lives Christ through us!
Do you know this Supreme One?