Colossians 1:15-20 Jesus is supreme over all things

//Colossians 1:15-20 Jesus is supreme over all things

Colossians 1:15-20 Click on link to read passage. You may select your own version of the Bible after the link opens.

 These verses shed much light on who Jesus is, yet unfortunately, this kind of thinking is are “outside the box” for many Christians. I suspect if these verses were made into a true-false test there would be many church-goers who would miss many of them. Let’s give it a try. Answer each of the following statements as true or false. 

_____ Jesus is the image of God who is invisible.
_____ Jesus is the firstborn of all of creation.
_____ Jesus created the heavens, the earth, and everything in it.
_____ Jesus created the powers and authorities in the spiritual realms.
_____ Jesus holds all of life and all of creation together.
_____ Jesus is the head of the body called the church.
_____ Jesus is the beginning and the firstborn from the dead.
_____ Jesus is supreme over everything.
_____ All of the fullness of God dwells in Jesus.
_____ All things in heaven and earth may be reconciled to Jesus through his blood shed on the cross.

Every one of the above statements are true according to Colossians 1:15-20. Doesn’t this stretch your mind in wonderful ways? The better we get our minds around what these verses are saying, the easier it should be for us to bubble over in praise to Jesus and to God the Father.

Jesus, how we stand in awe of who you are. There is nothing in this universe that you haven’t touched, in fact you hold it all together. Thank you for coming down to earth and putting up with the indignities that the people inflicted on you during your earthly lifetime, even death on the cross, that we might be joined with you in heaven. You are so awesome. Amen.

I encourage my readers to either copy the above questions or print out the attached file and give it to the members of your Sunday school class. Then come back and leave a comment on this post to share how they scored.

Copyright © 2008 by Janice Green

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2 Comments

  • Thank you. You have raised a very good question.

    My authority comes directly from the scripture reference above, specifically verse 18. After reading your comment I compared several translations and found that some translated the verse to say that Jesus had first place in everything. The others I looked at said that Jesus would have supremacy in all things. Perhaps the catch is in the word “things.” I don’t believe this scripture is placing Jesus supreme over God, but over all creation. God would not be included in all “things” because he would surely lie outside the definition of a thing. He was not created.

    Janice Green 27.06.2008
  • Thanks for your vote of confidence. You are welcome to copy posts again so long as you include my copyright notice at the end and include the link to my blog.

    His blessings on you,
    Janice

    Janice Green 28.06.2008

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