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A Song of Christ's Supremacy

February 12, 2012 Speaker: Series: Jesus + Nothing = Everything

Topic: Colossians Verse: Colossians 1:15–1:20

JESUS + NOTHING=EVERYTHING

“A Song of Christ’s Supremacy”

Pastor Duane Cross | 02.12.2012

“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross." Colossians 1:15-20(NIV)

I) THE SUPREMACY OF JESUS OVER CREATION.
“All things were created by him and for him.” (Colossians 1:16)

4 TRUTHS FROM COLOSSIANS 1:15-17:

1) He is God.

“No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father’s side, has made Him known.” (John 1:18)

“Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father.” (John 14:9)

“The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being...” (Hebrews 1:3)

2) He is the unique Son of God.

3) He is creator of all things.

4) He holds all things together.

II) THE SUPREMACY OF JESUS OVER HIS NEW CREATION.

1) He is the head of the church.

2) He reconciles all things to himself.

4 ELEMENTS ABOUT THE RECONCILIATION OF CHRIST

FOCUS: to “reconcile to Himself”

SCOPE: “all things”

RESULT: “peace”

MEANS: “through His blood, shed on a cross.

“...and through him to reconcile to himself all things...by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.” (Colossians 1:20)

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