All Means All and That’s It: Colossians 1:15-18

We look at this Son and see the God who cannot be seen. We look at this Son and see God’s original purpose in everything created. For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, rank after rank after rank of angels–everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him. He was there before any of it came into existence and holds it all together right up to this moment. And when it comes to the church, he organizes and holds it together, like a head does a body. Colossians 1:15-18 (MSG)

We look at this Son and see all we need to see. He puts everything and everyone in its place, and holds it all together.

In today’s reading Paul is telling truth after truth, point after point, about Jesus

  • Who He is: as the full representation of God…..the visual image of the invisible God….God with skin on.
  • Where He is: in ranking supreme over ALL things created….seen and unseen….visible and invisible.

    Christ has no equal and no rival!
    This Christ we serve…..
    He is Lord of ALL.
    All means all and that’s it.

  • Here the matter of the worshiping of created things instead of the Creator is dealt with as people were listening to false teaching of worshipping angels.

    At one time or another haven’t we all gotten caught up and before we know it, we place more value on “stuff” than we do Him? Or what about placing more value on people than we do Him?

      (side note rant message of love) That includes you, married woman, who expects out of your husband what only Christ is to do for you. Marriages will have a complete turn around when we go to Christ to fulfill us instead of expecting our husbands to. Christ completes you, not your man. Ohhh, what pressure we sometimes put on our husbands! Sister, that hole in your heart is God-shaped, and he can’t fill those God-sized shoes. He just can’t. If you have prayers for your marriage that haven’t been answered, maybe it’s because you’re asking God to allow your husband to do what He wants to do for you. Change your perspective, and ask the right questions and watch Him do His thing.

      That includes you, single woman, placing a desire (and obsession) for a man in your life over the desire for THE Man that’s already there.

      Let’s turn this thing around (otherwise known as repenting 1John1:9)

    The Greek word Prototokos is used in these verses, one meaning of this word is the preeminent authority over the resurrection of the dead. All who trust Christ will also defeat death and rise again to live eternally with Him (Jesus jigging!! Whew glory!!)!

  • What He does: as our sustainer. Everything is held together by Him, protected and prevented from disintegrating into chaos. Daily we trust Him to protect us, care for us, and sustain us….strengthen us, support us, and uphold us.
  • Christ deserves first place in our hearts, all our thoughts, all our activities, the entire church. First place is His.

    Lord, thank You for all You do….seen and unseen to care for me. Thank You that you reign supreme because that means all things are in the right hands. May I always keep first things first….and that’s You….upfront and in charge. In Jesus name, amen

    I love you deeply. Walk in worship of the true King.

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