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CHRIST IS ALL
We are looking at some of the most thrilling scripture to be
found in God's word. That's a strange thing to say because it is
all thrilling, but this speaks to us about the supremacy of Christ.
If you want to learn anything that you just can't go to seed on;
if there is any doctrine you'd like to just keep filling yourself
up with, learn all you can about Jesus Christ. Get yourself filled
with Him. It will never lead you astray because He is all of it.
Let me read, beginning with verse 15: "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."
To handle truth like that is indeed a serious matter.
The Bible speaks in this brief segment of Scripture about
Jesus Christ and His relationship in three areas. First, His
relationship to God, the Father. Secondly, His relationship to
all creation, every bit of it. Third, His relationship to the
church and what these things should mean to you and me. It says
in verse 15 that He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn
over all creation. The word image doesn't mean something that looks
like something. It means something that is. "Image" is not just
a copy of a thing in God's word. It really contains the original.
The word tells us -very clearly that- He is thbe image of the
invisible God. It is saying that, if ...
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