by Jerry Branch

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Who or What is Priority in Your life? (6 of 12)
Jerry Branch
Colossians 1:15-18
May 30, 1999

Theme: The Preeminence or Primacy of Jesus Christ He must be the Object of our worship

We've been working through this great message out of the letter to the Colossian church, and we've found out that Paul makes it quite clear, that one of the marks of the Christian is that he or she will be giving thanks to God. That has led us to ask ourselves a rather difficult question - to what extent do we really give thanks to God for all that He has done for us, and for our Salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ? How much thanks do you and I give to God?

That brings us to this powerful section of this letter.

Col. 1: 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. 18And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.

Who is this passage talking about, people? It's talking about Jesus!

He is the image of the invisible God The One through Whom we see the Father. In Jesus Christ, we come to see the Father, Himself. Jesus.

In John 14:8-" Philip said to Him, "Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us." 9 Jesus said to him, "Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father" That's Jesus. Jesus SHOWS us the Father, because No one has seen The Father but Jesus, Himself.

Jesus Christ, the One by Whom ALL Things, EVERY single thing that exists, every star, every bit of sky, every bit of water, every element, every bit of life WAS created. The Bible says that Jesus created it all. Life didn't just start by ...

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