Aug. 11, 2019
THE SUPREMECY OF JESUS CHRIST
Introduction:Underlying the latest mass shootings is a link to “white supremacy.”Is there a “superior” race of people over all others?What would be the criteria?The Apostle Paul is clear in the letter to the Colossians on who and what is supreme in the universe.
I.THE SCOPE OF CHRIST’S SUPREMACY (vv. 15-18)
A.The Image of the Invisible God (v. 15)
B.The Creator of the Universe (vv. 16-17)
1.Jesus created the universe (John 1:1-3
“Firstborn” refers to the heir/inheritor
Jesus is the end/purpose of the universe
2.Jesus sustains the universe
C.The Head of the Church (v. 18)
1.The firstborn from the dead
2.Jesus has primacy
II.THE BASIS OF CHRIST’S SUPREMACY (vv. 19-23)
A.The fullness of Deity Dwells in Him (v. 19-23)
B.Reconciliation With God Comes Through Him (vv. 20-22)
1.Peace is made through his blood
2.No longer alienated
III.THE SUPREMACY OF CHRIST IN OUR LIVES (v. 23)
A.Established and Firm in Faith and Hope
B.Is Jesus Christ FIRST in Our Lives?
Conclusion:If Christ is authentically supreme in our hearts and thoughts there will be no room for the supremacy of the white or any other race of people.God lovingly created us for His sake and is supreme in the universe.