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WHY IS JESUS SO IMPORTANT?

© Rosemary Bardsley 2006  

[Five minute mini talk on Colossians 1:15-17; could be expanded for full length message]

 

HE IS THE IMAGE OF GOD

 

Colossians 1:15a. He shows us exactly what God is like: John 1:18; 10:30; Hebrews 1:3

 

HE IS THE FIRSTBORN OF ALL CREATION

 

Colossians 1:15b. The biblical concept of ‘firstborn’ points to Christ as the One who is the heir of all things and the One who is in the position of authority and pre-eminence over all things.

 

HE IS THE CREATOR

 

Colossians 1:16a; John 1:3; Hebrews 1:2

 

HE IS THE GOAL OF ALL CREATION

 

All things were made for him .Colossians 1:16b

 

HE IS THE ETERNAL, PRE-EXISTENT ONE

 

Colossians 1:17a 

  

HE IS THE COHESIVE PRINCIPLE OF THE UNIVERSE

 

Colossians 1:17b.