Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 9/11/2016

Our message series is Living the Christ-Centered Life through the book of Colossians. Sunday’s message was called The Supremacy of Christ, taken from Colossians 1:15-18. Here is a brief outline of the message:

Who is Jesus in relation to God, creation and the church?

I. Jesus is the image of the invisible God (15a)
      – Genesis 1:26-27; John 14:8-9; 1 Timothy 6:16; Hebrews 1:3

II. Jesus is the firstborn over all creation (15b-17)
      – Psalm 89:27; Revelation 3:14 (“firstborn” = ruler/heir)
   A. Jesus created all things (16a)
      – Genesis 1:1; John 1:3; Hebrews 1:2
   B. Jesus inherits all things (16b)
      – Romans 11:36; Hebrews 1:2
   C. Jesus existed before all things (17a)
      – John 1:1-2, 8:58
   D. Jesus sustains all things (17b)
      – Hebrews 1:3

III. Jesus is the head of the body, the church (18)
   A. He is the beginning of the church
      – Matthew 16:16-18
   B. He is the firstborn from among the dead
      – 1 Corinthians 15:20-23

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