Sermon Notes October 31, 2021

“Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing”

Colossians 1:15-20, “The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through Him and for Him. 17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. 18 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. 19 For God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Him, 20 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.” 

Jesus is the Lord of All Creation…

1. He is the ______________________of the invisible God.

2. He is “firstborn”, which means: Jesus is of ________________________________________ or “of the highest rank.”

3. He is the ___________________________ of all things.

Genesis 1:1,26, In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

John 11-4,14, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.  14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

4. He is “before all things”, which means: Jesus is  ___________________________________________.

5. He __________________________________ all things.                   

 
Jesus is the Lord of Our Salvation…

Colossians 1:21-22, “Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now He has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in His sight, without blemish and free from accusation.”

 
Jesus is the Lord of His Church…

Colossians 1:18, “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.”

 Jesus is the Lord of My Life…

Colossians 1:23, ”If you continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.”