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
HE IS THE COHESIVE PRINCIPLE OF THE UNIVERSE