Lord of All - Jesus is LORD of All - Colossians 1:15-20
May 30, 2022, 2:00 PM

“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 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. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 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.”

A little boy was drawing on the floor one day as his mother was working. She said to him "What are you drawing? He said, "I'm drawing a picture of God.” "But no one knows what God looks like." she said. "They will when I get through" the boy replied.

Lots of people like to draw pictures of God and tell us what to believe about Him. "It really doesn't make any difference what we believe as long as we are sincere.” Or “All the religions are different roads to the same place”, or “basically we are all worshiping the same God and if we are good enough, we do not have anything to worry about.”

No. The aim is to seek truth. The Bible teaches that, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” It is foolish to think sincerity makes it true.

The area near Colossae was a Gentile community very enamored by new thoughts, philosophy, and theology. When much was being said about Jesus, various people speculated as to who this one was.

There was a young Jew who was caught up in much of the debate and philosophy of the day. Saul was zealous for God. When discussions about Jesus started surfacing, he couldn't believe what he heard. The rumors that Jesus could do miracles and claimed to be God was upsetting to any learned Jew.

In one moment, Saul’s life did 180 degrees turn around. On the Damascus Road he was surrounded by a blinding light and heard a voice saying "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?" Then Saul asks this question, "Who are you, Lord?" As He found out who Jesus was. He changed his own life as well as his name, and here in Colossians he states his discovery of who Jesus is.

The life and works of Jesus have never been duplicated. The fulfillment of the prophecies of the Scriptures written 1,000 years earlier are unprecedented. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit to those who commit their live to follow Jesus confirms the seal of God on our lives. Saul was changed to Paul and in this letter, he spells out why Jesus is Lord over all and that there is no other.

Other religious leaders come and go. Other religious leaders have a place where their bones are buried. There is only One who is above all others and His name is Jesus.

Application: Read today’s verse in worship

Prayer: Lord Jesus, I know and believe that you are the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by You all things were created. Thank you Father that you were pleased to have all Your fullness dwell in Christ, and through him to reconcile all things to Yourself, by making peace through his blood shed on the cross.”

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