JESUS, First in the Church: Our Message (Pt. 3)
Passage: Colossians 1:18
The overarching message of Colossians is JESUS first!
Jesus is first in eternity (v.15a), first in creation (vv.15b-17), and first in the church (v.18).
1A. THE METAPHORS OF THE CHURCH
2A. THE MEANING OF THE CHURCH
1B. Christ is the Head
2B. Christians are members of the Body
3A. THE MESSAGE OF THE CHURCH
1B. The Supremacy of Christ
1C. THE REASONS
1D. The Crucifixion – “the beginning” - The Ruler Died
2D. The Resurrection – “the firstborn from the dead” - The Ruler dominated death
2C. THE RESPONE - “that in all things He may have the preeminence.”
2B. The Gospel of Christ
1C. PREACH THE GOSPEL TO YOURSELF
2C. PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THE LOST
3C. PREACH THE GOSPEL
All people need to hear that Jesus is the only Savior. And every Christian is a missionary with the mission to speak the Gospel from a heart of love and a life of service.