I preached on Colossians 1:15-20 yesterday at my church. Col. 1:15-20 represents some of the New Testament’s most profound teaching on Christ. So to open up my sermon I compiled a list of statements on Christ and read it before the church. Some of them are direct quotations of texts others are edited to be presented orally. Compiling this list blessed me so much (and blessed my church too I hope) that I thought I would post it today. I hope it encourages you to glory in our Redeemer!
Here it is:
- He is the heir of all things (Heb. 1:2).
- He is the beginning and the end (Rev. 21:6).
- Through Him the world was created (Heb. 1:2 and John 1:3).
- The heavens are the work of His hands (Heb. 1:10).
- He upholds the universe by the word of His power (Heb. 1:3).
- The world will perish but he will remain (Heb. 1:11).
The world will change and pass away, but HE is the same, yesterday, today, and forever (Heb. 1:12 and Heb. 13:8).
The heavens will pass away and He will burn up the heavenly bodies and expose the earth and then he will bring in the new heavens and the new earth (2 Peter 3:12-13).
- In Him was life, and the life was the light of men (John 1:4).
- He is the light that shines in the darkness and the darkness HAS NOT overcome it (John 1:5).
- He is much superior to the angels His NAME is more excellent than theirs (Heb. 1:4).
- He is the only begotten Son of God (Heb. 1:5).
- He makes His angels winds and His ministers a flame of fire (Heb. 1:7).
- He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature (Heb. 1:3).
- He sits at the right hand of the Majesty on high (Heb. 1:3).
- The scepter of uprightness is the scepter of His kingdom (Heb. 1:8).
- His throne is forever and ever (Heb. 1:8).
The Kingdom of the world has become His kingdom and He shall reign forever and ever (Rev 11:15).
- His glory is the glory of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
- He and the Father are one (John 10:31).
- He is the Word that took on flesh and dwelt among us (John 1:14).
- He was tempted as we are in every respect, yet WITHOUT sin (Heb. 4:15).
- Though He was in the form of God, He did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made Himself nothing, taking the form of a bondservant, being born in the likeness of men and being found in human form (Phil 2:6-7).
- He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross (Phil 2:8).
- He is the bread of life, whoever comes to Him shall not hunger and shall never thirst (John 6:35).
- He is the light of the world, whoever follows Him will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life (John 8:12).
- He is the door, whoever enters by him, will be saved (John 10:9).
- He is the good shepherd who lays down his life for the sheep (John 10:11).
- He is the resurrection and the life: whoever believes in Him shall never die (John 11:25-26).
- He is the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Him (John 14:6).
- He is the true vine (John 15:1).
- All the world will be judged by Him (Acts 17:31).
- He is coming soon to repay everyone what he has done (Rev. 22:12).
- He is THE JUDGE of the living and the dead (2 Tim. 4:1).
- He will raise the dead in Christ to eternal life (1 Thes. 4:16).
To those who do not believe in him, He will say to them “Depart from me, you cursed, in the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels” (Matt 25:41).
- He will send those who reject Him will to eternal punishment (Matt. 25:46).
- He will raise to eternal life those who are righteous IN HIM (Matt. 25:46).
- He will lose NONE that the Father has given Him, but He will raise them up on the last day (John 6:38-39).
No one has ever seen God, but Jesus makes Him known (John 1:18).
- While the Law came through Moses, grace and truth have come through Jesus Christ (John 1:17).
- He has been given authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all the Father has given Him (John 17:2).
- To all who receive Him, who believe in His name He gives the right to become Children of God (John 1:12).
- He is the cornerstone and the foundation of the church (1 Cor. 3:11 and Eph. 2:20).
God highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus, ever knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Phil. 2:10-11).
- Jesus is Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end. (Rev. 22:13).
- To Him be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever (Rev. 5:13).
- To Him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity (2 Peter 3:18).
- To Him belong glory and dominion forever and ever (1 Peter 4:11).
From Him and through him and to him are all things. To HIM be glory forever (Rom .11:36).