Passage: Colossians 1:15~23  

Key verse: 15

1. Christ is above all (15-20)

False teachers were advancing ideas and teachings that detracted from the truth of Christ's person and nature, so Paul set the record straight. Our Lord Jesus Christ is supreme in creation, in the church, and in salvation. All creation was made in him, through him, and for him. Our vast and wondrous universe is sustained by his word. Even more, his resurrection from the dead gave birth to the church, of which he is the head. All the fullness of God is found in Him and it was his sacrifice on the cross that brought reconciliation between God and man. He is supreme indeed!

2. One in the gospel (21-23)

Although Paul had never met the Colossians in person, they were related through the gospel. Before coming to Christ, the Colossians were alienated and enemies of God. However, through the death of Jesus on the cross, they had been reconciled to God. They were seen by God as holy and without blemish because now they were in Christ. This is the power of the gospel they heard and it was this gospel that Paul preached.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, you are above all things.

One Word: Jesus is the firstborn over all creation