Preeminent in All

MESSAGE - Pastor Dale Thiele

The Wonder of the Incarnation

Preeminent in All 

  • Christ: Preeminent in Creation
  • Christ: Head of the Body
  • Christ: Preeminent in New Creation  

Questions for Further Study or Group Discussion:Read Colossians 1:15-20. Most Bible scholars believe these verses are an early church hymn. What Christ-exalting hymn do you like to sing? Why?

  1. What is Christ’s relationship to creation? Note the use of “all things” in the passage. What comfort and/or significance come from this?
  2. The head of the body is the source of sustenance and governance for the body. How does this apply to Christ as the head of the church?
  3. Why do we speak of verses 18-20 as new creation? Why is Christ preeminent in new creation? 

Memory Verse of the Week:

Colossians 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. (ESV)