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Communion: The supremacy of Christ
This week as I have been thinking about communion, my mind has been coming back to the supremacy of Christ. I have been thinking how He is far above all things. How nothing in all of creation compares to Him. As I have been dwelling on this I have been drawn to a few verses in Colossians chapter 1. It touches on this idea.
15 Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, 16 for through Him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we canít seeĖsuch as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through Him and for Him. 17 He existed before anything else, and He holds all creation together. 18 Christ is also the head of the church, which is His body. He is the beginning, supreme over all who rise from the dead. So, He is first in everything. 19 For God in all His fullness was pleased to live in Christ, 20 and through Him God reconciled everything to Himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christís blood on the cross.
In this short passage there is so much truth. Christ is the visible image of God. All Godís fullness dwelt in Him. He existed before creation. He is supreme over creation. Through Him all things were created. He holds all things together. He is the head of the church. So, Christ is supreme over all things.
Not only is He supreme, but He is the one who purchased our salvation. Verse 20 says, ďand through Him God reconciled everything to Himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christís blood on the cross.Ē
Jesus took all our sin and all of our wrongdoing, on Himself when He hung on that cross. He paid the price and He said it is finished.
So, as we stop and remember Jesus today. Let us remember that He is supreme over all creation, He is the head of the church, He holds all things together and He purchased our salvation.
By Dave Quinn
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