The God Who Is Holy (Part 6 of 6) The Presence of God is Everything! Jesus is the head of the body, the church (18). If you like, the sovereignty of God is the exercise of that supremacy, it is that all-power in action, it is God's ability to use the power that He has in the way that His own divine counsels will and will have. A steady diet of psychological soothing and practical how-to’s and relational therapy gets very thin and somehow seemed very inauthentic and gives the impression we are talking about the real thing. God the Son, God who became flesh, became the visible representation of the immortal, invisible, and the almighty God. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. We’re on a mission to change that. First of all, he is the beginning of the church. Therefore I plead with few pastors to make him supreme in your preaching. It would be helpful if you look at it because instead of reading the sermon I’m going to jump from verse to verse and diverse portion to first portion and make points that draw out what you might have missed. Jesus not only rose from the dead; he is the “firstborn” from among the dead. Christ is supreme. A line drawing of the Internet Archive headquarters building façade. The stars in their courses obediently shine. "God Is" - John Piper (Sermon Jam) - Duration: 12:26. This is why we have at the bottom of our stationery that word that sums up all of my theology, “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.” This is the good news. Listen to the Sermon. Will you give Christ first place in your life? Once again, this does not necessarily mean that he is the first to be raised from the dead. We are created in God’s image (Genesis 1:26-27) but Jesus actually is God’s image. But the Bible teaches that God’s creation is good, and that Jesus is the firstborn over all God’s creation. Christ is supreme over all things, which is why Christ is central to all things, which is why we are called to live the Christ-centered life. I conclude that virtually all news reports are superficial, virtually all history books are superficial, virtually all public education is superficial, virtually all editorial and news, commentary is superficial for one very simple reason, which a child can understand: because of the incredible, unspeakable, unimaginable disregard for God in it all. Hello and welcome to RayFowler.org. The Supremacy of Christ Tim Melton 1 John 4:1-3 The Supremacy of Christ is an over-arching theme in scripture. The whole story is about Jesus. These words from verses 25–26: “To whom then will you compare me says the Lord. Rather it means Christ’s superiority over all creation, that he is the ruler and heir over all creation. Conner Faught is a graduate ministry and theology student at Howard Payne University and serves as senior pastor at First Baptist Church in Gustine, Texas. When it comes to Christianity most false teaching distorts either the person or the work of Christ. 2) Jesus inherits all things. And he is supreme over creation in the future because he is the heir of all things. It’s God’s idea, he is not a God of chaos and confusion. Spelling, and I can hear the cynics write a Christian spelling. Because Jesus rose from the dead, we will be raised also. As Hebrews 1:3 says: “The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being.” (Hebrews 1:3). Or as Colossians says: “He is before all things.”, D. Jesus sustains all things (17b) Paul describe this invisible, spiritual world even further when he says: “whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities.” These terms refer to the various beings that inhabit the spiritual world. God did not wind things up at creation and then walk away, but he is intimately involved in all of creation. God’s word restores the soul, comforts the afflicted, emboldens the weak, and corrects the sinner, but only as we really read and hear it. – Psalm 89:27; Revelation 3:14 (“firstborn” = ruler/heir). It’s because it’s his passion. Most of them are reading books and most of your people aren’t either but one hour a week, maybe two, maybe three, they’ll listen to you and if you don’t lift up the glory of God and try to wean them off their breast of God neglecting America, who’s going to do it? Every hammer blow on the nails through his wrists was the work of his Father in fulfillment of his promises to vindicate his glory and save the nations. Rather it means the one who has the right of inheritance. RayFowler.org is a place to discuss various issues relating to God and life. And it was God who led them out of Egypt with an uplifted arm. Verse 15 told us that Christ is the firstborn over all creation. Here the supremacy of Christ is His preeminence over the Old Testament prophets. It’s the same way with any false teaching about Jesus Christ. Inanimate matter, irrational creatures, all perform their Maker’s bidding. I think the reason they have names is so that he can call them and tell them what to do. However, the good news gets even better than that! The Jehovah’s Witnesses today teach the same thing. Do you want to know what Abraham Lincoln looked like? In other words, God flexed his muscles in Egypt so that people would see his strength, God means to be seen in the Exodus. For those who live in Jerusalem and their rulers, because they did not recognize him nor understand the utterances of the prophets, which are read every Sabbath, fulfilled them by condemning him. An illustration of a magnifying glass. Feel free to hit the comments button on any post and join the discussion. That the God who is invisible became visible through Jesus Christ. And the answer is God. I have five kids and two of my boys are out of school now. 1 Timothy 6:16 says that God “lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see.” (1 Timothy 6:16) Have you ever seen God? If you give something to somebody as an inheritance, you own it. Skip to main content. But the point of Paul’s sermon is to get all attention for the Father through the Son. “The DuVal family: Will, Polly, Ellery & Elijah” I love the book of Ecclesiastes, which essentially outlines King Solomon’s testimony. Paul corrects this by teaching that Jesus created all things in heaven and earth, visible and invisible; therefore, we should worship Christ alone. Worshipped and Opposed: Herod, Wise Men, and the Supremacy of God. And so Jesus is not only there at the beginning of all things as creator; he is also there at the end of all things as the heir of creation. That’s what we see at the end of verse 16: “all things were created by him and for him.” (Colossians 1:16) Remember that’s part of what the firstborn means. Amen.” (Romans 11:36).
We’ll close with just a practical illustration of how we will weave such a thing into all of our preaching. Introduction. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. In fact, if you push it all the way back, the supremacy of God is the theme of God. And then finally 4) Jesus sustains all things. We've learnt that God is transcendent, there is none above Him, there is none beyond Him, or none like Him - He has all supremacy. And for the second week, we get to look at it. And here’s the real clincher, it’s the bottom-line gospel. I’ve had two kinds of sons. Click here for more messages from the book of, The difference between the 1st and 2nd commandments. They obey him, the whims and the ways and the star obey him. Paul goes on to define what he means when he says Christ is the head of the church, and he tells us two things in particular: Jesus is the beginning, and he is the firstborn from among the dead, A. Third, Ben, God is love and his love is scorned when we treat him as a matter of indifference whether or not we communicate good things for other people that they desperately need to hear from us. B. Phillips said people everywhere tend to shrink down their concept of God to the size of their own ideas and feelings. Now Jesus said that nobody is greater born a woman than John the Baptist. They give a false understanding of who Jesus is. Christ is supreme because God is supreme, and Christ is the image of the invisible God. We’ll close with just a practical illustration of how we will weave such a thing into all of our preaching. From verse 19, it was God who destroyed the seven nations that they encountered as they entered Canaan. And he’s a great communicator, you should want to communicate and not be indifferent to putting obstacles in the way. Regular, disciplined Bible intake is not optional for God’s people. Why should I care about communicating? In verses 24–25, we meet, of all people to choose to speak about in Antioch of Pisidia, John the Baptist. We mentioned Arianism earlier, the church heresy which taught that Jesus was a created being. That’s what’s in Paul’s mind here as he enunciates the removal of Saul and now verse 22, second half. Because Jesus is the image of God. Well everybody here remembers perhaps from high school physics that light travels at about 5.87 trillion miles a year. I said well, it’s because the supremacy of God is the theme of redemptive history. Whether it’s counterfeit money or a counterfeit painting, the best way to recognize what is false is to know what is true. Verse 29: “And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree and laid him in a tomb.” So right to the end, it’s all fulfilling of God’s word and God’s plan. He said four things. And if God is supreme in his own affections and in his own planning and in his own world and in his own word, then surely God should be supreme in our sermon planning and in our annunciation of his word. I ask you lay people do you talk like that? What is supreme to God ultimately is God. Preaching Today provides pastors and preachers sermon prep help with sermon illustrations, sermons, sermon ideas, and preaching articles. J. When we say the person of Christ we are talking about who Christ is, and when we say the work of Christ we are talking what Christ has done. He raises up David, the son of Jesse, a shepherd boy, a harp player, a slaying shooter, and God, against all human expectations, says that’s my man. 4. Why this passive verb? Christ’s Supremacy Over the Spiritual and Physical Universes God alone ultimately is worthy of our faith, for he alone reigns supremely. From verse 20, it was God who gave Israel judges. This is so important because without a proper view of Christ you will never learn to live life with Christ at the center. Do you talk like that? God changes times and seasons, he removes kings and sets up kings, or as Daniel 4:32 says, “The Most High rules over the kingdom of man he gives it to whomever he will.”. He is the Potter, they are but the clay in His hands to be molded into vessels of honor, or to be dashed into pieces (Ps. Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, "Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? It is one of one million such galaxies within the optical range of our strong telescopes and in our galaxy there are about one hundred billion stars. We find this same teaching expressed in a slightly different way in 1 Corinthians 15 where Christ is described as the firstfruits rather than the firstborn. If you are new here, be sure to subscribe by email or feed reader so that you don't miss any future posts. That I should be like him says the Holy One. He is not simply a man greater than the rest but is truly above all creation, as only God can be. (Read Colossians 1:15-18 and pray.). For example God says this about the Messiah in Psalm 89:27: “I will appoint him my firstborn, the most exalted of the kings of the earth.” (Psalm 89:27) And so the phrase the “firstborn over creation” does not mean that Christ was the first created being. Now it is true that Jesus said nobody takes my life from me, I lay it down on my own accord and if I laid it down I will take it again. Look at verse 16: “For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.” (Colossians 1:16) Once again Jesus created all things; therefore he is uncreated. You’ve got God to communicate, you’ve got love to communicate, you got salvation to communicate, you’ve got Jesus to communicate, you’ve got the gospel to communicate, you’ve got eternal life to communicate, you’ve got purpose to communicate, you can’t be indifferent son to whether you communicate and put obstacles in the way of your communication. He is the firstborn or ruler over all creation. There are no influences regularly in the lives of my people calling them away from the God-belittling, God-neglecting, God-despising, television and culture that they are immersed in besides me because most of them don’t tune in to regular radio and most radio don’t get it anyway. It doesn’t look like it, doesn’t sound like it. As Christian pastor and author John Stott puts it: “Nothing is more important for Christian discipleship than a fresh, clear, true vision of the authentic Jesus.”. And secondly, how shall we then preach? 005986738 or maybe Jim or John or Sally. Question number one then, why should be supremacy of God be the passion and the theme of our preaching? Not only did he create them, but he knows their number and he knows their name. God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are all involved in the great acts creation and redemption. And I said, “Well, you won’t be able to communicate as well if you don’t learn how to spell the way everybody else spells.” Why should I care about communicating well? Jesus raised Jesus from the dead. Therefore I conclude that the communication media in America are all superficial. The galaxies spin at his command. That distinction belongs to Jesus. “But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. As the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep, the resurrected Jesus was an indication that we too would be raised from the dead. If you watch enough TV you cannot help but forget God. God raised him from the dead. Click here for more messages from the book of Colossians. Now ponder that for a moment. Read Hebrews 1:1-3 reflecting upon the supremacy of Jesus. The second commandment forbids us from making any images of God. So God planned it long ago, God promised it through the prophet, God sent and brought his son Jesus and now God is sending to the nations. Look at a penny. Colossians teaches us that all things were created by Jesus, and all things were created for him. It is simply impossible for a warmhearted, thinking preacher to finish the book without sensing anew the weightiness of the preaching task. And what does he choose out of all of the things he could say about John the Baptist and of all the quotations he could quote of John the Baptist in the sermon he chooses to quote these words, “I am not he, no. We are not to make any idols or representations of God. Item Preview So here’s Paul arriving at Antioch of Pisidia. The church is the body of Christ, and Jesus is the head of the body. Why do you make so much of the supremacy of God being the theme of preaching? And then Colossians 1:18 ends with a summary of this whole section: “… so that in everything he might have the supremacy.” (Colossians 1:18) Christ’s resurrection from the dead completes the picture. Reading The Supremacy of God in Preaching is a refresher on the majesty of God and the gravity of preaching. 16:17). He goes into the synagogue, he’s invited to address the people and he preaches a survey of redemptive history and he does it in a way that I wonder if any of us speaks. In John 8:58 Jesus told the Jews: “I tell you the truth, before Abraham was born, I am!” (John 8:58) This is a remarkable statement because that phrase “I am” was the divine name for God. If it ever came to the end of Philippians 2 and every tongue will confess, every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord to the glory of God the father. II. Rather, just as in verse 15, it means supremacy – that Christ’s resurrection is the basis for all other resurrections. Christ is supreme over all creation because he created all things, he inherits all things, he existed before all things, and he sustains all things. But it’s not the last thing A.W. They claim to be talking about the absolutely eternal, infinite, unchanging creator of the universe, but it doesn’t feel like it. From verse 17, it was God who chose Israel from all of the people in the earth for his purposes. Remember the false teachers at Colosse had a wrong view of creation. I was so cut at reading that, that I pledge to God to redouble my efforts not ever to have anybody be able to say that about me. He is supreme over creation in the present because he is the sustainer of all things. We read in John 1:18: “No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father’s side, has made him known.” (John 1:18) What is John saying here? "He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. Or as Hebrews 1:3 puts it: “The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word.” (Hebrews 1:3). And that’s what today’s passage and next week’s passage do. Now that’s the way a cynic, a superficial, 20th century saturated God-neglecting cynic response to talking about God-centered spelling. If you did, you wouldn’t be here! God says. God’s glory is his passion. He is the Prophet par excellence. By the greatness by his might, because he is strong in power not one of them is missing.”. These rulers didn’t rise up on their own: Samson, Deborah, Gideon, etc. It was God who gave Israel the land of Canaan as an inheritance. But Jesus is the image of the invisible God. And when the Jews heard him say this, they picked up stones to stone him, because in claiming this name for himself, Jesus was claiming to be none other than the eternal God who always is and has always been and always will be. He isn’t there and the sheer absence of God is blasphemy. He is not merely a prophet in a long line of prophets. Once again we are looking at the person of Christ this morning, and so far we have seen who Jesus is in relation to God and in relation to creation. and Johnny Hart, The Psalms of Ascent – Stepping Stones to God’s Heart, A Theology of Google, Facebook, Amazon and Twitter, “The ordinary so extraordinary” by Madeleine L’Engle. B. Phillips wrote a little book that's still being widely read. Colossians 1:15-23 describe the person and work of Christ in the highest, most exalted terms imaginable. Look at Jesus. Which means this thing had been planned. Click here to return to the Sermons page. Why? In our verses this morning Paul answers three questions about the person of Christ: who is Jesus in relation to God, who is Jesus in relation to creation, and who is Jesus in relation to the church? What I would like to do is take you to a sermon that I think is probably the most God-centered sermon in the Bible and if you have a viable and you can read it in the light that’s out there for you, you can turn with me to Acts chapter 13. If Christ should cease to sustain, the creation would cease to exist. Let me read it very carefully for you. Welcome! It was God who made the people great during their stay in Egypt (it wasn’t natural fertility of Jews, God made them grow). There is no church or faith without Christ’s resurrection. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?” (John 14:8-9) Jesus is the image of the invisible God. He will be king. Believers can celebrate God’s supremacy. – 1 Corinthians 15:20-23. 14); the earth opened her mouth, and guilty rebels went down alive into the pit (Num. You have to feel for this when you read Isaiah 40. You won’t have as high self-esteem. It was the first chance I ever had to stand in the pulpit of the chapel at Wheaton College. And if these things were at odds there would be no gospel in the world. What If We Already Lived Together Before Marriage? If he created all things, then he cannot be a part of creation himself. That’s why they have names. I. Jesus is the image of the invisible God (15a) He rose from the dead. 45:34. And here we learn that Jesus is the firstborn over all creation. That’s not what is said. As the head of the body, Jesus is the beginning of the church. So that’s who Jesus is in relation to God. And here’s another answer, my answer to my son and to anybody who’ll listen. Well, I ask you preachers do you preach like that? You just won’t get it. Hebrews 1:2 speaks about Jesus’ rights of inheritance when it describes him as God’s “Son, whom he appointed heir of all things.” (Hebrews 1:2) Romans 11:36 says something similar about God: “For from him and through him and to him are all things. God brought Jesus to the earth, God brought Jesus to Israel and not by any mere, immediate, impersonal force, but you can see it at the end of the first the phrase as he promised. Title: The Supremacy of God Text: Job 38-42 Preached by Pastor Phil Layton at Gold Country Baptist Church on 2-18-2007 www.goldcountrybaptist.org Last time I spoke, it was on the importance of being a God-centered person rather than man-centered, that God Himself is … Just like God the Father has always existed, so Jesus has always existed. From verse 23, it was God who brought to Israel a Savior, Jesus. Preachers don’t seem to have seen as much of the majesty of God as he had staring through a telescope or studying his physics. It came through Jesus. He is central to all things because he is supreme over all things. And … Now let me read you one passage of Scripture so that you get the flavor of why I say God’s supremacy is the main heartbeat of God and therefore it must be the main heartbeat of preaching about God. Last week, we saw Christ's supremacy as God's visible image, look again at Verse 15, "He is the image of the invisible God." Early writers tried to rank these spiritual beings and figure out which ones were more powerful than others. He not only created all things; he also inherits all things. How then shall we preach? Colossians 1:17 says: “Jesus is.” In John 8:58 Jesus says, “I am.”. The Father in heaven must reveal it to you (Matt. Because Jesus is the head of the body, and because Jesus rose from the dead, we who are part of the body of Christ will be raised from the dead, too. Remember that? The image of the invisible God, so if you're looking at Christ, you're seeing God. The firstborn from among the dead carries a similar meaning to the firstfruits. He who brings out their host by number calling them all by name. No, you haven’t. The point is that Jesus created all these beings, and therefore Jesus is supreme. He used “firstborn” (prototokos) instead.]. That is the good news we proclaim. “The great end of God’s works which is so very easily expressed in scripture is indeed but one, and this one end is most properly and comprehensively called the glory of God.”. Jack Graham sermon 1 Corinthians 15:1–4 Introduction I am so glad I have eternal life! He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” (Colossians 1:15-17) These are amazing words, staggering in their description of Christ in his relationship to creation. If Christ is supreme over all things, then he should be supreme in your life as well. In John 8:58 Jesus told the Jews: “I tell you the truth, before Abraham was born, I am!” (John 8:58) This is a remarkable statement because that phrase “I am” was the divine name for God. In John 14 when Jesus was talking with his disciples about God, Philip asked him: “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Remember the Ten Commandments? An awe and dread and fear of not knowing, loving, trusting or obeying such a God. This is an amazing sermon. Where did the physical world come from? We still use images on our coins today. You would be dead. In the beginning, it was the Word, that Word was with God. They depend on tapes and CDs and conferences and a few other things and so I confess that my judgments are fallible and limited and yet on my limited exposure I would say that Einstein’s concern is valid. This morning we are going to look at verses 15-18 which focus on the person of Christ – who Jesus is. Christ’s resurrection is the basis of our life and faith. 2-9) as He pleases. Christ is supreme over creation in the past, in the present and in the future. Jonathan Edwards along with A.W. Behold the awesome supremacy of our God (vs. 33-36). First of all Jesus is the image of the invisible God. This phrase “firstborn over all creation” is an important phrase to understand correctly. B. Jesus inherits all things (16b) You can also check out the Top Posts page to get a feel for the site. The Supremacy of Christ Tony Nester Colossians 1:15-20 How big is your Jesus? He is the firstborn from among the dead Do you make him supreme? This is a reflection of Genesis 1 where we read: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1) Genesis tells us that God created the heavens and the earth. And if God is supreme in his own affections and in his own planning and in his own world and in his own word, then surely God should be supreme in our sermon planning and in our annunciation of his word. Look at verses 15-17: “He is … the firstborn over all creation. That’s what Colossians 1:15 says: “He is the image of the invisible God.” (Colossians 1:15) The Bible tells us that God is spirit which means that he is invisible. Let’s put it positively, surely then the theme, the spirit, the atmosphere of our preaching should be the majesty and the glory and the supremacy of God and everything else that we talk about should be brought into relationship to this and it should be the passion of our preaching and our lives. It wouldn’t be as incredible. Why should the supremacy of God be the passion of our preaching? Put simply, none can compare. Jesus has finished his priestly work of sacrifice on behalf of the world, and upholds the universe by the word of his power. He is eternal. That means that there is a living relationship between Christ and the church even as there is a living relationship between the head of any body. He is supreme over creation in the past because he is the creator of all things. For those who are stunned by the indescribable magnitude of the universe, not to mention the infinitely greater author of the universe. It wasn’t the nations who owned the land of Canaan, God owned the land of Canaan and he gives it to whomever he pleases Paul says. The firstborn was the one who had the rights of inheritance. It’s interesting, the rabbis taught that the world was created for Messiah, but they didn’t know that the Messiah also created the world. What are you going to tell him? Mark Vroegop. You would be hard pressed to find a stronger statement of Christ’s supremacy and his divinity. In fact, if you push it all the way back, the supremacy of God is the theme of God. A. Jesus created all things (16a) No human being on earth is the head of the church. 21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. The author is showing that Jesus Christ is God’s supreme and final revelation to us. The sun is one of those modest size ones with a temperature around the edges of about 6,000 degrees Celsius, it travels at about 155 miles per second and therefore will make it first orbit around the galaxy in about 200,000 years. : A sermon, delivered in the Second Independent Church, in Charleston, S.C. April 22, 1826. So who is Jesus in relation to creation? Now, what are we going to do with this? Paying attention to what the early church prayed for can help keep your prayer life from falling into a rut. And certainly there would be a constant talking about this God and certainly, the manifold greatness and glory of such a God would be ever present in the life of his people and they would be stunned by the limitless things they could say about his magnificence. When you talk about the world do you say God did this and God did that and God did this and God did this and God did that and God raised up this president and got but this president down and God raised up the senator and output that senator down and got put this man in placing God put that down and God ordained this simple strategy and God, when his purpose was done, did this and did that and he reigns over the nations. This is the blasphemous answer, the standard answer, the twentieth-century answer, the public school answer. I remember just a few years ago that I was at my Alma Mater preaching. – Matthew 16:16-18. 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