Who Is Jesus, Really? (Col 1)

15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 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. 19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.

One of the most powerful descriptions of Jesus in the NT. Jesus is God, the only God, and the only God we’ll ever see. We will not get to heaven and see (as it were) three gods, that’s not a biblical idea of who God is. Jesus is the image of the invisible God, not just now, but forever. Jesus created everything. Everything. Those things we can observe in the natural world, and those things we can’t see. Physical things, and intangible things. Natural things and supernatural things (which is a kind of artificial dichotomy, BTW). He was before everything, and every thing (every. single. thing.) is held together by Jesus. This means, if Jesus takes a 3 second vacation, we all stop existing. Atoms not only fall apart, all the materials they are made-up of go “poof” into nothingness. Jesus holds it all together. Why do the trillions of cells that make up the physical you stop at the edge of your skin? Jesus. Why does the atmosphere (troposphere) stop 7 miles up? Jesus. Why don’t all the planets fly off into random space? Jesus. That’s not just power, that’s unimaginable power. In Him ALL THE FULLNESS OF GOD existed, exists, and will exist forever. And what did He do (does he do) with all that power? He saves us. In Him, we have the opportunity to come back to God. Don’t waste His gift.

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I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.
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