Preeminence of Christ

1. In Creation(v.15 – 17)

* Image – in greek it is where the english word “icon” came from. Image of the invisible God means when you see Christ, you see God the Father

*Firstborn denotes preeminence or rank rather than order in creation.

Paul supports his claims in v.16 – 17

  • All things were created by him, through him and for him(v.16)
  • He predates all things (17a)
  • In him all things holds together(17b)

2. In Redemption(v.18 -20)

His preeminence in everything is the necessary consequence of the following.

  • His headship in the church
  • Being the beginning
  • His resurrection
  • All of this is possible because he is deity
  • Therefore he is able to reconcile to himself all things through his atoning sacrifice at the cross.



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Quits Sabio
Founder and President of Reformed Exegetes Society. Serving as an elder and sunday school teacher at Sovereign Mercy Evangelical Church Inc. at Caloocan Metro Manila Philippines. Quits is currently working as a Senior Lead Game Developer at Funguystudio(A Game Development studio at Makati Philippines). He is a musician playing various styles and genres(jazz,blues,classical,rock). A husband to Malou and a father to Amara.
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