The Name above all names.

Col 1:15-20; 2:8-23; 3:1-4; Heb 2:8; Rom 8:19-23; Php 2:9-11; 2Co 5:17; Eph 1:19-23; 1Co 8:4-6; 15:20-28; Joh 1:3; 17:5,24.

COL-37-180520 - length: 66:06 - taught on May, 20 2018

Class Outline:

John Farley
May 20, 2018

The Name above all names

COL 1:15-20

COL 1:15

Verse 15 is one of the clearest statements in the Bible about the deity of Christ.

“firstborn” means first in rank.
Existing before.

Christ is pre-eminent over all of creation.

He is prior to, and supreme over, all creation, since He is its Lord.

COL 1:18

The firstborn from the dead refers to His resurrection.

He is the first fruits of the new creation.

1CO 15:20-23

So Christ is pre-eminent over the original creation (which now groans…)

ROM 8:19-23

And Christ is pre-eminent over the new creation: He is the head of the body of Christ.

And Christ will come to have first place in everything - the entire new creation, when it all comes to fruition.

HEB 2:8

But He will be REVEALED as such to all of creation in the future.

PHI 2:9-11

Christ is the head of a new humanity - the church which is His body.

2CO 5:17

EPH 1:19-23

Christ is pre-eminent, first above all things, in resurrection as well as in creation.

1CO 15:20-28