He is the Head of the body.

Col 1:9-12, 15-20; 2:1-3,9; Heb 2:7, 17; Eph 1:7-8, 13-14, 22-23; 3:1-19; 4:11-16; 5:23, 28-32 ; Joh 1:14-18; Rom 3:21-24.

COL-41-180617 - length: 63:09 - taught on Jun, 17 2018

Class Outline:

John Farley
June 17, 2018

He is the Head of the body

90-95% of Broward County residents are unchurched.

Over 60% list their religion as “none”.

It’s 24% nationwide.
(but 38% of 18-29 yr.-olds.)

So why are we churches fighting over the 5%??

We have a great mission field
right in our own backyard.

More than half of the people over the age of 5 in South Florida speak a language other than English at home.

Broward County residents by race and Hispanic origin (U.S. census):

30% black

29% Hispanic/Latino

37% white non-Hispanic

3% Asian


COL 1:17-18

HEB 2:7

Christ has the preeminence now -
as far as the Father is concerned.

We have already been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb.

EPH 1:7-8

But the world does not yet see our redemption, because our bodies have not yet been redeemed.

ROM 8:23

COL 1:15-20

COL 1:15-20 is our glorious song of praise to our Lord Jesus Christ.

In COL 1:15-17, we have God the Son in relation to the original creation.

He is presented as the Son in the Godhead.

While in COL 1:18-20, we have God the Son incarnate: God in the flesh.

He is presented as the head of the body, the church - the new creation.

2CO 5:17

In verse 18 He is called the firstborn from the dead.

This refers to the bodily resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, the God-man.

Christ is presented in His deity as supreme over the original creation.

Christ is presented in His humanity and deity as supreme over the new creation.

COL 1:20

He is the incarnate God who bore our sins in His body on the cross (1PE 2:24).

COL 1:18

Christ is the head of the body, the church.

In Ephesians, Paul calls this a great mystery.

EPH 3:1-12

Take a concordance and read all the passages in the gospel of John and the epistles about LOVE and LOVED.