Colossians. 1:15-19

Tom Harding

Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: for by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: and he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell (Col. 1:15-19).

After the Apostle had given thanks to the Father for the perfect redemption that is in Christ Jesus (Col.1:12-14), now proceeds in these verses to describe the Redeemer Himself. This gives the believer confidence and assurance of his salvation because the One Who came to redeem and justify His people is Almighty God, Who cannot fail (Isa. 42:4). Notice these glorious descriptions of Jesus Christ carefully.

Tom Harding, Pastor
Zebulon Baptist Church
Pikeville, Ky.

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