The Supremacy of Christ is the Sufficiency of Christ

I’m leaving in the morning to speak at a women’s retreat in Virginia.  I have been beyond blessed to study and meditate on my favorite book of the Bible: the letter to the Colossians written by Paul.  

If you are feeling down, stressed, worried, discouraged, or even bored, check out Colossians 1:13-20.  These verses are, as John Piper says, “the most concentrated description of the glories of Jesus” in the Bible.  Meditate on these verses, consider the supremacy of Christ, and then see that He is sufficient for whatever is happening in your life.  

Can you find and list the 15 truths about the nature of Christ in this passage? 

“He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.  He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 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. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 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. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.”

What joy!  Whatever is going on in your life—Christ who is supreme is sufficient for you.