August 4, 2015

Today you should read: Colossians 1:15-23

Jesus is the purpose of everything. That may sound cliché or redundant but it’s hard not to see it after reading today’s Scripture. The invisible one true God was made visible through Jesus, God in human flesh (v. 15). By Jesus all things were created. EVERTHING. Heaven, earth, kingdoms and rulers (v. 16). Not only was everything created for Him and by Him but all things hold together in Him. This means that it is Jesus who is sovereign and in control over everything around us (v. 17). He’s the head pastor of the true church and is supreme over all other things (v. 18). Jesus is once again the purpose of everything and that is why v. 20-23 is so important.

We see the Gospel message in Colossians 1:20-23. The Gospel is the good news that Jesus reconciles us back to our Heavenly Father through what He did on the cross (v. 20). That in spite of our sin and hatred toward God that left us alienated, He reconciled us back to God through His death to make us holy and righteous in God’s eyes (v. 21). That we can preserve in our new found faith and that we have true hope in this life on earth and in Heaven (v. 23). However all of this “good news” means nothing with knowing that Jesus is the true Ruler, King and Creator over all. Jesus wasn’t just another good person on this earth but created the earth. He wasn’t just some guy that gave us his life for a good cause but is the cause of everything around us. He is not there for us just in the good times but is sovereign over time itself. This is the Jesus that we not only worship but that we proclaim to others as the apostle Paul did. Center Point Church family, do you have a real living relationship with this Jesus that we talked about above and is He truly your everything? If so, our church and your life should be radically different knowing that Jesus expects everything out of us and we are to be sharing this same Gospel message with others.

Posted by: Erik Koliser

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Author: cpclexington

Lexington & Richmond KY

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