Scripture for Today – April 14, 2007 – Image of the Invisible God

Dear Neighbor,

This has always been one of my favorite NT passages, giving us such a great overview of the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ, the latter in both its personal and its creation-wide scope. I hope you can have this on your mind and heart going into your Sunday worship. Colossians 1:15-20.

15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 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. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 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. 19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.

In Christ,

Joel

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