Summary: Message is about reconciliation, which is needed in our world today. Christ is depicted as the only true one who can reconcile

‘He’ll make ALL things right’

Colossians 1:15-20

Mexia Baptist Church -June 14th, 2020

Scripture Passage:

Colossians 1:15-20 New King James Version (NKJV)

15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or [a]principalities or [b]powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. 18 And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.

19 For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, 20 and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.


Today, everyone wants to know two things. There are ...1) Who’s in charge?

2) And who will make things work out?

If you work somewhere, you’ll be told…who’s in charge of you?

That supervisor will also have a boss. You have 2 choices with your boss – 1) respect and abide by their authority. 2) resist and rebel against their wishes.

Let me tell you how it will work on both accounts: 1) respect who you work for – you’ll be treated fairly and probably have opportunities for advancement.

2) resist your boss and you’ll face conflict.

Today, we’re seeing respect and resisting towards authority.

Our passage today answers society’s ills. Everything we do ALL starts with the question...

‘what do you think about God?’ This morning, how do you answer this question?

What we think about God matters in everything. If you think God is still working today – you’ll trust Him in difficult circumstances to work for your good.

If you think God is ‘asleep at the wheel’…you’ll inevitably take matters into your own hands. And by doing so, you demonstrate your lack of faith in said God.

Today’s passage in Colossians 1:15-20 details and promotes the lordship of Jesus Christ. Paul speaks of Christ’s preeminence, his omnipotence and his work as our reconciler.

We, as Christians, must cling fervently to our savior, Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith. Let me tell you who this Jesus really is.

Transition to the five points of who Jesus is as articulated by Colossians 1:15-20.

Who is this Jesus?

First, Jesus is image of the God, we can’t see. V. 15

Paul tells us, ‘He is the image of the invisible God…’ in verse 15 of our passage. We have no physical description of Jesus in the scriptures, but Christs’ character, his traits, his teachings, his healings and many other miracles are all over the New Testament!

In seeing Christ – we behold him, as in a mirror. Christ shows us his righteousness, goodness, wisdom, power, in short, his entire self. We know who God is, by viewing Christ. Jesus and the Father are one. As Christ said, ‘if you’ve seen Me, you’ve seen the Father.’

Ask: When folks see you? What do they see? Is there a resemblance, in you, to your Lord?

We must be reflectors of our God. Continually, ask God to live through you…

Second, He made all things. V.16

Verse 16 tells us, ‘For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible…’ Christ is the creator of all things.

The Baptist Catechisms, from years ago, were taught to children to educate them about the teachings of scripture. The first three Baptist Catechisms speak to the reality of Christ as our creator.

1. Who made you? Answer -God made me.

2. What else did God make? Answer -God made all things.

3. Why did God make you and all things? Answer -For His own glory!

Everything Christ made was for His own glory.

Who did Christ create? The dominions. Why did he create them? For them to bring Him glory.

The Dominions are the angels, they are created to magnify Christ’s glory – not to receive their own. The angels were created to praise & bring glory to our Lord.

Christ, no doubt, ruled them – He was their master.

Christ also created all in positions of authority and power. Christ allowed them their mighty stations in life, for His own purposes.

We must always remember and be informed by the great truth that Christ made all things. Take great comfort that you are His ‘image bearer’ (Gen. 1:26-27) and all of humanity bears God’s image as well.

Third, everything is held together by Him. V. 17

Verse 17 says, ‘He is before all things, and by Him all things hold together.’ Literally, Christ is the sustainer of all life and matter in the universe.

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