Summary: This expository sermon was preached on Christ the King Sunday
Title: christ is Still King
Text: Colossians 1:15-21
P.S.: We all need to answer the question, ‘Is Christ prominent in my life or is He pre-eminent? He just doesn’t want a place in my life, He demands first place.
Here are some trivia questions to live your life on:
• workers were suspended from a Las Vegas hospital in 1980 for betting on when people would die.
• There are more bacteria in your mouth than there are people in the world
• The cavity fighter found in tooth-paste is made from recycled tin.
• No one knows where Mozart is buried.
• gardening is the best exercise for maintaining healthy bones
• Forty trillion dollars exchanges hands every day worldwide
• The average person takes 10,000 steps a day
• Morbidly obese humans are the worlds largest primates. gorillas are after that at 485 pounds
• Forty-one percent of the moon is not visible from the earth at any time
• From the age of thirty, humans gradually begin to shrink.
The truly most important question a person needs to answer has to do with thr relationship with Jesus Christ. This is no trivial matter.
We all need to answer the question, ‘Is Christ prominent in our lives or is He pre-eminent? He just doesn’t want a place in our lives, He demands first place.
Christmas is the time of year when this question is truly put to the test in our lives. When you enter Wal-Mart, and past the greeters, you are immediately faced with aisle upon aisle of ‘stuff’ to buy for that one special person..
As you walk down each aisle, you will also find elves, Santas, and even Harry Potter. It seems each year that Santa and Harry potter are becoming increasingly more prominent at Christmas.
However, contrary to what seems to be happening to Christmas, no amount of marketing by Wall Street can ever take away Jesus preeminence over Christmas. Jesus will always remain the central focus, simply because with out His birth, there is absolutely no reason to celebrate.
The fact of Jesus pre-eminence over Christmas is without question. The most importance question each of us needs to ask is, IS Jesus Lord over my life, my family, and my career?
For many people Jesus is prominent. They will decorate their homes with lights, a tree and maybe even a Christmas creche. They will attend church at least once, and sing the familiar carols. Jesus is prominent, but in their hearts is He the central one guiding and directing their lives?
Jesus does not want to merely have a place in your life, He wants the throne of your heart. Turn with me to Colossians 1:15-22, where Paul talks about what it means to have Jesus Lord of your life.
In these five verses, Jesus Lordship is describes in terms of relationship: In His relationship with God (15); In His relationship with creation (16-17) and His relationship with to the church; and finally how His Lordship affects his relationship with you and me.(18-20)
First of all, Jesus is described as, the image of the invisible God. The word image, conveys at least two ideas. First, it conveys the thought that the Lord Jesus has enabled us to see what God is like. The Bible says that God is spirit, and so He is invisible. But in the Person of Jesus Christ, God made Himself visible to humanity. The writer of the Hebrews also conveys this idea when he has in Hebrews 1:3