The Incomparable Jesus The Incomparable Jesus Jesus is

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The Incomparable Jesus:

The Incomparable Jesus:

The Incomparable Jesus: Jesus is the most compelling person I know. There is no

The Incomparable Jesus: Jesus is the most compelling person I know. There is no one like Jesus.

The Incomparable Jesus: Colossians 1: 15 -20, “The Son is the image of the

The Incomparable Jesus: Colossians 1: 15 -20, “The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.

The Incomparable Jesus: Colossians 1: 15 -20, “He is before all things, and in

The Incomparable Jesus: Colossians 1: 15 -20, “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 and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him,

The Incomparable Jesus: Colossians 1: 15 -20, “and through him to reconcile to himself

The Incomparable Jesus: Colossians 1: 15 -20, “and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. ”

The Incomparable Jesus: What makes Jesus supreme, matchless, incomparable in all the earth? First,

The Incomparable Jesus: What makes Jesus supreme, matchless, incomparable in all the earth? First, Jesus is incomparable because He is the image of the invisible God, the Son of the Creator. You want to know what God is like, look to Jesus is perfect theology.

The Incomparable Jesus: First, Jesus is incomparable because He is the image of the

The Incomparable Jesus: First, Jesus is incomparable because He is the image of the invisible God, the Son of the Creator. He is the firstborn over all creation. (firstborns in 1 st Century Jewish society; inheritance)

The Incomparable Jesus: First, Jesus is incomparable because He is the image of the

The Incomparable Jesus: First, Jesus is incomparable because He is the image of the invisible God, the Son of the Creator. “For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. ” (ownership rights; author) (evil & darkness & other religious claims)

The Incomparable Jesus: Second, Jesus is incomparable because He is the sustainer. V. 17,

The Incomparable Jesus: Second, Jesus is incomparable because He is the sustainer. V. 17, “He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. ” (Jen is the glue) (life is fragile; being with someone when they breathe their last breath; Jesus sustains it all, holds it together; “I have you. ”)

The Incomparable Jesus: Third, Jesus is incomparable because He is the King. V. 18,

The Incomparable Jesus: Third, Jesus is incomparable because He is the King. V. 18, “And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. ”

The Incomparable Jesus: Third, Jesus is incomparable because He is the King. V. 18

The Incomparable Jesus: Third, Jesus is incomparable because He is the King. V. 18 He is the King of the Kingdom. He is the King of the church. He is the King of all creation (he is the beginning). He is the King over death, so that in everything He might have supremacy. There is no one like Jesus. (two implications: surrender, fear not) (politics – not integrating faith; early church - Nero)

The Incomparable Jesus: Fourth, Jesus is incomparable because He is the source. (v. 19

The Incomparable Jesus: Fourth, Jesus is incomparable because He is the source. (v. 19 -20, “For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. ” (source of fullness, reconciliation, & peace – thru the blood) (Jesus overcomes – sickness; sin; shame)