The Eternal Son of God
A Sermon on Colossians 1:18
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. (ESV)
Jesus Christ is pre-eminent in all things; unlike in the cults; God has chosen to be glorified through Christ; the mystery of the first Christmas; baby Jesus is 'the image of God' - this expression defined; not just likeness; Jesus is uncreated and eternal; all things were created in and through Jesus; he holds them together; the first man to keep the Law; the firstborn from the dead; he did it alone; give Christ all pre-eminence.