Jesus Is - God

December 31, 2017 Preacher: Zak Graves Series: Stand Alone Sermons

Topic: God Scripture: Colossians 1:15–1:23

Jesus Is - God

Colossians 1:15-23


Jesus being God is what the entire Bible is pointing to! Accepting this truth is the best way to end 2017 and the only way to start 2018.

4 Components of Jesus’ Godhood


1) Jesus Is - The Image of God

    - Image = Exact Imprint


2) Jesus Is - The Firstborn of Creation

    - Firstborn = Authority in Time & Rank

      - Evidence 1: Immediate Context (v18)

      - Evidence 2: Other Biblical Context (Ex 4:22, Jer 31:9, Ps 89:27)


3) Jesus Is - The Head of The Church

    - Head = Authority & Source of Life

    - Jesus is the initiator and authority over the first creation and the new creation.


4) Jesus Is - The Firstborn from the Dead

    - Firstborn from the Dead = Originator of New Life


Result of Jesus’ Godhood

- Reconciliation = Right Relationship

The New Year is not about you, it’s about Jesus. Trust Him in whatever that comes and dedicate everything to keeping him first in what you do!

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