Bible: Colossians 1:13-22; 2:1-9
The Supremacy of Christ
1:16 for all things in heaven and on earth were created by him – all things, whether visible or invisible, whether thrones or dominions, 6 whether principalities or powers – all things were created through him and for him.
1:17 He himself is before all things and all things are held together 7 in him.
1:20 and through him to reconcile all things to himself by making peace through the blood of his cross – through him, 14 whether things on earth or things in heaven.
Paul’s Goal in Ministry
1:21 And you were at one time strangers and enemies in your 15 minds 16 as expressed through 17 your evil deeds, 1:22 but now he has reconciled you 18 by his physical body through death to present you holy, without blemish, and blameless before him –
2:1 The heavens and the earth 1 were completed with everything that was in them. 2 2:2 By 3 the seventh day God finished the work that he had been doing, 4 and he ceased 5 on the seventh day all the work that he had been doing. 2:3 God blessed the seventh day and made it holy 6 because on it he ceased all the work that he 7 had been doing in creation. 8
The Creation of Man and Woman
2:5 Now 13 no shrub of the field had yet grown on the earth, and no plant of the field 14 had yet sprouted, for the