Bible: Colossians 1:12-22
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, 8 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 9 in him.
1:20 and through him to reconcile all things to himself by making peace through the blood of his cross – through him, 16 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 17 minds 18 as expressed through 19 your evil deeds, 1:22 but now he has reconciled you 20 by his physical body through death to present you holy, without blemish, and blameless before him –