Bible: Colossians 1:13-20

1:13 He delivered us from the power of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of the Son he loves, 1  1:14 in whom we have redemption, 2  the forgiveness of sins.


The Supremacy of Christ


He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn 4  over all creation, 5 

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.

1:18 He is the head of the body, the church, as well as the beginning, the firstborn 8  from among the dead, so that he himself may become first in all things. 9 

1:19 For God 10  was pleased to have all his 11  fullness dwell 12  in the Son 13 

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.

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