Bible: Colossians 1:13-23
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 – 1:23 if indeed you remain in the faith, established and firm, 19 without shifting 20 from the hope of the gospel that you heard. This gospel has also been preached in all creation under heaven, and I, Paul, have become its servant.