42: 12 Reasons Christ Deserves First Place
Christ is first in everything. We know this, but it can be lost in distractions or interpretations. This conversation goes through the 12 reasons Christ deserves first place.
Life Calling is based on our unique position in God’s plan. We would be without form, reason, or purpose if not for Christ. Everything we know that’s seen and unseen moves towards Christ, but how often do you reflect on why Christ comes first?
In this episode, we reflect on 12 reasons taken straight from Colossians 1:15-20. As you meditate on this section, it can make you rethink how you relate to your struggles, your work, and the ways you show up in the world. We may not understand, but Christ is in the role of knowing and reconciling.
Before we begin, here is an overview of the 12 reasons Christ deserves first place:
- Christ is the image of the invisible God.
- Christ is the firstborn over all creation.
- Christ is the creator of everything.
- Christ is the focus of creation.
- Christ is before all things.
- Christ holds all things together.
- Christ is the head of the church.
- Christ is the beginning and firstborn from among the dead.
- Christ will have first place in everything.
- Christ is the fullness of God.
- Christ reconciles us to God.
- Christ makes peace by his shed blood on the cross.
Listen as we discuss these 12 reasons, and better understand our relation to Christ.
- [00:22] - Christ is the point of Christianity.
- [03:20] - Why do people become uncomfortable when we talk about God and Christ?
- [05:12] - Have you heard this new breakdown of biblical content?
- [08:10] - Christ is the unveiled mystery.
- [10:23] - Not only did Christ have a hand in creation, but Christ is the focus of creation.
- [12:40] - Christ is the head of the church above any subculture formed by human interpretation.
- [15:00] - Christ is the fullness of God.
- [17:38] - Christ makes peace like no one else could.
- [19:55] - How can you reflect on these 12 reasons?
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