SERMON #7: “THE SUPREMACY OF CHRIST OVER HIS CHURCH” Back to all sermons
SERMON APPLICATION QUESTIONS
- What does Paul mean when he says that “He (Jesus) is the head of the body, the church”? (1:18; 2:10; 2:19)
- As those who have been redeemed by the blood of Christ, what is to be our response to our Lord’s authority over the church?
- Considering the verses cited in question one, along with Colossians 2:9-10, 3:4, and Acts 17:28, discuss why “joyful obedience” to Jesus as the Head of the church is not only possible for the Christian but the necessary outworking of being joined to Christ.
- As we learned in last week’s message, since Jesus is the Creator of all things, the word “firstborn” speaks not of chronology but of “rank, honor, and supremacy”. What does Paul mean when he states that Jesus is “the firstborn from the dead” since he was not the first person to ever be resurrected?
- The purpose or goal of the resurrection of Jesus is that He would have the preeminence or supremacy over all things. Discuss what it means for Jesus to have supremacy in the following areas of your life:
- The church. (1:18-19; 24-29; 2:19)
- The Family. (3:18-4:1)
- To say that “in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell” (1:19) and “for in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily” (2:9) is to say that Jesus is fully God. Why does such a declaration put a death nail in the false teachers in Colossae who were attacking the Person and work of Christ?
- In simple terms describe what is meant by “union with Christ”. (John 15:1-5, Col. 1:27, 2:9-10;19)
- We learn that it is only through our “union with Christ” that is, his life in us, that we can joyfully live for his glory. Consider ways that you may seek to live for God’s glory in your own strength but to no avail.