One of my favourite passages of Scripture is found in Colossians 1:15-23. In this passage the Apostle Paul talks about the Supremacy of Christ.
He does this because the church at Colosse had been infected by some false teaching that Christ was only one of the “spiritual beings” that acts as intermediary between God and mankind. Rather than the only one.
In this passage Paul says three great statements about Jesus.
1. Jesus is the visible image of the invisible God (Col 1:15) – In saying this Paul says that Jesus is part of the Godhead – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This makes Him supreme to all other created creatures including angels.
2. Jesus was the Creator (Col 1:16) – Verse 16 says, “For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him”.
3. Jesus is the head of the church (Col 1:18) – Verse 18 tells us that Christ is the head of the body – the Church. This means He is the supreme ruler of the church.
In this short passage we see that Jesus is God, that all things were created by and for Him and that He is head over all of the Church. Jesus is supreme to all things that this world has to offer.
Paul states these things to set the church at Colosse straight. Rather than attack the false teaching, he simply states the truth about Jesus and who He really is.
Let us pause and remember today that Christ is supreme to all things.