Jesus is God and Above All
Colossians 1:15-20
Central Idea: Jesus is God and He is superior to/above all creation.
Published June 1st, 2012
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2009-09-24 09:44:19
Central Idea: Jesus is God and He is superior to/above all creation. Explanation: v15 - is the main statement for the entire passage - Jesus Christ is God, superior to all creation. There are two Ground statements in vv16-20. The first captures the Ground for v15. The second is a ground for a statement within the main ground. v16 begins with "oti", which makes the following verses the ground or the reason for the statement in v15. v19 also begins with "oti" and I think it refers back to v18 and Christ's work for the people of the Church. I think this because v18 refers to his being "firstborn from the dead", a reference to His death, which is also referenced in v20 "by the blood of his cross." I also think this because it makes sense that reconciliation is only for those in the Church and not for creation outside of the Church (vv16-17). Insight: Point 1: He is superior because of his relationship to the two peoples of the world: those associated with His common grace (all people) because He is the Creator, and those associated with His specific grace (the chuch) because He is the Head. Point 2: Jesus is the head of the Church because God was pleased with Him, dwelt in Him, and through Him and His blood sacrifice, He (Jesus) was able to bring the people of the Church back into a right relationship with God. Sacrifice leads the way. Questions: 1. 1:16 "en" - How do you decide if "en" means "by" or "in"? 2. Would there be a better way to arc the separation of ideas between vv16-17 (Christ as Head of Creation) and vv18-20 (Christ as Head of the Church)? I just have it as a series, but it seems like there might be a better way to separate this. 3. Does the fact that these verses are a part of an early Christian hymn play into the way these verse should be arced?
10000000012013 12013 Notes 2009-09-09 07:52:01 2009-09-24 09:44:19 Central Idea: Jesus is God and He is superior to/above all creation. Explanation: v15 - is the main statement for the entire passage - Jesus Christ is God, superior to all creation. There are two Ground statements in vv16-20. The first captures the Ground for v15. The second is a ground for a statement within the main ground. v16 begins with "oti", which makes the following verses the ground or the reason for the statement in v15. v19 also begins with "oti" and I think it refers back to v18 and Christ's work for the people of the Church. I think this because v18 refers to his being "firstborn from the dead", a reference to His death, which is also referenced in v20 "by the blood of his cross." I also think this because it makes sense that reconciliation is only for those in the Church and not for creation outside of the Church (vv16-17). Insight: Point 1: He is superior because of his relationship to the two peoples of the world: those associated with His common grace (all people) because He is the Creator, and those associated with His specific grace (the chuch) because He is the Head. Point 2: Jesus is the head of the Church because God was pleased with Him, dwelt in Him, and through Him and His blood sacrifice, He (Jesus) was able to bring the people of the Church back into a right relationship with God. Sacrifice leads the way. Questions: 1. 1:16 "en" - How do you decide if "en" means "by" or "in"? 2. Would there be a better way to arc the separation of ideas between vv16-17 (Christ as Head of Creation) and vv18-20 (Christ as Head of the Church)? I just have it as a series, but it seems like there might be a better way to separate this. 3. Does the fact that these verses are a part of an early Christian hymn play into the way these verse should be arced? notes
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Colossians 1:15-20
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ὅς ἐστιν εἰκὼν τοῦ θεοῦ τοῦ ἀοράτου, πρωτότοκος πάσης κτίσεως,
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.
ὅτι ἐν αὐτῷ ἐκτίσθη τὰ πάντα
For by him all things were created,
ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς καὶ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, τὰ ὁρατὰ καὶ τὰ ἀόρατα, εἴτε θρόνοι εἴτε κυριότητες εἴτε ἀρχαὶ εἴτε ἐξουσίαι· τὰ πάντα δι’ αὐτοῦ καὶ εἰς αὐτὸν ἔκτισται,
in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-- all things were created through him and for him.
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καὶ αὐτός ἐστιν πρὸ πάντων
And he is before all things,
καὶ τὰ πάντα ἐν αὐτῷ συνέστηκεν.
and in him all things hold together.
καὶ αὐτός ἐστιν ἡ κεφαλὴ τοῦ σώματος, τῆς ἐκκλησίας·
And he is the head of the body, the church.
ὅς ἐστιν ἀρχή,
He is the beginning,
πρωτότοκος ἐκ τῶν νεκρῶν,
the firstborn from the dead,
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ἵνα γένηται ἐν πᾶσιν αὐτὸς πρωτεύων,
that in everything he might be preeminent.
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ὅτι ἐν αὐτῷ εὐδόκησεν πᾶν τὸ πλήρωμα κατοικῆσαι
For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell,
καὶ δι’ αὐτοῦ ἀποκαταλλάξαι τὰ πάντα εἰς αὐτόν,
and through him to reconcile to himself all things,
εἰρηνοποιήσας διὰ τοῦ αἵματος τοῦ σταυροῦ αὐτοῦ,
(making peace through the blood of his cross,
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δι’ αὐτοῦ εἴτε τὰ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς εἴτε τὰ ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς.
whether on earth or in the heavens)
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10000000012013 12013 Arc 2009-09-09 07:52:01 2009-09-24 09:44:19 editing Colossians 1 15 1 20 Colossians 1:15-20 51 NT tisch esv i166805 i166792 ὅς ἐστιν εἰκὼν τοῦ θεοῦ τοῦ ἀοράτου, πρωτότοκος πάσης κτίσεως, He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. i166806 i166807 i166793 ὅτι ἐν αὐτῷ ἐκτίσθη τὰ πάντα For by him all things were created, i166794 ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς καὶ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, τὰ ὁρατὰ καὶ τὰ ἀόρατα, εἴτε θρόνοι εἴτε κυριότητες εἴτε ἀρχαὶ εἴτε ἐξουσίαι· τὰ πάντα δι’ αὐτοῦ καὶ εἰς αὐτὸν ἔκτισται, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-- all things were created through him and for him. locative 1 i166795 καὶ αὐτός ἐστιν πρὸ πάντων And he is before all things, i166796 καὶ τὰ πάντα ἐν αὐτῷ συνέστηκεν. and in him all things hold together. i166797 καὶ αὐτός ἐστιν ἡ κεφαλὴ τοῦ σώματος, τῆς ἐκκλησίας· And he is the head of the body, the church. i166808 i166809 i166810 i166798 ὅς ἐστιν ἀρχή, He is the beginning, i166799 πρωτότοκος ἐκ τῶν νεκρῶν, the firstborn from the dead, series i166800 ἵνα γένηται ἐν πᾶσιν αὐτὸς πρωτεύων, that in everything he might be preeminent. actionpurpose 2 i166811 i166801 ὅτι ἐν αὐτῷ εὐδόκησεν πᾶν τὸ πλήρωμα κατοικῆσαι For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, i166812 i166813 i166802 καὶ δι’ αὐτοῦ ἀποκαταλλάξαι τὰ πάντα εἰς αὐτόν, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, i166803 εἰρηνοποιήσας διὰ τοῦ αἵματος τοῦ σταυροῦ αὐτοῦ, (making peace through the blood of his cross, actionmanner 1 i166804 δι’ αὐτοῦ εἴτε τὰ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς εἴτε τὰ ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς. whether on earth or in the heavens) locative 1 ground 1 ground 1 1 1 1 tisch 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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