2 Colossians 1:15-20He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers—all things have been created through him and for him.
3 Colossians 1:15-20He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything.
4 Colossians 1:15-20For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross.
5 Creation in Colossians 7 Times the Language “Creation” or “Created” is used in the Text.It is the “First Born of all Creation,” that is the focus of the Text.Christ is not only the First and God’s agent in creation, but also gives coherence to the universe.
6 All Things Held Together “To Hold” συνίστημι is Translated in the KJV as “Consist”Other Definitions Include:- Formed Out Of- Exist- Stand WithLuke 9:32 - They saw his glory and the two men who stood with him.
7 Togetherness in Peace Christ’s Death on the Cross Creates Togetherness He Holds Together the Body as the HeadHe is the Means of Bringing all Creation Back into Harmony or Peace with God.
8 The Good NewsWe are not alone! You are not Alone! But Held Together through Christ & at Peace with God in the Cross!