The Preeminence of Jesus


“And He is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent.” – Colossians 1:18 (ESV)

We will never experience the fullness of joy that we were created for, until Jesus Christ is Preeminent in every area of our life!

First in my home
First in my way of entertainment
First in my finances
First in my spare time
First in my career
First in my thoughts
First in my marriage
First in my singleness
First in my sexuality
First in my decision-making

And I know there are those who truly believe this, and maybe you believe this. Maybe you believe Jesus is Preeminent, that He is Lord of all! But there is a difference between believing this in theory, and actually believing this experientially and living it out.

Francis Schaeffer said, “If Christ is not Lord of all, Christ is not Lord at all.”

And it’s true… He cannot just be Lord over part of your life. He is Lord of all, or not Lord at all.

Listen don’t hold any area of your life back from God. You know this week I had to ask myself the question, God is there anything in my life I am withholding from you, and He had to search me, and I want you to ask the same question. Is there anything in your life that you are withholding from God? Anything? Because if there is give it over.

You know some of you might feel like you’re not worthy to come to Christ until you get rid of your sin, but you’re not going to get rid of your sin until you come to Christ.