People often want to know who Jesus is but find Him obscured by the church, whose task is to proclaim Him. Pointing us to Christ, Alistair Begg unpacks the apostle Paul’s description of God’s only Son. Jesus, Paul explained, is the head of the church, responsible for leading and caring for His body. He is also the beginning, the firstborn of the dead, bringing new life in the Spirit and reconciling all things to God. This is the Jesus we are to proclaim.
15He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16For by6 him all things were created, 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. 17And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18And 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. 19For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.
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