Over recent months, our Parish Council have been spending much time envisioning the
Church we would like to be part of in 3 years’ time. Hopefully, we’ll be gaining traction in
our worship, discipleship, mission, service, fellowship and governance.
Today, I encourage us each to consider who we want to be (spiritually and personally
speaking) in 3 years’ time. Spiritually speaking, what will be different about you?
Personally, I would like us all to be living with Jesus alone as the centre of our lives.
Colossians 1:15-20 which we will look at this Sunday, is a poem that teaches us that Jesus is
the point from which all things are directed and to which all things are focused. The Bible in its entirety teaches that we can’t understand how to be a human being (much
less how to be the church) if we don’t see reality this way; with Jesus at the centre of it all.
Paul’s overall point in his letter to the Colossians is that Jesus is the centre of reality, and in
Col 1:15-20 he points out five specific things that Jesus is:
1) “Jesus is the image of the invisible God” (v. 15a).
2) He is “the firstborn of all creation” (v. 15b).
3) He “is before all things” (v. 17).
4) “He is the head of the body, the church” (v. 18a).
5) He is “the firstborn from the dead” (v. 18b).
These are amazing truths which can transform our lives, so I encourage you to come along
to Church this Sunday and explore these things in more depth.
I also encourage you to ask yourself today; “Is Jesus alone at the centre of my life?” and
“Will He be even more so in three years’ time?”.
May we each continue to grow in our knowledge of Him and His will through all the wisdom
and understanding the spirit gives so that we may live lives that please Him in every way
Blessings on your week,