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Monday, October 12, 2009

Firstborn

Consecrate to me all the firstborn. Whatever is the first to open the womb among the people of Israel, both of man and of beast, is mine." (Exodus 13:2) He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. (Colossians 1:15) For by 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. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 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 1:16-18) Jesus is of firstborn importance because,
  • He created all things
  • He is before all things
  • He holds all things together
  • He is the head of the body, the church, the world-wide group of those who belong to Him
  • He is the beginning
  • He is the resurrection
  • He is preeminent in everything!