How do you view the world? What do you see first and most when you view the world? Is it President Trump? Is it the USA as the world’s only superpower? Is it yourself? Or is it the Lord Jesus first and most?

How do you view the church? What do you think of first and most when you think of the church? A pastor? Or is it an organization? Or is it your role and place in the church? Or do you see the Lord Jesus first and most?

How do you view heaven? What do you think of first and most when you think of heaven? Is it loved ones? Is it yourself? Or is it the Lord Jesus first and most?

These three questions about how we view the world, the church, and heaven reveal something don’t they? They reveal that Christ is not always supreme in our world view. He’s not what we see first and most when we view the world.

What happens when Christ is not supreme in our worldview?

  • Christ-consciousness shrinks when we don’t see Christ in the first creation (the world)
  • Christ-worship shrinks when we don’t see Christ in the re-creation (the church)
  • Christ-hope shrinks when we don’t see Christ in the new creation (heaven)

Thankfully, there is a way to restore the supremacy of Christ and so rebuild Christ-consciousness, Christ-worship, and Christ-hope. Let’s look at three areas in which Paul helped the Colossians recover the supremacy of Christ, so that we can get help too.

For more, see my sermon notes from my third sermon in the Colossians series entitled Complete in Christ (download pdf here).  Scroll down a bit further and you’ll find a one-page sermon summary infographic.

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