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Whether you're religious or not, you probably have some idea of Jesus in your head. This section in Colossians will give you a more complete picture.

Key Points:

  1. Jesus reveals the invisible God. Colossians 1:15
  2. Jesus rules over creation. Colossians 1:15
  3. Everything was created through Jesus. Colossians 1:16 
  4. Everything was made for Jesus. Colossians 1:16
  5. Jesus holds all of creation together right now. Colossians 1:17
  6. Jesus is the head of the church. Colossians 1:18
  7. Jesus reigns over death. Colossians 1:18
  8. Jesus is fully God. Colossians 1:19
  9. Jesus has the power to save you. Colossians 1:20
  10. Jesus has the desire to save you. Colossians 1:21-22

Featured Text:

Colossians 1:19-20 For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ, and through him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross.

See Also: Creation, Jesus, Trinity


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Small Group Questions
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. What was your picture of Jesus when you were a kid? Before you started seriously pursuing God? Where did that picture of Jesus come from?
  3. Read the list of statements about Jesus. Which one stands out to you? Why?
  4. What is your overall impression of Jesus from this passage (Colossians 1:15-23)?
  5. Read Colossians 1:15. What can we learn about the character of God from Jesus?
  6. Read Colossians 1:16-17. Describe Jesus’ role in the creation of the world at the beginning and today. What does this teach us about God’s relationship to the world?
  7. Read Colossians 1:19. What does this verse say about who Jesus is? How would you explain this verse to someone who has questions about Jesus’ identity?
  8. What’s one new thing you learned about Jesus through this study?
  9. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

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