Sunday, November 04, 2018

The All-Supremacy of Jesus Christ

Ephesians 1:19-23

The All-Supremacy of Jesus Christ! Ephesians 1: 19-23 Purpose: to rediscover the All-Supremacy of Jesus Christ 1. God’s Mighty Power at Work Ephesians 1:19 and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might God’s power toward who? us who believe All of this is in accordance with what? the working of the strength of His might See Ephesians 1:11 2. God’s Power in Jesus Christ’s Resurrection Ephesians 1:20 which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead God’s power brought about in whom? in Christ When He did what? raised Christ from the dead See Acts 2:22-24 3. God’s Power in Establishing Jesus’ Absolute Supremacy Ephesians 1: and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. After raising Jesus from the dead God then seated Him at His right hand How authoritative is Christ? all (Person, Place, Time) See Matthew 28:18 For how long is Christ supreme? in this age and the age to come 4. God’s Power in Establishing Jesus Christ’s Dominion Ephesians 1:22 And He put all things in subjection under His feet, How many things are in subjection to Christ’s ruling authority as King? all See Psalm 110 5. God’s Power in Placing Jesus Christ as the Head of the Church Ephesians 1:22b and gave Him as head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. Christ is head over all things to the church The church is called His body See Ephesians 4:15 & Colossians 1:18 Eph. 4:15 but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ Col. 1:18 He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. The church will only find her true identity fulfilled in full obedience and submission to Christ
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