The Preeminent One Jason Malone - 12/3/2023 Colossians 1:15-20 Audio Sermon Notes (PDF) Ask a Question SERMON SCREENSHOTS & KEY POINTSWe are reminded of our hope as we behold the preeminent One!Colossians 1:15-20Colossians 1:3-5Colossians 1:15Colossians 1:16Are there any areas of your life where you are worshiping what was created instead of the Creator of all that has been created?Colossians 1:17Colossians 1:18Colossians 1:19-20Colossians 1:13-14We struggle to continually behold that with which we think we are familiar.Quotes from Rejoicing in Christ, by Michael Reeves“Here was a man with towering charisma, running over with life. Health and healing, loaves and fishes, all abounded in his presence. So compelling did people find him that crowds thronged round him. Men, women, children, sick and mad, rich and poor; they found him so magnetic some wanted just to touch his clothes.”“Kinder than summer, he befriended the rejects and gave hope to the hopeless. The dirty and despised found they mattered to him. His closest friends found that, as the Son of Man came eating and drinking, being with him was like being with a bridegroom at a wedding.”“Yes, he was a man who felt a world of pain, yet who abounded with joy. “Generous and genial, firm and resolute, he was always surprising. Loving but not sappy, his insight unsettled people, and his kindness won them. Indeed, he was a man of extraordinary—and extraordinarily appealing— contrasts. You simply couldn’t make him up, for you’d make him only one or the other. He was red-blooded and human, but not rough. Pure, but never dull. Serious with sunbeams of wit.”“Sharper than cut glass, he out-argued all comers, but never for the sake of the win. He knew no failings in himself, but was transparently humble. He made the grandest of claims for himself, yet without a whiff of pomposity. He ransacked the temple, spoke of hellfire, called Herod a fox, the Pharisees (painted) corpses, and yet never do you doubt his love as you read his life.”“With a huge heart, he hated evil and felt for the needy. He loved the Father and he loved people. You look at him and you have to say, ‘Here is a man truly alive, unwithered in any way, far more vital and vigorous, far more full and complete, far more human than any other.”*We are a church located in Greenville, South Carolina. Our vision is to see God transform us into a community of grace passionately pursuing life and mission with Jesus.