complete in christ

IMG_4122 colossians 1:15-23 / the Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. for in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 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 and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. for God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. but now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation— if you continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope held out in the gospel. this is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which i, paul, have become a servant.


the image of the invisible God

the firstborn of all creation

the creator of all things

the sustainer of all things

the head of the church

the first for all things

the reconciler of all things

the establisher of faith