NextLevel Online: Colossians

Session 3: The Supremacy of Christ (1:15-20)

Christ’s Sufficiency and Supremacy (1:15-20)


Classroom Instructions

Materials: Lesson Outline

Opening Thoughts

  • Once more, the situation of Colossians

  • What Paul has said so far

Christ’s Sufficiency and Supremacy (1:15-20)

  • Christ is..

    • Sufficient Supreme

    • Supreme Sufficient

  • Note Paul’s emphasis on totality and power

  • Note the unique (“poetic”) structure

    • Christ’s place in creation

      • Christ holds all things together
    • Christ’s place in reconciliation

  • Pulling it all together…

    • What does Paul say and why?

    • Why stay with Jesus?

Questions for Discussion and Reflection

  • What persons, institutions, or ideas compete with Jesus for your devotion?

  • What merits or strengths do these things/people have? What can they offer?

  • How does their power and promise compare to the credentials of Jesus?

  • What phrase from Colossians 1:15-20 stands out to you the most, and why?

About NextLevel Online

The vision of Ozark Christian College is to glorify God by evangelizing the lost and edifying Christians worldwide. The mission of Ozark Christian College is to train men and women for Christian service as a degree-granting institution of biblical higher education.