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Sawyers Church Daily Devotions
Wednesday 11th July 2018
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. (Colossians 1 v 15 – 17)

This morning we continue to look at the Supremacy of Christ.

There are three reasons why the Lord Jesus Christ alone has the right of being first in our life:-

  1. Because he made us – we have already said we were created by him and more importantly for him – I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’ Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth — everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made. (Isaiah 43 v 6 – 7)
  2. Because he has redeemed us – we belong to him by legal right, for he has purchased us by his own life’s blood. Through His infinite sacrifice upon Calvary’s cross, and by the mighty power of His resurrection, God has “rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves.” A kingdom must have a king. Once we were in Satan’s kingdom and he was our king; now we are in Christ’s kingdom and it is His right to reign over us. Is He King of your life?
  3. Because God has given him the supremacy – In this passage we notice that God has given Jesus supremacy in likeness, in power, in creation, in eternity, in authority, in the church, in the new creation, in riches and in the final victory.

When the Lord Jesus is supreme in our lives the following things happen:

  1. There is supreme love to His Person. We love Him more than any other person or thing, more than His service, more than ourselves – from this flows our heart felt worship.
  2. There is unquestioning obedience to His commands.
  3. There is complete submission to His will. When the Lord Jesus occupies the foremost place in my life I shall be willing to serve Him in the sphere of His choice.

My prayer is that these three things flow from the supremacy of Christ in our lives.

Have a great day!

Peter Jordan
Senior Pastor at Sawyers Church

Sawyers Church
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