The Beginning and Source

The Beginning and Source

Words of Faith 10-9-19

Dr. Jeffrey D. Hoy © 2019

Jeff.Hoy@faithfellowshipweb.com

Faith Fellowship Church - Melbourne, FL

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Colossians 1

[18b] he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.  

 

       Okay.  Let's wrap our brains around a little bit more of who God is in Christ.  Paul says that He is the beginning.  Hmmm.  We often speak of Jesus as being present in the beginning, but here Paul makes a bold declaration that Jesus IS the beginning.  How can that be? 

        Paul was not talking about the beginning of the old creation, even though Christ was there.  He was talking about the beginning of the New Creation.   He is the firstborn of the New Creation-- the first to come from the dead in true resurrection life, never to die again.  Think about it. Jairus' daughter was declared dead and came to life, but later she died once again. The widow's son was raised from the dead, but later returned to a casket for burial.  Lazarus was raised from the dead, but later died again. Jesus was the very first to receive the true resurrection life that was won at Calvary.

        And because Jesus was the first to be born from the dead, He possesses the glorified body and the higher life that His people share by virtue of their union with him.  His being the firstborn from the dead establishes his place as the beginning-- the origin of the church's life.  We draw our Life from Him.

        Christ is the Beginning (arch