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I am so excited to start a whole new sermon series on the Book of Colossians throughout the months of May through August. It has been awhile since we have systematically studied a whole book together on Sundays. But the more I began to pray through things, I realized that this is something that we need to do at this juncture of our church.
As the generations are changing, I have noticed that there are more people who have never thoroughly studied through one book in the Bible. In many ways, this is fragmenting people’s concept and understanding of who God is. We are only getting bits and pieces from passages that are familiar, rather than examining a whole book and allowing it to lay down a firm foundation for our faith.
The great part of the Book of Colossians is that many of the issues that the Apostle Paul had to address in the book are similar to the issues that we are facing in our society today. This is the power of God’s Word. It is able to speak to various situations in our lives because the Truth is always timeless.
One of the major themes for the Book of Colossians is the “Supremacy of Christ.” It is out of this foundation and perspective that we will be able to live accordingly within our context, whether it is with our family, friends, roommates, classmates or co-worker. This is why we are simply calling the series, “paramount.”
The dictionary defines, “paramount” as:
2) Of the greatest importance or significance; preeminent
3) Above others in rank or authority; superior in power or jurisdiction
4) A supreme ruler
As we study the Book of Colossians, it is my prayer that we will capture a bigger vision of who Christ is in His Supremacy. As see and acknowledge Christ being “chief in importance” in our lives and “above others in authority” and “superior in power,” then we will be able to trust and worship His Majesty.
Bring your Bibles, journals and something to write with because for the next four months it is going to be a season of learning and growing. We are going to be released to love and live for the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.