Every Sunday this month we lit a new Advent candle in our morning service. Each candle represented a different facet of the Good News of Christmas: HOPE, FAITH, JOY and LOVE. Through Scripture reading on Sundays and reflections on this blog, we spent time renewing our confidence in the fulfillment of God’s promises because we believe he always does what he says. We joyfully celebrated the love that brought Jesus into the middle of our stories. Tonight we will light the Christ candle and celebrate the central figure of all history.
May you worship the King Jesus, the reason for our hope, faith, joy and love. He came once and he is coming again! He is supreme over all, our Prince of Peace, and the brilliant Light of our World!
Christ Is Supreme
15 Christ is the visible image of the invisible God.
He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation,
16 for through him God created everything
in the heavenly realms and on earth.
He made the things we can see
and the things we can’t see—
such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world.
Everything was created through him and for him.
17 He existed before anything else,
and he holds all creation together.
18 Christ is also the head of the church,
which is his body.
He is the beginning,
supreme over all who rise from the dead.
So he is first in everything.
19 For God in all his fullness
was pleased to live in Christ,
20 and through him God reconciled
everything to himself.
He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth
by means of Christ’s blood on the cross.
21 This includes you who were once far away from God. You were his enemies, separated from him by your evil thoughts and actions. 22 Yet now he has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body. As a result, he has brought you into his own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault.
Colossians 1:15-22 (NLT)