He Holds All Things Together
Paul tells us in Colossians 1:17 that Christ is before all things and, therefore, everything is held together by Him. This is the teaching focus for SWO12 this summer…Jesus is everything! Too often we recognize Christ as our savior and forget that He is also our creator and sustainer–our Lord. We are nothing without Him, and anything good in us is only by His grace lavished upon us. As you prepare for this summer, please immerse yourself in scripture. Meditate on the book of Colossians and see the great deity of Christ. Recognize Christ as savior and submit to Him as God. “For in Him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell.” Pray that He would reveal himself to you through the study of scripture, continually conforming you more into His image every day.
“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.”