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.
Things We Learned Last Time in Genesis…
- That the redeemed Noah is completely different than the world.
- That God’s instructions must be followed exactly.
- That God governs mankind through precise covenants.
Things to Learn About My Own Walk with God this Week…
- That Jesus is the Image of the Invisible God.
- That Christ is the centre of everything.
- That Christ is sovereign over everything.
Norma Normans non Normata – “The Norm of Norms That Is Not Normed” This is the principle the Scripture is the measure of truth, and when interpreted correctly, cannot be corrected by any other source.
First, then, the question is not, Whether the Church labours under diseases both numerous and Grievous… but whether the diseases are of a kind the cure of which Admits… of longer delay… therefore, it is neither useful nor becoming to await the result of slow remedies. 1
1 John Calvin, Theodore Beza, and Henry Beveridge, Tracts Relating to the Reformation, vol. 1 (Edinburgh: Calvin Translation Society, 1844), 125..