Session 4: Awake to Who Christ Is OVER Us
"Who do you say that I am?" - Matthew 16:15
Throughout this session David establishes how Christ is supreme-to-the-max as the King of the universe, the Ruler of history, the Lord of the nations, Conqueror of evil forces, and the Master of our lives.
Preeminently, Jesus reigns as the Head of the Church, which is “the fullness of him who fills all in all” (Ephesians 1). In fact, he “ascended above the heavens that He might fill the whole universe” (Ephesians 4).
Jesus is over all because God the Father has “rescued us from the dominion of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of the Son He loves [because he is] the firstborn over all creation … firstborn from among the dead … head of the body, the Church; [because he has] reconciled all things whether things on earth or things in heaven, making peace by His blood shed on the cross” (Colossians 1:13,15,18,20).
Christ's on-going reign in Heaven and earth assures the fulfillment of God’s purposes now and for all ages, through Christ supreme.
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Presented by David Bryant, this session will answer these questions:
What does “Christ OVER us” tell me about who he is today?
What does Christ’s supremacy over creation look like?
What does Christ’s supremacy over world history look like?
How does Christ’s supremacy over global leaders look like?
How is Christ over the people of the earth?
What does Christ’s supremacy over evil powers look like?
What does Christ’s supremacy over the Church look like?
After completing your video...
Spend a minute in silence, reflecting on today’s teaching.
What was the most meaningful part for you? How did it speak to you?
In what ways did today's teaching video help you see and think about God's Son in newer or fresher or larger terms?
In what ways did today's teaching video give you greater reasons to put your hope in Christ alone -- for your life, for your church, for your generation? As well as for eternity?
What one next step should today's teaching encourage you to take in your daily walk with our supreme King, the Lord Jesus Christ?
What is one insight about the glory of Christ you gained today that you would like to share with one other believer before the day is over, in order to help that person gain a little bit larger vision of the greatness of Christ, too?
If you were standing before Jesus on His throne right now, based on today's teaching what one thing would you like to say to the Father to express to Him your praise and gratitude for who His Son is right now?
What would you like ask the Father to do in your life by His Spirit that would deepen some facet of your relationship to His glorious Son?