Session 1 lays the foundation for the other eight sessions to come. During this teaching, David Bryant introduces participants to what the “supremacy of Christ” actually means and how that relates to everything going on around us today.
He also uncovers what many believe to be the greatest crisis facing the Church today – the sobering shortfall among multitudes of Christians in their vision for the greatness and glory, the majesty and reign of God’s Son right now. It is a crisis about Christ himself. Yet, there is hope.
With the third theme of this session, David highlights an impending work of the Spirit in our generation using God’s Word to reintroduce God’s people to God’s Son for ALL he is. The prospects of a “Christ Awakening” leave participants with great expectations for what the Father is getting ready to do.
All three themes are revisited in greater detail throughout the next eight sessions.
The Christ Institute Sessions
Video 1:2 – What does the supremacy of Christ really involve?
"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 and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross." - Colossians 1:17-20
After Completing Your Video:
Pause: Spend a minute in silence, reflecting on today’s teaching. What was the most meaningful part for you? How did it speak to you?
Reflect: 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?
Apply: 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?
Pray: 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?