In the original Greek, Colossians 1:15-20 are in the form of poetry. Many scholars think that these verses were actually used as an early Christian hymn. It is a hymn that glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ as
â€¢ the very image of God â€¢ the firstborn over all creation â€¢ the creator of the universe â€¢ the head of the Church â€¢ the firstborn from among the dead â€¢ the fullness of God dwelling in a body â€¢ the reconciler of all things
These verses form the most doctrinally-packed passage about our Lord and Savior in the entire Word of God.
How does this hymn to Christ compare with the praise and worship songs of the 21st-century contemporary church? That question is our focus this week as we continue our series, Christ Above All: Studies in Colossians.