Slice of Christ or Supreme Christ

How you view your time with Christ is important. Is He a slice of your life that you make time for on Sunday mornings, when reading the Bible, and praying?  How big of a slice of life does He occupy?  Are you an excellent with budgeting your time, so He (and activities that revolve around Him) has an equal share of your life as the other necessities?  Are you “more spiritual” and make the Christ slice the biggest piece in life?  If you answered in the affirmative to any of the aforementioned questions you are like most Christians (see the slice diagram), but unfortunately your view of Christ is too small.  Even if Jesus Christ occupied “every slice”, according to the Bible your Christ is still too small.

Just consider how Jesus Christ is portrayed in Colossians 1:15-23 (ESV):

[15] He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. [16] 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. [17] And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. [18] 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. [19] For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, [20] and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.
    [21] And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, [22] he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, [23] if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.

Upon seeing the Supreme Christ in Colossians a person will begin to realize why even being the entire “pie” of our life is too small.  As John Myer explains in the June 26, 2011 sermon “Christ Supreme – The Preeminent Son“, according to the will of God Christ is the box in which our life is contained.  Christ is supreme.  All things came into being through Him, for Him, and unto Him.  As Charles Spurgeon once said, “If Christ is anything, He must be everything”.

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4 thoughts on “Slice of Christ or Supreme Christ

  1. Hi, love the post, I was just wondering where you got the graphic from, I’m trying to run a sermon series entitled supreme and would love to use it as the graphic but don’t want to get into copyright bother with anyone 🙂 Thanks

  2. Hi, love the blog, I’d love to know where you got the graphic for this post from. I’m about to run a sermon series entitled Supreme and would love to use it as part of the supporting blog posts but figured it’s a good idea to check for copyright first. Thanks

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