Jesus: The One and Only

Colossians 1:19

Adrian Rogers

Sermon Overview

Scripture Passage: Colossians 1:19

Out of the billions who have ever lived, only a handful of people have made a lasting imprint upon society. There is one who stands head and shoulders above all others: Jesus, the One and Only Son of God.

Adrian Rogers says, “To explain Jesus is impossible, to ignore Him is disastrous, and to deny Him is fatal.”

Words don’t come close to explaining the majesty of Jesus Christ, but there are three things we can learn about Him from Colossians 1.

First, Jesus alone reveals the Father.

“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation” (Colossians 1:15).

Jesus has the monopoly on divine revelation; the only way we can know God the Father is through Jesus.

This verse also explains that He is the first-born, above all things, King of kings and Lord of lords.

Second, Jesus alone rules the Universe.

“For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him” (Colossians 1:16).

Jesus is the power of creation. Adrian Rogers says, “That little baby in Matthew 1 is the Mighty God of Genesis 1.”

He is the preserver of creation, the one who holds it all together. By Jesus, all things consist; He’s the one who fuels the sun, who veils the moon with beauty, and keeps the stars on their courses.

He is the purpose of creation; it was all made by Him and for Him, and we are moving toward the day when He is crowned Lord of All.

Finally, Jesus alone reconciles the lost.

“...and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross” (Colossians 1:20).

When we see Jesus’ deity, we can understand the greatness of His death. His deity makes His death meaningful, and His death makes His deity knowable. Jesus stepped down from glory and became like us in order to reconcile us to God the Father. He alone is worthy of our praise.

Apply it to your life

Do you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, who reveals the Father, rules the Universe, and reconciles the lost? Serve Him today and share your faith in Him with others.