Christ Must be Preeminent
The Lord Jesus Christ must have the preeminence in all things (Colossians 1:18). There is no greater truth than this. He must be the first and last and the all in all. This must not only be true in theory but in practice. He must be the most important in the life of the believer, in the church and in our preaching.
I do not hear anyone denying this truth for indeed, to deny it would be the worst form of heresy. Preachers say it all the time, churches print it in their statements of faith and believers will confess it. But that is as far as it goes. Preachers will preach anything but Christ. A brief analysis of a preacher’s topics will show that many will speak on politics more than on Jesus!
Churches revolve around the pastor, the worship, the coffee and the people more than around Jesus. Believers spend more time on social media than in prayer and more time watching TV than studying the Scriptures. He is not their first thought in the morning and the last thought at night and gets little time in between.
It is time to do an audit of your life, your church and your leaders. What do you spend time, money and devotion on? Is it Jesus? If not then it is time to repent and to give Him the place to which He is entitled.
“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain To receive power and riches and wisdom, And strength and honor and glory and blessing!” And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying: “Blessing and honor and glory and power Be to Him who sits on the throne, And to the Lamb, forever and ever!” (Revelation 5:12-13)