Dr. Peter Nafzger, Associate Professor of Practical Theology and Director of Student Life at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and Theological Advisor for the LCMS Youth Gathering, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the theme of the LCMS Youth Gathering “In All Things,” what students will be studying in the Bible studies at the Gathering, and some of the amazing key themes in the text from Colossians 1:15-20. Learn more about the Gathering and this year’s theme at lcmsgathering.com/about.
The Preeminence of Christ
15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by[a] 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.
- Colossians 1:16 That is, by means of; or in
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. esv.org
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