“brought back fertile crops to the fields” and “wiped away our sins and revived the ancient virtues”
Jesus is The God of Creation
“The universe owes its continuing coherence to Christ…. What holds the universe together is not an idea or a virtue, but a person: the resurrected Christ. Without him, electrons would not continue to circle nuclei, gravity would cease to work, the planets would not stay in their orbits.”
– Douglas Moo
Jesus is The Lord of the Church
“The New Testament writers speak as if Christ’s achievement in rising from the dead was the first event of its kind in the whole history of the universe. He is the ‘first fruits’, the ‘pioneer of life’. He has forced open a door that has been locked since the death of the first man. He has met, fought, and beaten the King of Death. Everything is different because He has done so. This is the beginning of the New Creation: a new chapter in cosmic history has been opened.”
– C. S. Lewis
“no single piece of our mental world is to be hermetically sealed off from the rest, and there is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry: ‘Mine!’”
– Abraham Kuyper
Jesus is The Savior of Sinners
Jesus is first, and in all.
____________ is first, and in all.