Colossians: Jesus, The Firstborn

In Colossians Paul calls Jesus God's Firstborn. What does that mean? Why could that be a threat to folks? Why is that actually a great blessing, especially to modern humankind today?

Genesis 48:8-22
Psalm 89:19-37
Colossians 1:13-19,2:9
John 1:1-3
Deuteronomy 21:15-17
Acts 2:36,5:30-31,7:56,17:30-31

Sermon discussion topics for parents to use with their children:

  • What does it mean that Jesus is the Firstborn of God?

  • What does it not mean?

  • Why is the fact that Jesus is firstborn a threat to people?

  • Why is this fact a blessing to people... especially to modern man today?