EPHESIANS 1:21-23

“Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come. God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church. And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with himself.”
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Ephesians‬ ‭1:21-23‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Paul makes bold claims. There might not be a truer statement about a biblical figure. This particular claim is not only bold, but it is offensive. It, by nature, offends our sensibilities and our pride. We want to be the best ones of the best ones. We want to live as sovereign lords of our own kingdoms. We want to claim complete independence. At first, in Eden, we wanted it because we we believed ourselves entitled to be like God. Post Eden, humanity still struggles to maintain that facade by constantly craving their worship through accolades, notoriety or vanity. But they will never be able to keep it, even when it is given to them. Worship belongs to God alone. He is holy. He is completely set apart in all things great and small. He is the only one worthy and capable of sustaining the pressure of the infiniteness needed to be a god of anything. Yet so many Christians try to relegate him to salvation or heaven alone. Christ must be Lord in all things, to be Lord in anything. Speak boldly of this truth and all his blessings will be added unto you. Try and steal his sovereignty and those blessings will turn to flies overnight.

Published by Josh McGary

MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary

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