Last night I ended up preaching on the absolute centrality of Christ to everything. God’s whole plan revolves around Jesus and I aimed to make that plain.
To do so, I basically read 90-100 passages of scripture that contain phrases like “in Him”, “through Him”, “in Christ”, “through Christ”, “in Jesus” and “through Jesus”. And I threw in some passages about “overcoming” for good measure, noting that we only overcome in Christ.
Here’s a 10-page PDF of the scripture I shared if you’d like to study it yourself. I did my search across the NIV, NASB, NKJV and NLT, so there’s a mish-mash of translations in there. And I think there’s an occasional duplicate passage that I overlooked.
But… enjoy! Enjoy coming into a deeper understanding of who Christ is and what He’s done for us.
It’s really quite amazing.