Behind the Music - Center

Paul writes in his letter to the Colossians a passage that I find myself coming back to time and time again. I return to this particular passage because it is a beautiful reminder of Christ's Supremacy. Christ is the Creator and Sustainer of everything. That is correct, everything. Every breath you take is given to you by Jesus. Every sip of the beverage of your choice--created and sustained by Jesus. Every tasty morsel of food created is given by Jesus. Today, you are alive and upright only because God, through the person of Jesus, decides that you will spend your day upright and alive. The application from this reality is that every single moment and all material goodness is a gift from the person of Jesus. We are merely recipients of his good and gracious creation. 

This Sunday we are singing a song that incorporates many of the truths found in Colossians 1. Below I have laid the texts side by side so that you can look for the correlation. Enjoy the study.

Colossians 1:15-20

The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

Center by Charlie Hall

Oh Christ be the center of our lives
Be the place we fix our eyes
Be the center of our lives

And You're the center of the universe
Ev'rything was made in You Jesus
Breath of ev'ry living thing
Ev'ryone was made for You

You hold ev'rything together
You hold ev'rything together

We lift our eyes to heaven
And we wrap our lives around Your life
We lift our eyes to heaven to You (yeah)


Set List

  • Listen to our April 26, 2015 setlist this here.