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Read Colossians 1:18–20
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. Colossians 1:18

In 1893, the World’s Columbian Exposition was held in Chicago, and more than twenty-one million people visited the exhibits. Among the features was a “World Parliament of Religions,” with representatives of the world’s religions meeting to share their “best points” and perhaps come up with a new religion for the world. Evangelist D. L. Moody saw this as a great opportunity for evangelism. He used churches, rented theaters, and even rented a circus tent to present the gospel of Jesus Christ. His friends wanted Moody to attack the “Parliament of Religions,” but he refused. “I am going to make Jesus Christ so attractive,” he said, “that men will turn to Him.”

The false teachers of Colosse could never give Jesus Christ His rightful place of pre-eminence (Col. 1:18 KJV); for, according to their philosophy, Jesus Christ was only one of the many “emanations” from God. But Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). It has well been said, “If Jesus Christ is not Lord of all, He cannot be Lord at all.”

Something to Ponder
What are some specific things you can do this week to try to make Jesus more attractive to others?

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