In Colossians 1:16-18 the original language gives us a continuous unfolding of how everything in history and eternity is centered around the Living Word, and how enjoyment of Him is the only way we can rightly understand God’s purposes for creation. Verse 18 reveals how Christ is “the head of His church”, and that this group of redeemed humanity represents a foretaste of things to come.
God views all that He does from end back to the beginning
Christ, the Living Word, is central to God's purpose's for beginning, middle and end
1. Creation commenced by the Living Word
3. Creation will conclude because of the Living Word.