The Church: The Body of Christ

Theme.- The Church the body of Jesus Christ
Subject.- Jesus, the head of the Church

“He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything”(Colossians 1:18).
It is completely impossible to have a headless body. It would be very apparent if this were to happen and would produce fear among those who make that discovery. We could even venture to call it a monster. The head plays such an important role in the body that it’s inconceivable to have a headless body because it simply could not work in its absence.

So, any institution that wants to achieve good results always has a thinking mind. One can take, for instance, the director of any conventional school, or the director of a banking institution.
It is the same for the Church of Jesus Christ; if she wishes to impact the world and fulfill her mission in due form, she must be guided by her Head: Jesus Christ.

Now how can we understand and fully grasp this theme?
We will take a look at the Bible in order to try and shed some light on this.

Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church (Colossians 1:18a; Ephesians 4:15; Ephesians 5:23).
The Church of Jesus Christ is the largest of all earthly institutions. It is led by men chosen from God. However, it is Jesus Christ himself who is the central dean of his institution and therefore He has the preeminence over the cohesion of the crucial functions of His Church which is His body. In this passage mentioned above, Paul[1]—probably the greatest theologian of Christianity—by analogy, defines the Church so very intentionally. As we already know, the brain is placed in the head and it supplies together with the spinal cord immense functions in the body. According to the physiological perception of the Greek doctors [Hippocrates, Galen]: “The head, the brain specifically, is the center from which the nerve impulse comes and it is she who is the agent of the growth of the body.” Paul wanted to confirm that it is Jesus Christ who makes His Church grow. In his statement to Peter, Jesus Christ confirmed it where He laid the foundation of His Church, following a revelation from God to Peter (see Matthew 16:18).

Jesus Christ has the preeminence (Colossians 1:18b)
Jesus Christ, by his birth, fulfilled the promise of the seed of the woman that God made in Genesis 3:15. But in the Gospel according to John, we see that his preexistence is eternal (John 1: 1-2, 8:58) and that He is even before the foundation of the world. Moreover, He actively participated in the creation and was “The Word” that brought everything into existence (see John 1:1-3; Genesis 1:1-3).
In the fourth verse of chapter one, John describes Jesus Christ as “The Light” whose purpose is to shine in the darkness of this world (see John 1:4-5). But the world has not received it. He suffered rejection, scorn, humiliation, and was even put to death according to God’s plan (see Isaiah 53:3-5) who raised him from the dead and made him sit down. his right in the heavenly places, above all authority, all power, all dignity, and given him as the supreme ruler to the Church (see Ephesians 1:20-22). So Jesus Christ has all the qualifications to be in the forefront and to have the commands of the Church.

Jesus Christ is the hope of the glory of his Church (Colossians 1:27)
In Genesis chapter 2 verses 16 and 17, God ordered Adam not to eat the tree of knowledge of good and evil, accompanied by his sentence in the opposite case (see Genesis 2:16-17). But unfortunately, his wife was thrown by the old serpent and entangled her from disobeying the order of the Lord. And since then, sin has entered the world that has contaminated the entire human race by causing physical death and spiritual death. But God who wanted to make known to us his glorious wealth gave us life in Jesus Christ; and made a plan of redemption for humanity (see Genesis 3:15). He redeemed man from the curse of disobedience and justified him in Jesus Christ (see Romans 3:23-24; 1 John 2:2; 1 John 4:9-10; 1 Timothy 2:5-6).
God put everything under his feet, and he gave as Supreme Head to the Church (Ephesians 1:22). Jesus Christ is the supreme leader and head of the Church.

Are you left to be led by the supreme head of the Church? If so, it’s great. If not, it is more than urgent to submit to Jesus Christ.

If you have the opportunity to read this publication without yet receiving Jesus Christ in your life, I urge you to do it immediately because, after death, it will be completely impossible to do so.
“Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts” (see Hebrews 3:15; Psalm 95:8).


[1] – Apostle of the Gentiles (Galatians 2:8). His Hebrew name is Saul, studying at the foot of Gamaliel, a member of the Sanhedrin.

[Version Française: L’Église: Le Corps de Jésus-Christ]
[Vèsyon Kreyòl: Legliz: Kò Jezi Kris]