First: The Preeminence of Jesus in Colossians November 2018 In the book of Colossians, the Apostle Paul makes it clear that Jesus is not merely a character in God’s story; he’s the author of that story. He’s before all things. He’s above all things. He’s first in all things. In light of who Jesus is, we are asking one simple but revolutionary question: Is Jesus merely important to you, or is he truly first in your life?