Dr. Dan Hayden • 

So—when it comes to worship, should we concentrate on the Father, on the Son, or on the Spirit? Well, according to the Bible, the Father wants you to concentrate on the Son.

In Colossians 1:19, when speaking of Jesus, it says, “For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him.”

There’s a lot of talk about the fullness these days. Do you have the fullness of the Spirit? Do you have the full Gospel? Well, this text says that “all the fullness” dwells in Jesus. Later, in Colossians 2:10, Paul will say, “and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.”

This word “fullness” is a word that means “that which is full of something; the state of being full; to be full or complete.” Then, to stress the point even more, the little word “all” is added. “All fullness.” Now that’s as full as it can get. You don’t get any fuller than “all fullness.”


The other day, the shut-off switch on my dehumidifier malfunctioned. Usually it will shut off when the water container is full. Then I see the orange indicator light, and empty the container. This time however, it didn’t shut off, and by the time I discovered it, the container was overflowing at the brim. That wasn’t just fullness—it was “all fullness”.

Now, this text is saying that Jesus Christ should be given the preeminence—the first place—in our Christian experience and worship, because all the fullness is in Him; and that’s what pleases the Father.

Say—the fullness of the Gospel is not in the Spirit—it’s in the Son. God said so!