This past Sunday we learned, "that in all things Jesus may have the preeminence." The word preeminence means, "to have first place." How is it that Jesus can claim that right? It is a direct result of His death and resurrection. In Philippians 2:8-11 Paul tells us "And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. "