"And He (Christ) is the head of the body, the Church; who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things, He might have the preeminence" (Col 1:18). So what is meant by preeminence? Strong's Greek dictionary says the Greek word for preeminence means "to be first (in rank or influence)." We as Christians certainly would agree that Christ needs to be first and foremost in our lives. Since Christ "is the head of the body, The church," He has perfect right to that place of honor. Is Christ first in our lives?