Christ is All

by Mike Ratliff

“Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming. In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all.” (Colossians 3:5-11 ESV)

In our last post we looked at the Word, our Lord Jesus Christ, becoming flesh and dwelling amongst us. (John 1) Through our Lord Jesus Christ’s sacrifice as the Lamb of God, becoming the propitiation for our sins, He began the process of growing the Kingdom of God from a mere seed. Scripture tells us that it will grow and grow and eventually replace all that came before. For this to be true we must understand that there are two worlds, the old and the new. Continue reading