The Inside Out Kingdom

December 16, 2018 ()


Verse: Colossians 1:1-2:6

The birth of Jesus Christ signaled the advent of a new kingdom. Through his death, the slaves of the kingdom of darkness can now be rescued and transferred into the kingdom of light (Col. 1:13-14). This kingdom of light that belongs to God’s beloved Son is the inside-out kingdom. Jesus comes to live in every believer and brings about the inner transformation of the heart.

How do we experience the reality of an inside-out kingdom?

  1. Believe who you already are.
    • You are a Saint! Col. 1:2; cf. Heb. 10:10
    • You are God’s Child! Col. 1:12-14; cf. John 1:12-13
    • You are God’s Friend! Col. 1:21-22; cf. John 15:14-15
  2. Become who you already are.
    • Continue in your faith! Col. 1:23; cf. Heb. 10:14
    • Continue to live in Him! Col. 2:6; cf. Col. 1:9-12
      • Rooted in Christ
      • Built up in Christ
      • Established in Christ
      • Thankful in Christ