Passage: Colossians 1:3-14

Speaker: Mitch Kim

Series: Multiplying From Eden

The original command, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth” (Gen 1:28) was intended to express and extend God’s rule to the ends of the earth. After sin entered the world, people multiplied and filled the earth with violence and wickedness (Gen 6:1, 11) instead. Nevertheless, God’s intentions at creation are accomplished through Jesus Christ in the new creation. How does God’s purposes for humanity to multiply and fill the earth with image bearers who express God’s rule get fulfilled now in light of Christ?  Colossians 1:3–14 show that we multiply as the gospel bears fruit in and through us by the power of the Son within us.