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All God and All Man

         Jesus existed as God in heaven, then put on flesh and lived among us (John 1:1,14)       

         Imagine a sponge represents the deity of Christ and a glass jar represents his humanity. Jesus existed as the eternal Word in eternity past (the sponge). The Word becoming flesh can be illustrated by putting the sponge into the glass jar. He is both God (the sponge) and man (the jar).  Jesus was only-begotten, meaning he had a one-of-a-kind birth.  He was all God, yet he was also all man. (Kent Crockett, The 911 Handbook, Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2003, 219)

Christ in You & You in Christ

A pastor was walking with his son along the beach.  His son questioned his father's sermon from Sunday. "Dad, I can't understand how Christ can live in us and we can live in him at the same time."  The father noticed an empty bottle laying on the beach with a cork in it. He picked up the bottle, put some water in it, stuck the cork back in, and threw it into the ocean. 

As they watched the bottle bob up and down in the ocean, he said, "Son, the sea is in the bottle and the bottle is in the sea. That's a picture of Christ being in you, and you being in Him."

Col. 1:27--"Christ in you, the hope of glory."  Col. 3:3--"For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God."

Cross Reference:

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