Colossians 2 (Compiled using various translations)
“For I want you to know how great a struggle I have on your behalf and for those who are at Laodicea, and for all those who have not personally seen my face, that their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God’s mystery, that is, Christ Himself, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. (Colossians 2:1-3 NASB)
Not Another Teen Movie is the epic tale of a rag-tag group of high school cheerleaders trying to win a cheer competition. In the movie a rival cheerleader challenges protagonist cheer-captain, Priscilla, to “bring it on.” Priscilla’s response, “It’s already been broughten!” silences her opponents and spurs her squad on to victory.
Likewise the kingdom of God has already been broughten. God released everything he will ever give you when Jesus went to the cross. By the way, do not see Not Another Teen Movie. It’s terrible.
The Corner of 1st and 1st
Jesus’s death on the cross is the pivotal moment in history for us all. If the cross had a street address it would be the corner of 1st and 1st, the place Cosmo Kramer refers to as “the nexus of the universe.” Everything in history after Adam’s first sin pointed toward the cross. Everything since has looked back to the cross.