Just over 2000 years ago, a gathering of Christ followers in the town of Colossae were being influenced by the Roman culture around them. Colossae was located approximately 10 miles from the larger city of Laodiceaon the banks of the Lycus River. Colossae was situated on a major trade route between Ephesus and Antioch. Roman culture was rapidly creeping into Colossae. They were devout followers of Christ, yet this cultural influence was pulling them away from their roots. One cannot help but see the similarities between Ancient Colossae and modern-day Laurel. Is our culture pulling us away? Is Christ still preeminent in our lives today?