In this letter to the Colossians, Paul clearly teaches that Christ has paid for sin, that Christ has reconciled us to God, and that Christ gives us the pattern and the power to grow spiritually. Because Christ is the exact likeness of God, when we learn what he is like, we see what we need to become. Since Christ is Lord over all creation, we should crown him Lord over our lives. Since Christ is the head of the body, his church, we should nurture of vital connection to him.
Read Colossians as a book for an embattled church in the first century, but read it also for its timeless truths. Gain a fresh appreciation for Christ as the fullness of God and the only source for living the Christian life. Know that he is your leader, head, and power source, and make sure of your connection to him.
Probably written from Rome between 60 and 64 A.D. During Paul’s imprisonment
To Whom Written:
The Church at Colosse, a city in Asia Minor, and all believers everywhere.
To combat errors in the church and to show that believers have everything they need in Christ.
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