We heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of your love for all the saints.
What are you
If your friends and family were asked what you are known for, what would they say? Among their lists, would they include your faith in Jesus and love for others? That’s how the Colossian believers were known.
What a compliment! Paul opens his letter to them with thankful recognition for the way they honored Christ in their everyday lives. He noted that their faith and love spring up from the hope they have in Jesus Christ. Their understanding of God’s love
and grace compelled them to live their faith out loud and love others well. Today, let’s do the same!
Over the past two months, we’ve looked at Paul’s letters to the Ephesians and Philippians. This month, our
focus will be in his letter to the Colossians. This is another one of Paul’s “prison letters.” It is dated during Paul’s first imprisonment in Rome in A.D. 60. At that time, there was a lot of empty human philosophy being taught.
Sound familiar? Paul’s goal was to exalt Christ as the very image of God, being one who contained all the fullness of God and was completely adequate in all ways and for all things. As Christ-followers, it is imperative that we proclaim the all-sufficiency
of Jesus Christ and His relevance in our culture. He is our answer for everything.
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