Introduction to the Book of Colossians
For the past few years, every time I read through the book of Colossians I come away with a deeper appreciation and understanding of Jesus. This letter stirs something inside me. I believe this is because it starts out with a beautiful, magnificent picture of the our Savior. It tells the story of Jesus, How He created everything, how He holds it together, how He was the fullness of God sent to reconciled the entirety of creation back to the Father.
This short book, written by the Apostle Paul to the Church in Colosse reveals important truths for the believer. Paul writes about the mystery of God hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to the Church. This mystery is Christ in you, the hope of glory (vs. 1:27). Paul explains throughout the rest of the letter what this means and how this revelation of Christ in us changes the way live.
Here are the topics that will be covered:
- The Supremacy of Christ
- The riches of the hidden mystery of Christ in You
- Freedom from human regulations
- Freedom from traditions
- Living in the fullness of Christ
- How to live a holy life
- Instructions on prayer
As you can see this letter is an important revelation for the church. Please join me as I start this journey verse by verse through the book of Colossians over the next several months! It will be a wonderful, life changing adventure. God bless you as you seek Him and may the truth of Christ Jesus penetrate your heart changing everything!