I’m saying it again! Congratulations on completing another book in the New Testament! If you’re following along with the podcast, you’re finishing Colossians today. What did you think of it? It was a heart-felt letter, wasn’t it? I mean, Paul made some very serious points and passionately described Christ’s honored position. But it was full of love for the Colossians too.
Did you see the similarities between this book and the book of Ephesians? And how about those false teachers who were scaring the Colossians with the claim that a person had to have some secret knowledge in order to attain salvation? Boy, I’m sure glad that’s not true!
It’s All About Jesus
What was it that Paul said it in chapter 2; verses 9&10? For the entire fullness of God’s nature dwells bodily in Christ, and you have been filled by him, who is the head over every ruler and authority. And 1:15-20 seems to say all we need to know:
He is the image of the invisible God,
the firstborn over all creation.
For everything was created by him,
in heaven and on earth,
the visible and the invisible,
whether thrones or dominions
or rulers or authorities —
all things have been created through him and for him.
He is before all things,
and by him all things hold together.
He is also the head of the body, the church;
he is the beginning,
the firstborn from the dead,
so that he might come to have
first place in everything.
For God was pleased to have
all his fullness dwell in him,
and through him to reconcile
everything to himself,
whether things on earth or things in heaven,
by making peace
through his blood, shed on the cross.