We are now entering the main body of Paul’s letter to the Colossians. Up to this point Paul had talked about how the Colossians had received Christ and what that meant. Now, as Paul gets into the main section of the letter, the focus shifts to telling the Colossians to continue to live their lives for Jesus, whom they had received. In our passage this week Paul contrasts the gospel tradition handed down from Jesus with “human tradition”, which does not originate from God. We will look at a couple aspects of this gospel tradition and see why the gospel is better than anything the world could offer us.
July 18, 2021 • John Corrigan • Colossians 2:6–10
June 6, 2021 • John Corrigan • Colossians 1:1–18
This Sunday we begin our summer series through the book of Colossians. Paul wrote this letter from prison to believers in Colossae in order to encourage them to keep growing in Christ despite false teachings that were threatening the faith of some in their church. Paul reminded these believers that Jesus is the supreme ruler who is more than worthy of their faith and devotion. All praise, honor, and glory belong to Jesus! As we look at the first 8 verses of this letter, we will see that the gospel works through hope, and it always bears fruit! Join us as we jump into Colossians!