One of the major themes of the Book of Colossians is the pre-eminence of Jesus Christ. This theme is applied by the Apostle Paul as an exhortation to fellow Christians at the Church at Colossae. From prison, Paul accomplishes this in his letter to Colossians by drawing clear distinctions between heresies of the day and the Lordship and the deity of Jesus Christ. Just as with the Colossians, the deity of Jesus Christ is regularly challenged by heresies. This class will examine the Book of Colossians in context, as well as apply biblical truth to contemporary false teachings that affect believers today.
hen we becomePaul said, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 2:5). If you were to carry out an audit on the state of your mind, how closely do you think it would match the mind of Christ? Would you instead find that it is cluttered with attributes like anxiety, bitterness, worry, depression, anger, lust, envy, resentment, or jealousy? As believers such attributes cannot be allowed to take hold. In this series we will examine what the Bible has to say about replacing these attributes with a mind like Christ’s. This is a lifelong undertaking but every journey begins with the first step and in the weeks that lie ahead, won’t you take the first steps on this journey with me.