Colossians 1 Commentary

Please choose a passage:

Colossians 1:1-2

Paul and Timothy set the stage for the book of Colossians by establishing their authority and celebrating their recipients.

Colossians 1:3-8

The unifying power of the gospel brings believers together, from Paul to Colossae to the ends of the earth.

Colossians 1:9-14

Paul expresses his hope for the Colossian church (and all believers) and shows how the acts of Jesus paved the way for those desires to become realities.

Colossians 1:15-20

Paul lays out the far-reaching supremacy of Christ. From beginning to end, in life and death, Jesus is preeminent in all things.

Colossians 1:21-23

Paul describes the cosmic path of reconciliation and encourages the Colossian believers to stay faithful to it.

Colossians 1:24-27

Paul further reflects on his own status as a disciple/apostle of Christ and how that affects his message for the Colossians.

Colossians 1:28-29

Paul describes his reason for writing the letter to the Colossians, revealing his desire for both his life/ministry and all of God’s people.