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Colossians 1 Commentary

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Colossians 1:1-2 meaning

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

Colossians 1:3-8 meaning

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

Colossians 1:9-14 meaning

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 meaning

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 meaning

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

Colossians 1:24-27 meaning

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 meaning

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.