The Power of the Peace of Christ Ruling Your Heart

In Churches of Christ Colossians 3 is best known for 3:16 where Paul writes, “Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.“ Paul has just spent three chapters […]

Colossians and the Balance Between Inreach and Outreach

Paul spends the first three chapters of Colossians instructing them on a number of things. When you read Colossians one of the things that jumps out is that these people are immersed in a world of competing philosophies. Paul constantly warns them that Christ is sufficient and that the philosophies of this world stand in […]

Baptismal Imagery in Colossians 3:8-12

There are two key words in Colossians 3 that are inextricably connected but quite easy to miss. If you are reading the NIV (which is the version I use the most) you will most likely miss it where they translated a key phrase as “rid yourselves” rather than “put off”. Paul tells them to “take […]