Starting April 12, the week after Easter, we will begin a ~10 week trek through the book of Colossians. In the last year, we’ve tackled Ephesians, Philippians, so we figured it’d be a good time to study Paul’s other major prison epistle.
The title of this series will be “Greater.” In Colossians, we are taught that Jesus Himself, the salvation that he gives us and the life he calls us to is greater than and superior to any other gods, any other gospels, or any other lifestyles. And this superiority and greatness of Jesus is NOT merely subjective, dependent upon our feelings or our experiences. This superiority and greatness is objectively rooted in who he is as the “image of the invisible God” (Col. 1:15) in whom “all the fullness of deity dwells bodily” (Col. 2:9).
In Colossians, Paul argues that Jesus is a greater God and following him is a greater life, because it’s the only true life. He’s greater than worldly philosophies (Col. 2:1-15), greater than empty religion (Col. 2:16-23), he gives us a greater identity (Col. 3:1-4), calls us to a greater lifestyle (Col. 3:5-23), and a greater mission (Col. 4:2-6). To anything that life throws at us because of our sinful flesh and our fallen world, Jesus is the greater answer.
Join us this Easter, and then keep joining us for our study of Colossians!