Christ came to rescue us from the darkness [John 8:12; Colossians 1:13] and to reveal God to us. We have enlisted hundreds of friends -- biblical scholars, theologians, homileticians and pastors dedicated to the craft of biblical preaching -- to provide you timely, compelling and trustworthy content. Paul had not visited Colossae, but had received reports from Epaphras, the missionary who most likely Therefore,… This doctrine Paul strikes at in Colossians 1:16; Colossians 2:10; here, and Colossians 2:18. The third in a four-part series on Colossians, this text addresses a controversy among the Colossians. Colossians 2:6-15 6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him,7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. We do not know exactly to what Paul was responding in this letter, but it seems that some false teachers were causing problems in the church. Re-thinking, re-imagining, and even re-casting our ideas about who God is, apparently, nothing new. As Cardinal Glick (George Carlin) put it, “Christ didn’t come to Earth to give us the willies… He came to help us out. And it is with that take on our Lord in mind that we’ve come … Continue reading "Commentary on Colossians 2:6-15 [16-19]" Working Preacher is a ministry brought to you by Luther Seminary. Alive in Christ Scripture Text: Colossians 2:6-15 Alive in Christ (Audio) Alive in Christ (PDF) Introduction Today, we are continuing our look at Paul’s letter to the Colossians. Biblical Commentary (Bible Study) Colossians 2:6-19 THE CONTEXT: The Apostle Paul and his coworker Timothy wrote this letter to the church at Colossae (v. 1), a small city in Asia Minor (modern Turkey). He attended Wesley College, Sheffield (1851-56), and took up mining engineering, but afterward studied theology at the Wesleyan College, Richmond (1862-64). Colossians 2 Commentary; Colossians 3 Commentary; Colossians 4 Commentary; JOSEPH A BEET COLOSSIANS COMMENTARY. He was a booster. Joseph Agar Beet was an English Wesleyan, born at Sheffield on Sept. 27, 1840. God put off from himself, when the bond of the law was rendered void in Christ's crucifixion, that ministry of angels which waited on the giving of the law, revealing Christ as the sole mediator, the head of every principality and power (Colossians 2:10). Colossians 2:6 - Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, - Verse-by-Verse Commentary The Working Preacher team believes that God uses good biblical preaching to change lives. Some are judging others for not following certain dogmatic ideas and self-abasing practices.