Colossians (Food For The Journey Series)
Putting Jesus in his place. This was the issue with which the church at Colossae wrestled.There was a plethora of other gods and spiritual beings to worship. The city was rife with syncretism, the belief that you can worship Jesus...
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Putting Jesus in his place. This was the issue with which the church at Colossae wrestled.There was a plethora of other gods and spiritual beings to worship. The city was rife with syncretism, the belief that you can worship Jesus but need to supplement your faith by turning to other powers and authorities. If you got sick or wanted your business to flourish, surely it was expedient to pay allegiance to these other powers and not just Jesus? In Colossae Jesus was eminent. He had status. The fundamental question was: Is he pre-eminent? Jesus was important, just not all-important; adequate but not totally sufficient for every need.Writing from a prison cell in Rome, Paul warns these new believers of the danger of turning to another Jesus. If they failed to heed his warning, their faith would unravel.This letter has much to say to Christians today. It will provide challenge, inspiration and a renewed focus to keep on living for Christ in our generation.
Dr Steve Brady is Principal of Moorlands College near Bournemouth. Steve is also a Trustee of the Keswick Convention, and a regular speaker there. He is Chairman of the Association of Bible College Principals, and has written two excellent study guides on Colossians and GalatiansSteve grew up in Liverpool, He was converted in his teens at a church campaign and went on to study at what is now LST (London School of Theology). He held three pastorates before joining Moorlands. Steve is more than acquainted with the plight of the vulnerable, as his wife, Brenda, has been an MS sufferer for over th
Elizabeth McQuoid earned her Master of Divinity in America and is currently working in a community church in Cardiff, where she co-ordinates the women?'s ministry and is involved in Bible teaching. She lectures at Bible schools and writes for a number of Christian publications.