Monday, February 15, 2016

Colossians, Day 1 Readings

Jesus Christ Represents the Fullness of God      

Today's reading is the beginning of the letter to the church in Colossae.  It offers a brief unifying vision of theology through Jesus Christ.  After celebrating the faith and hope of redemption for these specific Christians, the purpose of the letter shifts to appreciating how Jesus represents the perfect completion of God's creation.

God's intentions for the holy order of the universe are revealed through the example of Jesus (both in his teaching and through his death and resurrection).  Through faith and their participation in the church, Christians have the opportunity to take part in this holy way of life.  In short, this is the promise of the gospel.

Read Colossians 1:1-2:7  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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Reading the Bible in Its Entirety

If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read Colossians 1:1-2:7 today.