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Colossians 2:6-15

Big Idea: If you are a Christian… live like it! (Colossians 2:6)

3 characteristics of a life in Christ:

  1. Rooted in Jesus (Colossians 2:7a)
  2. Committed to Orthodoxy (Colossians 2:7b)
  3. Saturated with Thanksgiving (Colossians 2:7c)
    • cf. Acts 17:25; Philippians 4:6


Book of Colossians:

  • Written by the Apostle Paul from prison
  • Purpose was to deal with the Colossian heresy
    • It is difficult to identify the heretical teaching. It most likely had its origin in Gnosticism and possibly some form of Judaism.
    • Characterized by:
      • severe asceticism
      • strict dualism
      • adherence to food laws and rituals