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LESSON 2 Living under the Promised King Colossians 1.15-23


After praying for the Colossians, Paul continues his letter by telling the Colossians who Jesus really is. The ancient world was filled with many gods to worship, but Paul raises Jesus above all these gods. Jesus is equal to God, the Great King, himself. Jesus is above every created being. Jesus is the head of the church. More than this, when Jesus died and rose again, he reconciled God, the Father, with sinful humanity. This also brings about the new creation of God’s faithful people.