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Commentaries for Colossians Chapter 1

Paul's Greeting

Following the literary conventions of the ancient world, Paul begins his letter to the congregation at Colosse by introducing himself and greeting his readers...
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Paul's Prayer of Thanksgiving

Typically, the second section of Paul's letters expresses his thanksgiving for the spiritual formation of his readers...
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The Foundation of Faith: God's Grace in Christ

By beginning his letter with thanksgiving to God, Paul has encouraged his readers to consider more carefully why they should be thankful as Christians...
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The New Exodus

The outworking of divine grace within the history of the faith community is first of all understood by Paul as God's rescue of sinners from the dominion of the evil one...
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The New Creation

This is one of the most debated passages in the history of New Testament interpretation and requires more care than any in Colossians...
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The New Age

Drawing on a third prophetic typology of salvation from the Old Testament, Paul concludes the confession of faith that provides the theological foundation for his letter...
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Paul's Defense of His Ministry

The central problem we face in studying this passage is to discern its role within the whole composition...
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