Colossians Part VII - So Walk in Him (2:6-7)
Paul, we have seen, is no fool. Through his leadership the Gospel has come to Colosse in the person of Epaphras. The church has been born. But now there are troubles. The Colossians are being tempted to draw away from Christ. And so Paul is taking the time to write to them in an attempt to raise them to maturity. As we have seen, his desire for the Colossians is not simply that they profess faith in Christ – that they come to birth – but that they grow to maturity, that they be presented “perfect” in Christ – holy, blameless, and beyond reproach. So how did he intend to accomplish that?
Stuart Bryan is the pastor of Trinity Church. He and his wife, Paige, have seven children, four homegrown, two adopted from the lovely land of Guatemala, and one adopted from Ukraine. Stuart earned his B.A. in Religion from Whitworth College and his M.A. in Theological and Historical Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida.