When the Apostle Paul wrote this letter to the Colossian church there were two dominant emotions involved: gratitude and concern. He wrote this letter as an encouragement to relatively new believers. Unlike the church in Corinth, the church in Colossae seemed to be doing pretty well. They received the truth, listened to the truth, and were obeying the truth. Paul encourages them to continue in the truth they have received – he’s grateful for this. But he also warns them about harmful non-Christian religious influences – this is his concern.
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