[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_wp_text text=”Paul’s letter to the Colossian church was written to help those Christians understand that everything we do or say or think or believe centers on, in, and around Jesus Christ. By all accounts, the Colossians had forgotten this and were fusing their tender thoughts concerning Jesus with some weird religious and philosophical juju they got off late-night television (or the first-century equivalent). Paul writes with fatherly concern and – as in all his letters – he begins by addressing their intellectual and theological concerns. Then he spends the rest of his letter on the practical outworkings of their faith. He starts with our thoughts and ends by guiding our lives, establishing a proper theological understanding of the supremacy of Christ and showing us what it means to keep Jesus first in real life.”][/vc_column][/vc_row]