To Whom Our Thanks Belongs, Colossians 1:1-23

Colossians is a letter credited to Paul and written to the church in Colossae, a city Paul never visited full of people Paul did not directly disciple.  The letter is written to encourage believers in their faith and love because of their hope in Christ.  Paul also challenges them to continue to grow in their wisdom and understanding.  Colossians contains some of the most complete and detailed scripture on the person and supremacy of Christ.  Our lives start and end with Christ because He is preeminent.  He is before, behind, and beside all things and holds them together for His glorious purpose.

As we begin, Pastor Jeff reminds us that though Jesus may have never come to Jonesboro, His message is alive and well here.  Christ's sufficiency can be applied to our circumstances and our daily lives.