Two crises in Colosse send visitors to Paul in prison. First, an old friend brings news that false teachers are belittling Christ, laying down rules, and boasting of secret knowledge beyond the gospel. Then, a runaway slave begs Paul to ask his Christian master for mercy. The letters Paul writes to handle these dilemmas-his words exalting Christ and affirming a truly Christian lifestyle-remain foundational for understanding Christ and His work in us.
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