Colossians 1.15-23 lays the foundation for the apostle Paul’s encouragement to the church at Colossae as it seeks to maintain orthodoxy.
The Gnostics were trying to convince the Christians that the Gospel they had been given was insufficient, that Jesus couldn’t have really been God in the flesh.
Paul states clearly that the good news is that Jesus is the image of the invisible God, and that in him all things hold together.
In the message, I note that I was handed a sheet of paper before worship that would relate to my message. It was the concept of the laminin, a foundational protein that at the molecular level literally is what holds us together. I’ve copied a picture of it at right: it really does take the form of a cross! In Jesus, all things truly do hold together.
Learn about the Gnostic heresy, be challenged to accept Christ’s Lordship, and listen to the message here.