In AD 60-61, during Paul’s first imprisonment in Rome, he penned this letter to the Colossian Church after he received a report that they were struggling with a Christological heresy. Epaphras had come to Rome in part to serve Paul during his imprisonment but also to confide in him regarding the dangerous teachings the Colossians were hearing. Paul had not personally visited the Church but sought to develop personal connections with the people he hoped to teach and serve, rather than just asserting his apostolic authority. The Book seeks to teach on the nature of Jesus Christ as both Creator and Redeemer. Paul wrote to them that he might bring his wisdom to bear on this confusion, it was crucial to him that this church knew God in His greatness and glory, rather than the deficient view given them by the false teachers.
“God has given me the responsibility of serving his church by proclaiming his entire Message to you.” – Colossians 1:25
Your right biblical perspective of Jesus Christ will impact every area of your life. Paul taught that believers have died with Christ; signifying that we have died to our sins. We have also been raised with Christ; signifying that we must live well in Him by putting on qualities that are motivated by Christian Love. Jesus is Lord over all therefore the Life of the Christian is a life of submission to Jesus in every aspect of our lives -church, home market and work.