Dr Annang

The Letter to the Colossians (5)

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King Jesus the Founder of the Kingdom Col 1:15-17 (Part 1)   Dr A Assumang

Advancing the Kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ in a Disorderly World

Introduction
When I last joined you in the summer, we noted that Col 1:12-14 broaches the theme of the letter. It describes the founding of the kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ, the kingdom that you and I belong to, and are called to advance in this disorderly world. But before Paul proceeds to explain how this advancement occurs, he describes the Founder of this kingdom in Col 1:15-23a. Let me read the whole passage first:

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