Study through Paul’s impactful epistle of Colossians on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Join us as we grow in our understanding of the importance of being in Christ. See Pastor Keith Allen for more details.
The New Testament book of Colossians is named for the city of Colossae, where the church it was addressed to by the apostle Paul was located. It was also to be read in the neighboring church at Laodicea (4:16) Colossae was a city in Phrygia, in the Roman province of Asia (part of modern Turkey), about 100 miles east of Ephesus in the region of the 7 churches of Rev. (chapters 1-3).
Colossians mentions that the church is the body of Christ (1:18); this doctrine is then further developed in the sister epistle of Ephesians. Colossians stresses Jesus as Head, which Ephesians emphasizes the church as His body.