Galatians 2:11-14

Paul ends the autobiographical section of the letter and the defense of his ministry with a story about confronting Peter.  The purpose of telling the Galatians about this event is to demonstrate again the freedom that is theirs in the gospel and also to demonstrate for a final time his independence from and equality with […]

Colossians 4:7-18

Paul ends the letter by sending greetings from those who are with him and giving instructions regarding the distribution of the epistle.  These verses do not contain doctrine per se, but by discussing people in the ministry they provide both encouragement about life in Christ and a sobering reminder of the fallibility of man. 7-9 […]

Colossians 3:12-17

Paul mentioned the new self in verse 10 and said it was being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him.  He also said that Christ is all and in all.  In light of those truths, he now explains what the new self looks like.  If our identity […]

Colossians 3:5-11

Since we have been raised with Christ and now seek the things above, where Christ is, we no longer seek the things of this world.  This results in holiness – it can do nothing else.  Death, burial, resurrection and living in union with Someone else change us.  They have a drastic effect on sexual purity […]