January 7, 2024

An Overview of Colossians

Preacher: Stephen Conley Series: Colossians Topic: Book Overviews Scripture: Colossians 1:1–2

Text: Colossians 1:1-2


The Author of Colossians

  • The human author of this book is the Apostle Paul, who also penned 13 letters of the New Testament.
  • Paul was redeemed by God’s grace and became a missionary for the Gospel’s sake.


The Audience of Colossians

  • Paul wrote this letter to the church at Colossae from prison in Rome between A.D. 60-62, before his eventual martyrdom in A.D. 64.
  • Paul was confronting false teaching by pointing the Colossian church to hope in the supremacy and sufficiency of Christ.


 The Aim of Colossians

  • The theology of Colossians centers on Christ’s supremacy and sufficiency as it is worked out within the believer’s life.
  • Paul set out to proclaim Christ so that we may become mature in Christ (Colossians 1:18, 28).

other sermons in this series

Feb 25


A Christlike View of Ministry, Part 1

Preacher: Stephen Conley Scripture: Colossians 1:24–27 Series: Colossians

Feb 11


The Preeminence of Christ, Part 2

Preacher: Stephen Conley Scripture: Colossians 1:19–20 Series: Colossians