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Colossians: God in Daily Life Quick Facts: o Paul is not the founder of this church, Epaphras is.

. Epaphras was a new convert (thanks to Paul). He wanted Christianity in his hometown of Colosse. o The church in Colosse was very similar in its actions to the New Age Movement today. They were willing to accept many non-Christian teachings. o Pauls purpose is to make Christ seem more superior in the eyes of the Colossians. Type of Epistle: Prison epistle of Paul. Author: Paul Date: Place of writing: Paul wrote this from a prison in Rome. Recipients: Christians in Colosse. Key Phrase: The Pre-eminence (superiority) of Christ Key verse: 2:9, 10 and 3:1, 2 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. History: o 123 Theological background: o 123 Outline: o 123 How do I apply this? o 123

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