from the This Is the New Testament reading plan

Colossians 1:9-23, Colossians 3:1-11, Daniel 7:9-14, Hebrews 1:1-4

BY She Reads Truth

This Is the New Testament is part of a twelve-week thematic overview of the entire Bible. Each day we’ll read a thematic selection from a different book of the Bible, along with supplemental passages that show how the theme of that day’s main reading is found throughout Scripture. We’ll also read a brief summary of each book and a reflection on how the book fits into the larger story of Scripture. This week, we’ll continue reading the Pauline Epistles.

What Is Colossians? Colossians is a letter written by Paul to counter false teaching in the city of Colossae. In it, Paul encourages Jewish and Gentile believers alike toward a proper understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He also discusses the practical implications of salvation: because they have been made new in Jesus, their lives as believers should look different from their old lives. 

How Colossians Fits Into the Story: Colossians provides one of the Bible’s fullest expressions of Jesus’s divine identity. This is most evident in the hymn of praise in Colossians 1:15–23, which presents Jesus as the image of the invisible God, the Creator and sustainer of the universe. He is the head of His body, the Church, and the One through whom forgiveness is possible.

Reflection Questions: 
1. Jesus is both fully God and fully man. How does the hymn of praise in Colossians 1:15–23 encourage you to celebrate this truth? 
2. How does today’s reading shape your understanding of the story of redemption?

Take time to reflect on your responses and share what you are learning with others in the community in the comments.

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65 thoughts on "Colossians"

  1. Jana Knowlton says:

    This is just a beautiful reminder to me that Christ is all knowing from the Godly things to the earthly. He gets our pain and feels our joy. He is perfect.

  2. Briana Bennett says:

    The evil in this world that brings my heart so much despair… one day it will all be made right. We will all stand before a mighty God in judgment. No matter what war rages around us…GOD IS STILL ON THE THRONE.

  3. Katie J says:

    Our lives must look different and be changed when we turn our lives over to Christ our Lord

  4. Victoria E says:


  5. Rhonda J says:

    Love each one of you so much, happy and blessed to see so many people joining in on the comments! Your prayer requests are heard and being lifted up to our Heavenly Father that hears them! I hope we are able to love the unlovable ones as well, those in our communities, the ones that are hard to love, the ones that live by the world, that don’t care about our Jesus, But God… Let me tell you about my Jesus! Have you heard that song? I just love it! Let us tell the world about My Jesus!! Easier said than done! Easy to say in a community of believers!! I pray God will use me to shine his light and let me give my testimony to the ones put in my path! Amen!

    @Victoria! So, so happy for you!! Continued prayers for you precious one!

  6. Jody Lynn says:

    So happy for you and your husband! Wonderful news!! ❤️

  7. Victoria E says:

    Hi Sisters, just an update for all who prayed for me we got excellent news!!! We saw our precious baby and heard the heartbeat even! God is so good! I was put into the same room we were in at the doctors office when we got the devastating news about the miscarriage 3.5 months ago, God really turned the mourning that happened there into dancing (figuratively) today! Praise Him and THANK YOU to all who prayed !

    1. Claire B says:

      Oh, I am so thankful! I came back tonight to see if you had good news♥️

  8. Jennifer Anapol says:

    What stuck out to me was “setting my sights on the things of heaven.” So often I get distracted by the rings of this world. I pray that I would make the kingdom of heaven a priority in my perspective.

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