In this letter, Paul is addressing a controversy in the church at Colossae. Some are judging others for not agreeing to the same doctrines that they do or practicing their faith in the same way they do. It is a familiar refrain in the 21st century church, too. What is Paul’s advice? Get back to the roots of the faith—Jesus.
What was important to Jesus when it came to belief and practice? What might Jesus say about the issues about which we disagree? How might Jesus have us respond to one another in the midst of our differences?
This week, pray for peace among followers of Jesus.