Christ Is The Answer
To the holy people and faithful brothers and sisters in Christ, may gracious love and peace come to you from God our Father.
You heard about this hope long ago in the true message - the Good news.
It came to you as it is now all over the world, it is producing fruit and increasing its influence, it has been doing the same thing among you ever since you first heard and learned about God's gracious love in the truth.
Be filled with the knowledge of what God wants, with all kinds of wisdom and spiritual understanding.
Live as if you were worthy of the Lord Jesus, please Him in every way, produce the fruit of good deeds, grow in your knowledge of God.
Be strong! Have all the strength of His glorious power, then you will be able to have a part of what holy people will receive.
The holy people are in the light, He rescued us from the power of darknerss and moved us into the kingdom of His dear Son, we have the freedom in Christ - the forgiveness of sins.
Christ is the image of God who cannot be seen, Christ is superior to everything that was made because, in Christ, everything was created: evrything in the heavenly world and everything on earth, things that can be seen and things which cannot be seen - thrones, lord, rulers, and powers, everything was created through Christ and for Christ.
Therefore Christ is before everything and everything holds together in Christ, Christ is the Head of the body, Christ is the source - the first one to rise from death so that He could be first in everything because it pleased God to have totality live in Christ.
God used the blood of the cross of Christ to make peace with everything on earth and everything in the heavenly world.
Christ's physical body has brought you back to God through death of His Son, He wanted you to be holy, spotless, and with out guilt before Him, but you must stay rooted and grounded in the faith, don't be moved away from the Hope of the Good News that you have heard.
Be careful! don't let anyone capture you with philosophy or misleading theories that can fool you, these come from human tradition and worldly standards, not from Christ.
So, continue living in Christ, just as you did when you accepted Christ Jesus as Lord, be rooted and built up in Him, be firm in Faith, as you were taught, overflow with thankfulness.
taken from Colossians