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The Book of Colossians

Colossians is one of Paul's Epistles. Epistles are letters Paul wrote to Christians in the early churches.

 

Colossae was located in the present day country of Turkey. The city of Colossae was famous for the beautiful red cloth that was made there. The cloth was called colossinum. An important person in Colossae was Philemon, a man who owned slaves. Bible scholars believe that one of Philemon's slaves, Onesimus, escaped and went to Rome. He then met Paul and became a Christian. Paul then sent Onesimus back to Philemon with a letter that later become the book of Philemon. 
 

The church in Colossae was started by Epaphras.

Paul wrote the letter to Colossae when he was in prison in Rome. When Paul wrote his letter to the church in Colossae, he had never visited there.


 
The area of Colossae
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Paul wrote the letter because of the people in the church at Colossae were starting to have some pagan and Jewish beliefs. Paul wanted to warn them. He also wanted to remind them about the saving power of Jesus.

 

Paul also wrote about becoming new people in Christ.  Christians lose their old ways and become new people.

He also wrote about how members of families should treat each other.



 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 







 










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