Colossians 1:1-8 :: Grace and Peace, Faith, Love, and Hope
St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Montgomery, IL :: January 11, 2015 :: Colossians 1:1-8
Today we began a study of Paul's letter to the Colossians, focusing on the first 8 verses. Paul starts all of his letters with a nod to our deepest need and our deepest yearning - the Grace of God that leads to the peace we all long for. As he begins this letter to the baptized saints in Colossae, Paul thanks God for the evidence of the hope they share - the kind of resolute and certain hope that bolsters faith and undergirds life-changing love for one another.