Colossians 2:6-23.

Vs. 6-7 sum up all that’s gone before, so a good place to resume our study of Colossians. St. Paul goes on to explore further the theme of ‘dying with Christ’ in order to live for him. The implications are wide – not just for personal, moral conduct as we might assume but also in relation to those who stress the OT Law/ derived customs and beliefs, the “powers and authorities” (v. 15), and the “basic principles of this world” (v.20). Truly knowing Jesus as Lord and living thankfully in him sets us free from the overbearing demands of all these!