You are Not a JV Christian

Some false teachers were wreaking havoc on the church in Colossae. They were seeking to shake the Colossians’ confidence in Christ and in his work on the cross for them. They essentially said, “Christ is not enough,” or “It’s Jesus plus other things.” To this, the Apostle Paul responds with an emphatic “No!” In Chapter 1, Paul beautifully described who Jesus is. In the beginning of Chapter 2, he described what Jesus’ death accomplished. Now, in the second half of the chapter, he begins to specifically address the legalism the false teachers were seeking to introduce. Legalism was a huge problem in Paul’s day, and it continues to be an issue in ours. In some ways, legalism is the default mo0de of the human heart, and so we constantly have to address it, expose it, and repent of it.