Jesus is exactly like God
Col. 1:1-2 Paul sends greetings from Timothy, who is with Paul in Rome.
Col. 1:3-14 Paul thanks God for the faith of the Colossian believers. Epaphras – a fellow-worker who first brought the Good News to Colossae – has told Paul of the love that the Holy Spirit has given the Colossian believers.
Paul wrote to the Colossian believers from Rome
Col. 1:15-19 Paul describes the pre-eminence of Jesus Christ. “No one can see God, but Jesus Christ is exactly like him. He ranks higher than everything that has been made. Through his power all things were made – things in heaven and on earth, things seen and unseen, all powers, authorities, lords and rulers. All things were made through Christ and for Christ” (Colossians 1:15-16).
Jesus has always existed: “He was there before anything was made” (Colossians 1:17). In him we see God the Father, as “God was pleased for all of himself to live in Christ” (Colossians 1:19)
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