Colossians Introduction, 1:1 - 1:5
In this study of the book of Colossians, Steve Gregg provides insights into the historical context of the city of Colossae and its relation to the region of Proconsular Asia in the Roman Empire. He discusses the background of Epaphras, a faithful brother in Christ, who played a role in the writing of this letter. Gregg suggests that the letter was written in conjunction with another letter to Philemon, addressing issues such as the imposition of Jewish rituals and teachings of the Colossian heresy. By exploring key terms and concepts in Colossians, he emphasizes the supremacy of Christ over earthly authorities and pagan philosophies.