Key Text: Colossians 1:1-2
We can take a serious clue to the direction of this book by Paul’s customary introduction. The remainder of Paul’s letter addresses the confidence that we can have, that both grace and peace come only from God and are poured out on us through Christ.
This book will present Jesus as more than sufficient to overcome all, even our sin—that we are at the mercy of a powerful God, but that rather then tremble in fear, seeking a way to placate an angry God, instead we can be confident that God’s mercy toward us is poured out as grace in Jesus Christ the victor.
This confidence in the grace of God brings peace. Though we search for it in a thousand places in a thousand ways, peace can only ever be truly found in a relationship with the victorious Jesus and the grace he brings.