A Body of Truth
A Sermon on Colossians 1:3-7
Thanksgiving and Prayer
We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and increasing—as it also does among you, since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth, just as you learned it from Epaphras our beloved fellow servant. He is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf (ESV)
The character of the Gospel; an ethical and moral appeal that is not Christianity; Christianity is founded on a definite body of doctrine; the revelation is complete; man is guilty before God; the grace of God.