Colossians 1:15-20 Three contemporary questions: If there is a God what is he/she/it like? Why is our world so full of chaos, conflict and suffering? What can be done to make the world a better place? These few verses provide the answers: God is like Jesus; Jesus holds all things together - remove Him and all things fall apart; reconciliation with God through Jesus leads ultimately to the restoration of creation.
Colossians 1:9-14. With the story of Exodus in the back of his mind, Paul reminds the Colossian Christians that Jesus has won for them a new exodus from the slavery of sin to freedom of life in the Spirit. He prays that they may know the will of God, but perhaps more importantly, that they will know God Himself.