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Coffee and Colossians 67 – Dead and Alive!

Colossians 2:13 – Baptism and Circumcision are both symbols of death – and of new life. In what sense are humans dead? And how can we be made alive?

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Coffee and Colossians 66 – Buried and Raised with Christ


  1. The dark bit of human nature is self-evident. But is the potency of supernatural evil or the blackness of the human heart the bigger driver: maybe both?!? Shakespeare’s famous words are possibly of interest: ‘…I would there were no age between ten and three-and-twenty, or that youth would sleep out the rest, for there is nothing in the between but getting wenches with child, wronging the ancientry, stealing, fighting…’ In an odd way, for the believer, it’s reassuring to know how God recognises the odds stacked against us and our dependence on His mercy.

  2. Or could it be that, as gentiles (uncircumcised), the Colossians were outside the people of God? Why try to make words fit a particular reading of what the ‘gospel’ is when there is a more straightforward reading available?

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