Colossians is the chart and compass, which will enable us to sail a straight course between the dangers of viewing Christianity as merely a philosophy and of making it a lifestyle of rigidity. How we need this little yet potent letter! Beset by gnostic heresy and harassed by Greek philosophy, the saints at Colossae were in danger of losing their way. Paul wrote to help them get back on course. In doing so he helps all who take their eyes off Christ. Few Bible books focus such intense attention upon Jesus as Lord and as the ultimate solution to our problem of separation from God. In these chapters, we see Jesus clearly as our all in all.