As we begin our study in the book of Colossian it is important to get a feel for the culture and times in which this amazing book was written. Pastor Mike gives us an overview of the situation and then reminds us that this letter was written at a time when the church, only about 30 years old, was beginning to slip away from grace and into a mixture of grace and law - a dangerous mistake. Mike also notes that the church today is in the same danger…be on guard! As we will see, Paul addresses this creeping heresy by first exalting Christ; His majesty and supremacy over all things. This is a great starting place for any correction or teaching. If we simply glorify the Lord and help others to get their eyes on things above, suddenly, everything else melts away and takes its proper place.