Without a solid foundation, no building will stand. The same is true of the Christian life. All of the progress we make in our walk with God must rest on what is foundational: the person and work of Jesus Christ. Through our union with Christ we are made alive to God, freed from slavery to sin and worldliness, and empowered to live according to the pattern God has established for us.
In volume two of this series, Alistair Begg unpacks the theological center of Paul’s epistle to the Colossians. Since the church’s inception, false teachers have urged on us a religion of human achievement, or legalism, and of asceticism. But only as we come to grasp the salvation we have received by grace through faith in Jesus Christ will we be able to walk in the life and freedom God intends for us. In Christ we may experience not just outward obedience but internal spiritual transformation.