The New Testament is a collection of twenty-seven books. All of the books come from the first followers of Jesus. Some of the books take only a few minutes to read. But before you read the books in the New Testament, it helps to know what each book is about.


When you see a word marked like *this, you will find the word explained in a Word List. You will find the list at the end of this article.



Here are a few words to help you to read the New Testament book of Colossians. Colossians is one of the books that Paul wrote. Paul was a leader in the early *church. He wrote many letters to help encourage the people of God. Paul wrote more letters than any other of the New Testament writers. The New Testament includes thirteen of those letters.


After you read what Colossians is about, you will find some verses to read. These verses will help you understand how Paul wrote and what was important to him.




Some of the Colossians did not understand what to believe. Paul writes this letter to make it clear to them. Paul warns them against wrong beliefs. Colossians tells how faith in Christ is complete. Christ created all things. He did all that was needed to save them. No one can add to what Christ did.


Reading Colossians
Verses to Get You Started


Paul prays for the Colossians.
Colossians 1:3-6

Jesus is far above all things.
Colossians 1:15-20

Jesus forgives all of our *sins.
Colossians 2:13-15

Paul tells how to live a holy life.
Colossians 3:12-17


Word List

Church: A group of people who follow and believe in Jesus Christ. A meeting of those who believe in Jesus Christ.

Sin: Evil deeds. When we do things against God and other people. When we do not obey God’s rules.