If you're gonna own a vehicle and especially if you plan to do some off-roading in that vehicle, you're going to need a owners manual, access to youtube, and preferable a mechanic friend. Maintenance is key to keep that car running in ship-shop shape. A Church needs similar check ups and a maintenance schedule to keep it in alignment as do we in our faith journey. Colossians is a letter written by Paul and Timothy, seasoned mechanics in the faith, to the Church at Colossae specifying what things to be on the look out for and a kind of maintenance schedule to keep in the faith.
We'll examined the first eight verses and discovered that God is the one who grants hope and from that hope cultivates faith and love for the saints in His people.