Just as in Colossae in the 1st century AD so to today it is so easy to be taken captive by "hollow philosophies". Now, as then, freedom from such deception is found in Christ, who brings us a "fullness" that no other worldview can provide. And that is why Christianity makes sense.
We are reminded in this parable that as God forgives us, we as Christians should forgive others. Forgiveness must be genuine and modelled on the way that God has forgiven us. (Please note, bible study questions relating to the sermon can be accessed by clicking on the paperclip icon, found on the right).