Bringing the Text to Life

One Giant Step Colossians 1:15-28

One Giant Step

What humankind saw for the first time 50 years ago gave us a new sense of the cosmos over which Jesus Christ is the head.


Fifty years ago, humans touched down on the moon. It was riveting stuff. Hundreds of millions of people around the world watched live as it happened. Since then, we have asked ourselves, “What does this mean?” Today, Homiletics responds to that question using Scripture as a resource — especially today’s epistle reading from Colossians.



For material based on today’s gospel text, see “Sis-ling Rivalry,” July 21, 2013.


“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

Fifty years ago yesterday — July 20, 1969 — the astronaut Neil Armstrong descended the ladder of the Apollo 11 lunar lander and set foot on the surface of the moon.

His original intent was to say “one small step for a man,” but what came out was “one small step for man.” No matter. For him it was a small step — a short drop, really — from the bottom...

Start your risk free trial to view the entire installment!