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He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church.It sometimes seems simplistic, but followers of Jesus really are all about Him. There is nothing greater, more complex, or further to learn than Christ. In other writings, when Paul speaks about people being babes in their understanding and that they cannot handle “deeper” more substantial teaching, he is not implying that there is more to learn beyond the Gospel. The Gospel itself is the deep teaching. One could spend their entire life meditating on the person and work of Christ and not exhaust the topic.
He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ So the servants said to him, ‘Then do you want us to go and gather them?’ But he said, ‘No, lest in gathering the weeds you root up the wheat along with them.
(Matthew 13:28-29 ESV)
“…asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy,”In writing this letter, Paul is speaking to congregations of people he had never met. However, we have already seen that he tells them the same sort of things he told communities everywhere he went. Here, his correspondence is prompted by reports that the believers in Colossae were being exposed to false teaching—something that was and is an ever present danger for churches everywhere. So in this circumstance Paul gives some advice that is universally applicable as well.
(Colossians 1:9b-11 ESV)
 We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,  since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints,  because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel,
(Colossians 1:3-5 ESV)