Colossians 1:9-14 In just a few verses (vs. 15 to be precise), Paul will turn his attention to some of the most soaring doctrinal truths in the NT about Jesus Christ. Yet before he does, he wishes to put these doctrines in context. Biblical, Christian doctrine is doctrine that changes our minds, our hearts, and ultimately our lives. So for these verses (vs. 9-14), Paul introduces the concept that the Christian lives his life quite differently from the rest of the world. In vs. 15ff, he will explain very thoroughly why that is the case.