During the current Luke and Acts Introduction to Christianity series, pastor Matt will be teaching through Colossians once a month. Matt started in April, last Sunday, covering the first chapter. Interestingly, the underlying original Greek word 'telos' is mentioned in the Bible's New Testament book of Colossians in the first chapter when Paul writes:
Him [Jesus] we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature (telos) in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me. (Colossians 1:28–29 ESV)
Christianity is defined and determined by God, specifically, Jesus the Christ, and when we begin to trust in him, we then continue to follow him throughout our life (i.e. mature). He is the point of our salvation and relationship to him as well as our life on the earth.