Beware Of Philosophies and Vain Deceits, Col 2:8-9

In Col 2:8-9, Paul warned us to beware of, that is, to guard ourselves against, men who would spoil us.  When men spoil you, they corrupt you.  Men can spoil you through philosophy and deceit, particularly philosophy and deceit after the tradition of men or the rudiments of the world. ...

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Keep From Being Beguiled, Col 2:1-7

We’re studying the first seven verses of Col 2 today.  In the first verse, Paul wrote, “I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you.”  The great conflict was Paul’s distress for the well being of the saints and faithful brethren in Colosse and Laodicea, Col 1:2,...

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Paul’s Ministry to Gentiles, Col 1:21-29

In Col 1:21-29, Paul principally described his ministry to Gentiles.  He discussed the Gentiles reconciliation in vs. 21-23 and his ministry in vs. 23-29. According to Col 1:21-22, when Gentiles get saved, we are reconciled in the body of Christ’s flesh through death.  Paul wrote to the Ephesians about our...

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Jesus Has The Preeminence, Col 1:15-20

In this lesson, we are studying Col 1:15-20, in which we see that Jesus has the preeminence.  Col 1:18 says, “that in all things he might have the preeminence.”  Jesus’ preeminence is evident in that: He is the image of the invisible God – Col 1:15 – God is a...

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Paul’s Prayer for the Colossians, Col 1:9-14

As with some of his other epistles, Paul told the Colossians, in Col 1:9-12, what he had been praying for them.  See Eph 1:16-19, for example.  Paul’s prayer for the Colossians was that they might: Be filled with the knowledge of his will – Col 1:9 – several verses in...

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The Truth of the Gospel, Col 1:1-8

In Col 1:1-8, Paul mentions in v.5, “the word of the truth of the gospel.”  Today, we are going to study what Paul had to say about the truth of the gospel in this passage.   The truth of the gospel: Comes to you – Col 1:6 – “which is...

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