Salutations, Col 4:12-18

In Paul’s salutations at the end of his epistle to the Colossians, we find some interesting tidbits in the things he wrote to those he mentioned.  He mentioned: Epaphras, a servant of Christ – Col 4:12-13 – Epaphras is also mentioned in Phm 23 as a fellow prisoner, in Col...

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Fellow Workers, Col 4:7-11

Our lesson covers Col 4:7-11.  In Col 4:11 Paul wrote, “These only are my fellow workers unto the kingdom of God.”  In this lesson we will get a little insight into Paul’s fellow workers. Tychicus – Col 4:7-8 – first mentioned in Acts 20:4 “of Asia, Tychicus and Trophimus.”  He...

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The Word of Christ and Singing, Col 3:16

In Col 3:16, Paul wrote about the word of Christ and singing.  In this verse, he gave us clear instructions on what to do with both of these.  What to do with: The word of Christ – notice that Paul wrote “the word of Christ.”  In the Godhead, Jesus Christ...

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Put On The New Man, Col 3:10-15

When we put off the old man, we are to, simultaneously, put on the new man.  You don’t grow as a Christian by just removing the old man or by only denying yourself.  You must put on the new man.   According to Col 3:10, the new man “is renewed...

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Your Life is Hid With Christ, Col 3:1-4

We are studying Col 3:1-4 today.  Col 3:3 says, “your life is hid with Christ in God.”  As you can see from this text, we are “with Christ in God.”  Since our life is hid with Christ in God, then: We are risen with him – Col 3:1 – When...

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Will Worship, Col 2:18-23

In Col 2:18-23, Paul warns against will worship.  He warned us against being spoiled by philosophy and vain deceit in Col 2:8, against being judged by the law in Col 2:16, and against being beguiled by will worship in Col 2:18-23.  Will worship is the worship of your own self-will. ...

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Complete in Him, Col 2:10-17

Our Sunday school lesson today is from Col 2:10-17.  In Col 2:10, Paul wrote, “ye are complete in him.”  The implications of this truth are covered in the rest of the passage that we’re studying.  Complete here has the meaning of perfect, having no deficiency.  Because we are in Christ,...

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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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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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