An analysis of the teachings about Christ in Colossians

This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series Colossians

  I. The Nature of Christ. 1. God is the father of Christ; Col. 1:3. 2. Christ is God’s beloved Son. 1:13. 3. Christ is the image of the invisible God; Col. 1:15. 4. Christ is the firstborn of all Read More …

Notes on the Study of Colossians; Pt. 1

This entry is part 2 of 10 in the series Colossians

A. IMPORTANCE OF THE EPISTLE TO THE COLOSSIANS Colossians is the most Christ-centered epistle in the New Testament. Colossians enables us to see clearly what it means to be in Christ. No other book is so concerned with the exaltation Read More …

Notes on the Study of Colossians; Pt. 2

This entry is part 3 of 10 in the series Colossians

E. THE COLOSSIAN HERESY The Colossian heresy was apparently a mixture of Jewish, Greek, and pagan ideas. We really know nothing about it, except from the implications in the epistle itself. We suppose that the ideas and practices criticized by Read More …

Notes on the Study of Colossians; Pt. 3

This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series Colossians

G. RELATIONSHIP OF COLOSSIANS TO EPHESIANS 1. Colossians and Ephesians contain many phrases, sentences, and expressions that are much alike. 2. The fact that there is so much similarity between the two books could be accounted for by one of Read More …

Notes on the Study of Colossians; Pt. 4

This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series Colossians

I. OUTLINE OF COLOSSIANS Introductory; Col. 1:1-13. 1. Author-recipients-greeting; Col. 1:1-2. 2. Thanksgiving; Col. 1:3-8. 3. Prayer; Col. 1:9-13. I. CHRIST—His supremacy and work; Col. 1:15-23. II. CHRIST—The goal of Paul’s ministry; Col. 1:24-29; Col. 2:1-5. III. CHRIST—The antidote for Read More …

Colossians (a side note)

This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series Colossians

As I was studying for this series, I ran across the following section from Maclaren’s commentary that I thought most interesting so I will include it here.  I had not considered this previously but it does make a lot of sense.  And Read More …

Colossians 1:1-2

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Colossians

Outline of 1:1–13 A. Introductory; Col. 1:1-13 1. Author; Col. 1:1. Recipients; Col. 1:2 a. Greetings; Col. 1:2 b. 2. Prayer of thanks; Col. 1:3-8 a. When we give thanks—always; Col. 1:3 b. Why we give thanks; Col. 1:4-8 (1) Read More …