Contributed on Nov 14, 2016
The Letter of Paul to the Colossians has very strong significance for the issues which face the Church today. This "prison letter" is a letter of hope and clear teaching on the deity of Jesus.
“The Present Fruit of Heavenly Hope” Colossians 1:1-8 Introduction We are going to take some time to examine Paul’s letter to the church at Colossae, known as one of Paul’s Prison Letters (the others being Ephesians, Philippians and ...read more
Contributed on Feb 21, 2017
Paul's deep struggle concerning false teachers and false doctrines is one that continues today. We see some of the characteristics of false religions and cults and how the Church can be guarded against them.
Full Disclosure of the Mystery of God Colossians 2:1-5 We begin Chapter 2 of Paul’s letter ...read more
Contributed on Nov 21, 2016
Paul's prayer for the Church in Colossae is God's desire for the Church today. We are taught the principle of "walking worthy" of the Lord, being empowered by Him, in constant thankfulness.
“Growing Up in Christ” Colossians 1:9-14 We looked at the beginning of Paul’s letter to the Church in Colossae, praising God for their renowned faith, hope and love in the Lord Jesus Christ, even though he never met any of them personally except Epaphras, the church planter ...read more
Contributed on Jan 9, 2017
The Church in Colossae was being attacked with doctrines concerning the worship of angels this message includes what is thought to be an early hymn glorifying Christ as the Creator and Supreme over all creation.
“A Hymn to the Supremacy of Christ” (Part 1) Colossians 1:15-17 It is thought that these verses in Colossians 1 were perhaps sung as an early Christian Hymn. Paul ends with verses 13-14: “He (the Father) has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the ...read more
Contributed on Feb 15, 2017
We examine the second part of a presumed a hymn of the Early Church, glorifying Jesus as preeminent and supreme over Redemption.
“A Hymn to the Supremacy of Christ In Redemption” Colossians 1:18-20 Last week we looked at the first section of this marvelous Hymn to the Supremacy of Christ found in Colossians 1:15-20 and saw that it declares Christ as the Eternal Creator and Sustainer God, who has the highest rank or ...read more
Contributed on Feb 15, 2017
Following the examination of the Early Church Hymn to Christ's Supremacy over Creation and Redemption , Paul explains the persevering character of those who have received saving faith.
“A Reconciling Love and Resulting Character” Colossians 1:21-23 We continue in our study of Colossians. Having studied the hymn of the early Church in Colossians 1:15-20 exalting Christ’s supremacy over all Creation as well as redemption, we continue in verses 21-23: Col. 1:21: “And you, who ...read more