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Colossians (2013)


Paul wrote the letter to the Colossians  while he was in jail. Apparently he was encouraged to do so by Epaphras who had come to visit and encourage him. The letter lays out the very nature of the Christ — and what we should do about it.

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Colossians 1:1-15 Saints and Faithful Brethren - Greetings and prayers for the Colossians, people who live at the meeting of Eastern mysticism and Western philosophy.
Colossians 1:15-29 Icon –The nature of Christ who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.
Colossians 2:1-12 Fullness of Christ —A study in how to pray for others — especially others that you don't know very well.
Colossians 2:13-3:4 Set Your Mind —Paul describes how we were dead in our sins but made alive through Christ.
Colossians 3:5-14 The New Man - The changes — positive and negative – which come about when a person becomes a true Christian.
Colossians 3:15-4:1 Submission - We can do all things in the name of the Lord Jesus — including submission.
Colossians 4:2-18 Personal Notes - Paul ends his letter to the Colossians with some personal notes and advice.
These lessons were delivered in 2013.  An earlier version of this study may be found here.