Colossians 3 Bible Study, Summary and Discussion Questions.
Colossians 3:12-21 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: THE BROADER CONTEXT has Paul warning Colossian Christians: “Be careful that you don’t let anyone rob you through his philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the elements of the world, and not after Christ” (2:8). Colossian Christians are feeling pressure to observe such Jewish rites as circumcision, food laws, and feast days.
Colossians 2:16-23 New International Version (NIV) Freedom From Human Rules. 16 Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. 17 These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ. 18 Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of.
Colossians 1-4 New International Version (NIV). 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, 2 To God’s holy people in Colossae, the faithful brothers and sisters () in Christ: Grace and peace to you from God our Father. (Thanksgiving and Prayer. 3 We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, 4 because we have heard of.
His work of creation underlies the act of creativity and production in the universe (John 1:1-3). His work of redemption can occur in every workplace through justice, healing, reconciliation, compassion, kindness, humility and patience (Colossians 3:12). Christ’s redemptive work is not limited to evangelism, but encompasses everything necessary to make the world what God always intended it.
For the sake of this essay, we will keep our focus on the healing story proper, but the preacher will want to explore the wider context as a way of recognizing the importance Luke places on the story for the advancement of his theological and narrative agenda. The healing story follows the typical form of healing stories in the gospels: the ill person and the healer meet (Acts 3:1-3.
Colossians 3:1-4: Heavenly Things the True Object of Christian Contemplation: T. Croskery: Colossians 3:2, 3: Pulpit Commentary Homiletics. Heavenly Things The True Object Of Christian Contemplation. Colossians 3:2, 3. T. Croskery. Set your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are upon the earth; for ye died, and your life is hid with Christ in God. We must not only.
The book of Colossians is a Prison Epistle (letter written while in prison). Paul wrote it circa 60-62 A.D. The key personalities include Paul, Timothy, Tychicus, Onesimus, Aristarchus, Mark, and Epaphras. It was written to counter and respond to heretical teachings and encourage believers to serve with fervor and passion. The basic problem was a Judaic-Gnostic heresy that sought to mix Greek.