May you discover gods character as you read his letter to you. Epistle to the colossians read the bible online bible study tools. It was written to counter and respond to heretical teachings and encourage believers to serve with fervor and passion. Jesus as the allsufficient savior is the object of the believers faith chapters 12. This letter is a glorious reminder of everything christ did for us in conquering sin and death. Colossians was likely penned, as were ephesians, philippians, and philemon, during pauls first imprisonment at rome 1. The epistle to the colossians chapter one objectives in studying this chapter 1 to see the relationship between understanding the grace of god and bearing fruit 2 to examine pauls prayer for the colossians for the keys to successful christian living 3 to appreciate the preeminence of christ in creation and our redemption summary paul. This was about the same time he wrote ephesians and philemon. The epistle of paul to the colossians, or simply colossians, is the twelfth book of the new testament.
Outline of the book of colossians floral heights church. Outline of colossians free bible outlines bible study start. The epistle to the colossians chapter two objectives in studying this chapter 1 to see the relation between understanding the mystery of god and having a strong assurance of our salvation 2 to appreciate how baptism serves as our spiritual circumcision, and that it is a work of god which is performed, not a work of man 3 to understand. The sufficiency of christ is the bottom line answer to all that plagues us in our struggle against sin and the flesh and satan. Colossians and philemon zondervan exegetical commentary on the new testament book 12 kindle edition by pao, david w. Christ is lord over all of creation, including the. Colossians bible study outlinecontents by chapter and verse.
Content is intended to be mostly devotional in nature, although doctrine may slip in. Colossians, expository sermons from the executable outlines series by mark a. I have used it for many grammatical insights and definitions of words. The book of colossians is pauls letter to the christians at colosse. That he was apparently a resident of colossae is supported by the fact that his slave, onesimus, was a colossian colossians 4. Colossians summary we have detailed a brief summary of the book of colossians for bible study or sunday school lessons. Detailed outline of the book of colossians bible blender. Summary of the book of colossians story of the bible. The book of colossians is an important look into the mystery of christ which was hidden for generations and now disclosed to the saints col. The book of colossians, despite being written nearly 2,000 years ago, is stunningly relevant today, with its warnings against following false philosophies, worshiping angels, and becoming mired in legalism. But he often prayed for the christians there colossians 1. This outline of philemon is intended to assist you as you study the bible.
In the 19th century, however, some thought that the heresy refuted in ch. Colossians bible study, detailed outline, by james moriello, firm foundation christian church, woonsocket, ri, 2019 1 colossians bible study, detailed outline by james moriello, firm foundation christian church, woonsocket, ri, 2019 1. All three letters were sent with tychicus and onesimus. We will focus on the main themes that arise throughout the book such as the supremacy of christ, the freedom we experience through the gospel, and how to live a life pleasing to the lord. Book of colossians may 19, 2017 may 16, 2017 by holyone the book of colossians also know as epistle of paul to the colossians, more often than not alluded to just as colossians, is the twelfth book of the new testament. He is the image of the invisible god, the firstborn over all creation. Bible study lesson sheets these are lessons designed for either a class or personal study. Colossians is one of pauls four prison epistles col 4. If philemon and his family were hosts of the church at colosse, then.
This workbook was designed for bible class study, family study, or personal study. Colossians summary from the easyenglish bible easy. Bible study questions on the book of colossians introduction. The key personalities include paul, timothy, tychicus, onesimus, aristarchus, mark, and epaphras. The book of colossians colossae the city of colossae was located in phrygia in asia minor approximately 10 miles southeast of laodicea see map. Colossians core group study guide a study on the book of colossians.
It was written to counter and respond to heretical teachings and encourage believers to. By comparing the epistle to the colossians with that written to philemon, it is reasonable to suppose that the church at colosse met in their home cf. Christ above all the apostle does not directly argue with. If you are looking for a summary or outline or summary of colossians then you have come to the right place. Paul, an apostle of christ jesus through the will of god, and timothy our brother, 1. This outline of colossians is intended to assist you as you investigate the pages of gods holy word his letter to you. Colossians was written from rome during pauls first imprisonment, about 6162 ad. Also, there are many personal references common to philemon and colossians. Every book of the bible outlined in section headings. Outline of colossians jesus as the allsufficient savior is the object of the believers faith chapters 12. The book of colossians encourages a greater devotion to. Colossae was a city that came to prominence under the greeks and was at one time the major city in southwest asia, but by pauls time it had declined in importance, being outstripped in its own region by laodicea 12 miles to the northwest and hierapolis which was miles to the north. Summary of the book of colossians juli camarin september 3, 20 summary. Wisdom, in all its forms, occurs forty times in this epistle.
The submission of the christian to christ and his church chapters 34. It was written, according to the text, by paul the apostle and timothy to the church in colossae, a small phrygian city near laodicea and approximately 100 miles 160 km from ephesus in asia minor scholars have increasingly questioned pauls authorship and attributed the letter to an. Because of jesus resurrection, believers become part of a new humanity thats joined to him, and their lives are. The book of colossians is a series of expository preachingnotes that will give the listener an account of what happens in the book of colossians with commentary on each scripture within the text.
Jesus christ exalted chapter 1 christianity exalted chapters 2 union with christ exalted. Book of colossians outline summary online bible nwt. The book of colossians encourages christians to not compromise or turn from jesus. Baur 1845 and the tubingen school, colossians has found itself outside the pale of undisputed pauline books. From paul, an apostle of jesus christ, by gods will and timothy, the brother. They must grasp who jesus is and what he did for them. The word apostle apostolos a messenger, ambassador a diplomatic officer appointed by. Colossians and philemon zondervan exegetical commentary. The epistle to the colossians was written by paul the apostle and included with his prison epistles. Suddenly the epistle to the little flock in the declining city has become perhaps the most contemporary book in the new testament library. Outline of the book of colossians pauls letter to the. Where appropriate, acknowledgement is given for inspirtation. Studying this book is like taking a course in advanced new testament greek.
In the early church, all who speak on the subject of authorship ascribe it to paul. The apostle paul wrote this letter to christians living in the small city of colossae. Sermons in this series call his name jesus matthew 1. Colossians, which presents him as the architect and sustainer of the universe, as well as the reconciler of all things, both earthly and heavenly, provides the church with the material it may and must use.
Outline of the book of colossians christian library. Belief in jesus results in faith, hope, and love 1. Paul reminded the christians about the importance of jesus. See what its about from the first verse to the last. If the book of ephesians can be labeled the epistle portraying the church of christ, then the focus of colossians must surely be the christ of the church. This summary of the book of colossians provides information about the title, authors, date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the book of colossians.
The numerous parallels of vocabulary and matters discussed in ephesians and colossians link these epistles together. Copeland hundreds of free sermon outlines and bible study materials available for online browsing and downloading. Colossae was a city that came to prominence under the greeks and was at one time the major city in southwest asia, but by pauls time it had declined in importance, being outstripped in its own region by laodicea 12 miles to the northwest and hierapolis which was. The questions contain minimal human commentary, but instead. Colossians executable outline study resources blue letter bible. That colossians is a genuine letter of paul is usually not disputed.728 1234 599 924 305 904 1267 1153 303 1265 591 950 1131 1536 281 373 1292 962 1259 929 697 321 1461 1382 557 550 1357 624 669 357 170 932 1284 1328 1293 201 978 617 1216 1156 1316 934 1411 591 1057 938 613 1312 537