Colossians 4

Colossians 4: The Outsiders In closing his letter to the church at Colossae, Paul‘s instruction are for all Christians in verses 2-6. When man was created, he was given the gift of speech. In the book of James, James spends 12 verses discussing the power of the tongue, speech. He provides three sets of descriptions … Read more

Colossians 3B

Colossians 3B: My Heart- His Home. Paul has told us to put to death those things which were part of our old nature, in which we once used to walk when we lived in our old nature. He listed some of those sins we used to yield to in our old nature: sexual immorality, impurity, … Read more

Colossians 3

Colossians 3: Our All in All I found it interesting when looking at three different versions of the Bible the different sub-headings for this chapter: Rules for Holy Living (NIV); Remember Your Goal (KJV); Not Carnality But Christ (NKJV). I saw that I could combine them in this manner: In following the rules for Holy … Read more

Colossians 2B

Colossians 2B: My Chains Are Gone! Beware- says the KJV in verse 8- a warning to be on guard. “See to it—NIV says,” that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human traditions and the basic principles of the world, rather than on Christ.” Did you notice how this … Read more

Colossians 2

Colossians 2: Rooted, Built Up, Taught and Overflowing Much of what Paul’s ministry consisted of was: witnessing wherever he found himself; preaching the Gospel, making disciples. He also was busy corresponding with those whom God had brought him in contact with through his letters. But perhaps what was the key to Paul’s ministry and that … Read more

Colossians 1B

Colossians 1 B: What We Believe Paul is dealing with false teaching in the early church in Colossae. This heresy involved: worship of angels, food taboos, and observance of feasts, new moons, circumcision and special knowledge. The movement which plagued the early church and still does today was influenced by a group known as Gnostics. … Read more

Colossians 1

Colossians 1: Living the Life. Colossae was a town in what is now modern day Turkey. It was located about 100 miles from Ephesus. Along with Laodicea and Herapolis it was part of an important trade route. Colossae slipped into a second rate position and did not grow as the others did. Its population diminished, … Read more