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With the Master
and Nothing Else

Passage: Colossians 1:1-2 
In this lesson we will consider the background information of the epistle to the Colossians, especially examining the heresy that had crept into the church. We will also examine who the author is as well as the audience.


Commendations to the Church at Colossae

Passage: Colossians 1:3-8
In this lesson we will see Paul’s thankful spirit as we answer the questions, “Who does he give thanks to; what is he thankful for; and who is he thankful for?”


Paul's Petitions for the Church at Colossae, Part 1

Passage: Colossians 1:9-11
Paul begins his two-fold prayer for the church at Colossae. The first portion includes his petitions. We will consider the six petitions he prays for the church and see their significance in light of the false teaching they were adhering to.


Paul's Petitions for the Church at Colossae, Part 2

Passage: Colossians 1:12-14
In this lesson Paul will conclude his prayer for the church at Colossae. This portion will include one more of his petitions for the church along with five praises.


Who is the Lord?

Passage: Colossians 1:15-19
In these few short verses in Colossians Paul gives us eight descriptions of who Jesus is. There is no other portion of the Word of God which has so many characteristics of the supremacy of Jesus Christ.


From Rotten to Reconciled

Passage: Colossians 1:20-23
As we consider this wonderful act of the reconciling work of Christ, we will answer the questions: how are we reconciled; who is reconciled; why are we reconciled and what is the result of being reconciled?


The Call and Cost to Ministry

Passage: Colossians 1:24-29
In this lesson we should be encouraged as we consider the ministry that God has called us to do. We can learn much from Paul as he rejoiced in ministry, he had a reason for ministry, he had a resource in ministry, and he had responsibility in ministry.


Passage: Colossians 2:1-7
Even though the apostle Paul was 1000 miles away from the church of Colossae he was burdened for them and the danger they were in. In this lesson he will give four requests for those caught up in heresy along with four recommendations to avoid being caught up in heresy.


Are We Complete in Christ Alone?

Passage: Colossians 2:8-15
Paul stresses to the church at Colossae to avoid the trappings of false teachers and get back to the beautiful fact; they need nothing else but Christ alone!


Two Ism's to Avoid

Passage: Colossians 2:16-19
As Paul closes chapter two he will warn the church regarding three “ism’s” to avoid. In this lesson we will consider his warning against legalism and mysticism and in the next lesson the warning against asceticism.


Passage: Colossians 2:20-23
In this lesson Paul will warn the church at Colossae regarding the danger of asceticism. What is asceticism according to the Bible and what are the dangers of asceticism according to the Bible?


Where is Your Affection?

Passage: Colossians 3:1-4
When we answer the question, “where is my affection?” we must consider two things, what we seek and what we think. Paul will give us some helps as we begin chapter three, a pivotal lesson.


Putting Sin to Death, Part 1

Passage: Colossians 3:5-7
In our lesson today we will consider the importance of putting off five deadly sins. We will also consider the motivation for putting off these deadly sins.


Putting Sin to Death, Part 2

Passage: Colossians 3:8-11
In this lesson we continue looking at the need to put to death certain sins. We will look at five more deadly sins we must put off along with three more motivations for putting off these deadly sins.


What Will You Wear Today?

Passage: Colossians 3:12-14
Now that we have put to death 10 deadly sins, Paul will write what we are to put on. In this lesson he will give us eight Christ-like virtues that all of God’s children must put on.


Five Commands for the New Woman

Passage: Colossians 3:15-17
Now that we have put off those ugly stained sins, and have put on those beautiful Christ like virtues, we now have five commands for the newly dressed Woman (or Man!) Paul will outline what these are in this lesson.


Me Obey Him?

Passage: Colossians 3:18
Submission to one’s husband is not a popular concept to some in the 21st century. However, for the Christian wife it is a joy. In this lesson Paul will answer the questions, who do wives submit to and why they are to submit.


Virtuous Living at Home

Passage: Colossians 3:19-21
The Christian home should be one where the lost world can look in and see a glimpse of Christ. Paul will write regarding the husband’s responsibility to the wife, the children’s responsibility to the parents, and the parent’s responsibility to the children.


Working as Unto the Lord

Passage: Colossians 3:22-4:1
Elisabeth Elliott once said, “The principle cause of boredom is the hatred of work.” This should not be for God’s children. God has made us to work and Paul will give us helps and hints as he writes about our biblical responsibility to work as unto the Lord.


Three Essentials in Evangelism

Passage: Colossians 4:2-6
The Christian world is failing when it comes to sharing the gospel. We must get back to fulfilling the great commission that Christ left us to do. With that in mind, Paul will write as to how we pray for the lost, speak to the lost, and reach the lost.


Paul's Partners in Ministry, Part 1

Passage: Colossians 4:7-11
Without Paul’s partners in ministry, the work would not succeed as it did, and Paul knew that. Paul mentions 8 individuals who helped him; Real people with real character qualities that God divinely gave them for His glory, and to be partners in ministry with Paul.


Paul's Partners in Ministry, Part 2

Passage: Colossians 4:12-14
In this lesson, we will consider the second listing of men who helped Paul. We might call them “hidden heroes of the faith”. Too often we come to their names in Scripture and gloss over them because we deem them as unessential, but my friend they are not.


The Four Finals in Paul's Closing Remarks

Passage: Colossians 4:15-18
As we end our study of this wonderful epistle, Paul will write of four final things. He has a final greeting, a final admonition, a final warning and a final prayer request.

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