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.
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.
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.
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?
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.