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Studies in Colossians – 4:7-18

Paul likes to conclude his letters with what I call a “knitting section.” In 2:2 he spoke of his desire to see people’s hearts encouraged as they are “knit together in love.” Now, as he ends his epistle with lots … Continue reading

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Studies in Colossians – 4:2-6

Notice that there is a fairly significant break in subject at 4:2. The first verse ends the section on household relations and the second verse begins something new. More precisely, 4:2 is a return to the general instructions on what … Continue reading

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Studies in Colossians – 3:18-4:1 part two

The discussion, which its great emphasis upon the responsibility of the man, now turns to the relation between master (again, the male) and slave. The slave, like the child, is to be obedient to the one who is over him … Continue reading

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Studies in Colossians – 3:18-4:1 part one

Paul now begins a distinctly different section, though it is still part of the “application” section of his letter. You’ve probably noticed in other writings of Paul that the first half is theology and the second half is practical advice … Continue reading

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Studies in Colossians – A Review of 2:1-3:17

Now here’s a homework assignment for you. Do it carefully and you’ll appreciate the benefits for years to come. We’ve noticed that Paul uses a series of the connective word “therefore” (2:6, 2:16, 3:1, 3:5, and 3:12). That means each … Continue reading

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Studies in Colossians – 3:12-17 part one

This is the conclusion of the long passage that began at 2:1. The final lesson in the passage is that we are to become Christlike in character. 3:1-4 affirmed that we have died with Christ and now dwell with him. … Continue reading

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Studies in Colossians – 3:5-11

IF – and that of course is a big IF – we have been crucified and raised again with Christ, we are to be seeking and setting our minds on heavenly matters, not earthly concerns (3:1-4). Now Paul begins to … Continue reading

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