Colossians 1:6b-8 Reliability of the Messenger

  All over the world this gospel is bearing fruit and growing, just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and understood God’s grace in all its truth. You learned it from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf, and who […]

Colossians 1:5-6a Faith, Love and Hope

  The faith and love that spring from the hope that is stored up for you in heaven, and that you have already heard about in the word of truth, the gospel that has come to you. (Col 1:5-6a)   Faith, Hope and Love. These three sound so familiar that we can’t resist thinking about […]

Colossians 1:3-4 Thankfulness in Christ

  We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have hear of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all the saints…(Col 1:3-4)   Many say that Colossians 1:3-23 is a complete section with the central focus on hope. It […]

Colossians 1:1-2

Masterful Writing Colossians 1:1-2   Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother.  To the holy and fiathful brothers in Christ at Colosse: Grace and peace to you from God our Father. In Colossians we see a letter of how the Hellenistic letters were written. It is mastery […]

Outline for Colossians

Here I show us the breakdown of the book of Colossians, and how this relates to Ephesians after the outline

The Colossian Battle: False Teachings

Paul the writer seeks to show how Christ is Superior and that the false teachings around Colossians brings emptiness unless centered in Christ. These Paul taught

Colossians Introduction (Supremacy)

Primary focus is on the supremacy of Christ and how Paul deals with the issues of false teaching.

Ephesians 6:19-24

  Paul’s closing requests and prayer   As we come to close this book, we notice we have come far.  We have traveled throughout this epistle on a journey that has brought us many changes with challenges along the way; brought us many new thoughts, and many new ideas regarding our walk with Christ.  As […]

Ephesians 6:18

  The Final Piece of Armor: Prayer   The culmination of all God’s armor brings us to the greatest piece.  It calls for one that everyone needs.  It speaks of the greatest and most needed item in anyone’s closet.  This item often remains neglected.  We forget prayer right before the battle, and we forget during […]

Ephesians 6:16-17

  Three more pieces of God’s Armor Previously we talked about the first 3 pieces of armor which were meant to be put on from a distance and never removed on the battlefield.  They prepared one for the upcoming battle.  We need to be prepared with the “truth”, we need to take up the “righteousness […]