Colossians

Colossians

 

 

 

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Lesson 1 – Introduction and Praying – Colossians 1:1-8

Theme of the Book: An in depth explanation of a person having faith in Christ Jesus: how faith in Christ Jesus is developed, the spiritual benefits because of having faith in Christ Jesus and the practical daily living enacted because one has faith in Christ Jesus.

The Goal of this Lesson: To look at some background to the book of Colossians and to examine how they came to have faith in Christ Jesus.

1. Who decided Paul would be an apostle of Jesus Christ?

2. Define saints.

3.  Define faith as used in this context.

4. What information did Paul receive which prompted him to pray for the Colossians?

5. How would one explain the “word of truth” as being the gospel?

6. What is the gospel doing “in all the world”?

7.  How does one obtain faith in Christ Jesus?

8. Describe the man from whom the Colossians obtained faith in Christ Jesus.

Thought Question (for our next lesson, Colossians 1:9-12):

What are some of the things Paul asked God to grant the Colossians?

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Lesson 2 – Paul’s Request to God for the Colossians – Colossians 1:9-12a


Theme of the Book: An in depth explanation of a person having faith in Christ Jesus: how faith in Christ Jesus is developed, the spiritual benefits because of having faith in Christ Jesus and the practical daily living enacted because one has faith in Christ Jesus.


The Goal of this Lesson: To look at two requests Paul makes of God on the behalf of the Colossians along with how they should use these requests in their life as a Christians.


1. From what day had Paul “not ceased to pray” for the Colossians?


2. What was the content of the knowledge Paul was requesting on the behalf of the Colossians?

3. Define wisdom.


4. Define understanding.


5. How would the Colossians use this knowledge in their daily life as a Christian?


6. Why did the Colossians need to be strengthened?


7. With what type of attitude should the Colossians be giving thanks to God?


Thought Question (for our next lesson, Colossians 1:12b-23): What are some of the things God has done for the Colossians?


Lesson 3 – Things God and Jesus Did for the Colossians – Colossians 1:12b-23


Theme of the Book: An in depth explanation of a person having faith in Christ Jesus: how faith in Christ Jesus is developed, the spiritual benefits because of having faith in Christ Jesus and the practical daily living enacted because one has faith in Christ Jesus.
The Goal of this Lesson: To list and examine some things done by the Father and Jesus for mankind.


1. Name five things God did for the Colossians?


2. How would you describe Jesus as “the image of the invisible God”?


3. What is the biblical definition of “firstborn”?


4. List the different ways in which Jesus is described.


5. Name three ways Paul describes the Colossians before Jesus reconciled them with His fleshly body and His death on the cross.


6, Name three ways Jesus wants to present the Colossians to Himself.


7. Name four things the Colossians are to do if they are to receive the things Christ has done for them.


8. Name the three different ways Paul describes the gospel.


Thought Question (for our next lesson, Colossians 1:24-2:5):
What was accomplished because of all of Paul’s suffering and struggles?

 

Good morning!  Hope you can join us at 7:30 this morning as we continue our study in the book of Colossians.  Here are some questions for us to consider.

 

Lesson 4 – Paul’s Ministry and Suffering – Colossians 1:24-2:5

Theme of the Book: An in depth explanation of a person having faith in Christ Jesus: how faith in Christ Jesus is developed, the spiritual benefits because of having faith in Christ Jesus and the practical daily living enacted because one has faith in Christ Jesus.

The Goal of this Lesson: To examine the reasons why Paul suffered so he could proclaim Christ.

1.  What motivated Paul to personally suffer for the cause of Christ and the Colossians?

2. What stewardship did God place upon Paul and why?

3. What “mystery” was manifested to the saints which had been hidden from the past ages?

4. What did God will to make known?

5. To whom and why did Paul proclaim Christ?

6. For what purpose did Paul “labor”?

7. Name three groups on whose behalf Paul was willing to struggle.

8. What possibly could happen to the hearts of these groups because of the struggles Paul endured?

9. How would you describe “persuasive arguments”?

10. Name two things the Colossians could do to cause Paul to rejoice.

Thought Question (for our next lesson, Colossians 2:6-15):

What was the reason why God told Abraham to circumcise every male descendant when they were eight days old (Consult Genesis 17)?

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Lesson 5 – Reasons to Remain in Christ – Colossians 2:6-15

 

Theme of the Book:  An in depth explanation of a person having faith in Christ Jesus: how faith in Christ Jesus is developed, the spiritual benefits because of having faith in Christ Jesus and the practical daily living enacted because one has faith in Christ Jesus.

 

The Goal of this Lesson: To examine three reasons why the Colossians should remain in Christ.

 

1.   Why should one “walk in Christ?

2.   How is one instructed so as to have their faith established?

3.   What will people do to take Christians “captive”?

4,   Name three things which are a result of being “in Him (Christ).”

5.   What was the purpose of circumcision when it was originally given to Abraham by God?

6.   What connection is there between circumcision and the complete act of baptism?

7.   Spiritually, where were the Colossians before and after baptism?

8.   Name some things God did for the Colossians (and us) as related in these verses.

Thought Question (for our next lesson, Colossians 2:16-23):

How are the teachings of the Old Testament a “shadow of what is to come”?

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Lesson 6 – Post-Baptism Life – Colossians 2:16-3:17
Theme of the Book: An in-depth explanation of a person having faith in Christ Jesus: how faith in Christ Jesus is developed, the spiritual benefits because of having faith in Christ Jesus and the practical daily living enacted because one has faith in Christ Jesus.
The Goal of this Lesson: To learn the lifestyle one is to have because they have been baptized.
1. Name some things which were “a mere shadow” of what was to come.
2. What are some things in which people may “delight” but which will “defraud” people of the prize?
3. Name some things to which those who “have died with Christ” are not to submit.
4. How does Paul describe “the commandments and teachings of men”?
5. Name some things which are a natural consequence of being “raised with Christ.”
6. Name some things to which Christians should consider their “earthly body as dead.”
7. Upon whom will the “wrath of God” come?
8. List some things those who “have been chosen by God” are to do.
9. What are followers of Christ to do with the “word of Christ [which] richly dwells within” them?
10.  Whose “name” will be given by Christians when it comes to what they will say and do?
Thought Question (for our next lesson, Colossians 3:18-4:1):


What reasons would you give for why Paul was so concise when it came to talking about the different roles of the household?

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Lesson 7 – Household Relationships – Colossians 3:17-4:1
Theme of the Book: An in-depth explanation of a person having faith in Christ Jesus: how faith in Christ Jesus is developed, the spiritual benefits because of having faith in Christ Jesus and the practical daily living enacted because one has faith in Christ Jesus.
The Goal of this Lesson: To see how Christians should function within the household arrangement.
1. In our current generation, how should wives apply Paul’s instruction, “be subject to your husband?”
2. In any generation, how would husbands “love [their] wives?”
3.  Define embittered.
4. Why would the Lord want children to obey their parents?
5. Describe how parents can help children obey their parents.
6. How should a parent teach their children that they must obey their mother and father?
7. How does a father exasperating a child cause the child to “lose heart?”
8. List the different things a slave is to do for the master.
9. What is the ultimate attitude the slave should have in performing his actions of service?
10. Define partiality.
11. How confident can we be that those who do wrong will experience consequences?
12. Why should masters grant their slaves “justice and fairness?”
Thought Question (for our next lesson, Colossians 4:2-6):
How would you define “wisdom” when it comes to dealing with “outsiders?”

 

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Lesson 8 – Individual Personal Conduct – Colossians 4:2-6

Theme of the Book: An in-depth explanation of a person having faith in Christ Jesus: how faith in Christ Jesus is developed, the spiritual benefits because of having faith in Christ Jesus and the practical daily living enacted because one has faith in Christ Jesus.

The Goal of this Lesson: To contemplate how one should conduct themselves as themselves.

1. Why should one be devoted to prayer?

2.  Besides food, clothing, shelter and the forgiveness of your sins, name some things one needs to be thankful for and to express to God their thanks for these things.

3.  For what did Paul want the Colossians to pray that he might receive?

4.   In conducting oneself toward outsiders, how would you define wisdom?

5.  What are your thoughts about making “the most of the opportunity” when it comes to dealing with outsiders?

6.  How would you describe a speech “seasoned” with “grace?”

7.  Why is the manner in which we respond to a person important?

Thought Question (for our next lesson, Colossians 4:7-18):

Of the people to whom Paul sends greetings, which one is the most interesting to you?

 

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Lesson 9 – Paul’s Personal Notes to the Colossians – Colossians 4:7-18

Theme of the Book: An in-depth explanation of a person having faith in Christ Jesus: how faith in Christ Jesus is developed, the spiritual benefits because of having faith in Christ Jesus and the practical daily living enacted because one has faith in Christ Jesus.

The Goal of this Lesson: To see the different personal comments Paul makes about various people.

1. How did Paul describe Tychicus?

2.  Why did Paul send Tychicus to Colossae?

3.  Why would Onesimus be traveling with Tychicus?

4.  Name the “fellow workers for the kingdom of God who are from the circumcision.”

5.  What did Paul say about Epaphras?

6.  Why would Paul want the Colossians to read the letter he wrote to Laodicea?

7.  What personal note did Paul want the Colossians to give to Archippus?

8. Why would Paul write a greeting with his own hand?

9. What have you learned from this study?