Colossians
Bible Study Lessons

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Introduction

"Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy
and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men;
according to the basic principles of the world,
and not according to Christ"

Colossians 2:8

The book of Colossians is viewed by many Bible scholars as being the most Christ-centered epistle of Paul's. Wrong doctrine had crept into the Christian congregation at Colossae and Paul's purpose in writing this letter was to flush out the false teaching.

In many of today's denominations various degrees of false teachings has crept in, which contributes to the lukewarmness of this church age. Just as the above verse implies, instead of blindly accepting the church doctrines as being gospel, we need to ensure they are backed by Scripture.

The purpose of this book is to reveal Christ's formula for living the normal Christian life and experiencing the freedom He promised. If this is your desire then this series on the book of Colossians will be of value to you.



Colossians
Bible Study Lesson 1

In this lesson we will focus on the following aspects of the Christian life:

  • The qualifications of an apostle.
  • Why Paul refers to Christians as being saints.
  • What it means to abide in the first Adam, rather than in the last Adam.
  • What Paul meant when he wrote about "the truth of the gospel."
  • How the Christian life is generated.
  • The difference between knowledge and wisdom.
  • How a believer obtains spiritual understanding.
  • What it means to walk worthy of the Lord.
  • What it means to be partakers of the inheritance.

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Colossians
Bible Study Lesson 2

"He has delivered us from the power of darkness
and conveyed us into the kingdom of the
Son of His love"

Colossians 1:13

There are many wonderful verses in the Bible, but the above verse has to be viewed as one of the most exciting. As the verse implies, when we become a Christian, we are instantly translated from the kingdom of Satan to the kingdom of Christ.

From God's perspective there have been three different kingdoms in the world—the Adamic kingdom, a national kingdom (Israel), and a spiritual kingdom.

In this lesson we will examine the following interesting aspects of the spiritual kingdom—the kingdom of Christ:

  • Why the word redemption means to be purchased.
  • Why the Bible refers to a nonbeliever as an alien.
  • Why John referred to Jesus as the Lamb of God (John 1:29).
  • Why Jesus had to become the just One before He could qualify as a justifier (Romans 3:26).
  • How God's plan of salvation was on heaven's back burner before time began and how Jesus became the manifestation of that plan.
  • We will see how Jesus became the elkonion of God.
  • Why Jesus doesn't wear a Rolex watch.
  • We will see how Jesus thought this vast universe into existence.
  • How a decapitated turkey is often symbolic of Christians.

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Colossians
Bible Study Lesson 3

"He is the head of the body,
the church"

Colossians 1:18

In order for a person to function both a head and a body is required. Our head provides us with wisdom and direction, while our body carries out the desires of our head.

This lesson is about the advantageous of living under the direction of our headJesus Christ. Jesus spoke of this relationship when He said,"Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me" (John 15:4). Only through His guidance and wisdom can we experience the Christian life as it is defined in the Bible.

If we fail to make a conscious step of faith of inviting Christ to take over the management of our lives we will find ourselves functioning similar to a decapitated turkey—kicking up a lot of religious dust and going nowhere fast!

If it is your desire to be more than a conqueror (experiencing victory in your heart in the midst of life's tribulations), and experiencing the abundant life Jesus promised, then this Colossians Bible study lesson will be of value to you.

In this lesson we will also see:

  • How aliens obtain citizenship in the kingdom of Christ.
  • Why God views Christians as being holy and blameless.
  • How Simeon was aware the gospel was available to both Jews and Gentiles, which was foreign thinking in Christ's day.

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Colossians
Bible Study Lesson 4

In this lesson we will examine the following important points:

  • The five concerns Paul had for the Christians in Colosse, and how two thousand years later, these same concerns prevails in the Christian community.
  • The two ways a Christian can function.
  • How believers develop spiritual muscles.
  • Why God instituted circumcision in the Old Testament days.
  • Why all New Testament believers have been circumcised.

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Colossians
Bible Study Lesson 5

In Paul's day it was customary for a rabbi to use everyday situations to teach a spiritual lesson. In this Colossians Bible study lesson we will examine the following words Paul used to teach spiritual truths:

  • Buried.
  • Baptism.
  • Why Paul used the word raised when referring to a believer.
  • Circumcision.
  • The phrase uncircumcision of the flesh.
  • Why Paul spoke of Satan being disarmed.
  • We will see what the Bible means when it speaks of believers walking on a Holy Highway.
  • We will also see why Satan has no authority to stand upon this highway.
  • Paul says there is something that is contrary to a nonbeliever. As we will see in this lesson he wasn't referring to our job, obnoxious people, an illness, or a unforeseen bill.
  • We will discover what Jesus nailed to the cross.
  • We will see how Christians are spiritually equipped to walk victoriously in the war zone (the world), rather than displaying such bondage as worry, fear, and anger. If you have a desire to find freedom from such fleshly attributes then this Colossians Bible study lesson will be a benefit to you.

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Colossians
Bible Study Lesson 6

In this Colossians Bible study lesson we will focus on the following key points:

  • Why Christians shouldn't judge.
  • The damage judging does both in the body of Christ and in the world.
  • We will examine several Old Testament shadows that spoke of Christ.

    "Where there is a testament there must also of
    necessity be the death of the testator.
    For a testament is in force after men
    are dead, since it has no power at all
    while the testator lives"

    Hebrews 9:16-17

  • In this lesson we will see who the testator is and who the beneficiaries are.
  • We will also examine what the beneficiaries have access to once the testator dies.

"You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
that though He was rich, yet for your sakes
He became poor, that you through His
poverty might become rich"

2 Corinthians 8:9

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Colossians
Bible Study Lesson 7

In this final Colossians Bible study lesson we will see what Paul meant when he made the following statements:

  • "Seeking things which are above."
  • "Our life is hidden with Christ in God."
  • "Christ is our life."
  • What Paul meant when he spoke about a Christian putting to death a part of their life.
  • We will also see what Paul meant when he wrote about Christians putting off and putting on something.
  • In this lesson we will examine God's formula for experiencing peace.
  • We will see what Paul meant when he said our speech should be seasoned with salt—a positive witness.

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