Colossians bible study outlinecontents by chapter and verse. James rosscup writes that lightfoot is excellent in this 1865 work revised in 1879. In the early church, all who speak on the subject of authorship ascribe it to paul. I find this book to be a fantastic compliment to n. Colossians is an important look into the mystery of christ, hidden for generations and now disclosed to the saints, which is christ in you. Colossians christ is the theme and the periphery of the circle where christian living is the center. With bible gateway plus, you gain instant access to a digital bible study library, including complete notes from the niv cultural backgrounds study bible and the new bible commentary. Book of colossians overview insight for living ministries. Colossians summary from the easyenglish bible easy. This gives further testimony to the fact that pauls epistles letters were meant to be circulated and read to all churches 4. In the early church, all who speak on the subject of. This basic commentary provides some basic helps for understanding and appreciating pauls written address to the colossians. Colossians overview, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary by albert barnes, a dedicated student of the bible, continues to be. The key personalities include paul, timothy, tychicus, onesimus, aristarchus, mark, and epaphras.
Nov 01, 2016 watch our overview video on the book of colossians, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. Paul took care to show that jesus did the work of reconciliation himself colossians 1. I suggest you use this book along john macarthurs commentary on colossians philemon. Barnes notes on the new testamentbook of colossians by.
There is no record of paul ever visiting the colossians church 2. Campbell morgan, living messages of the books of the bible, 2. Book of colossians outline summary online bible nwt. In the process the reader will encounter our discussions on several major, and at times controversial, doctrines and issues. Colossians emphasizes the pleroma christ is the fullness of god colossians 2. The letters to the colossians and to philemon the pillar new testament commentary pntc moo, douglas j. David guzik commentary on colossians 1, which emphasizes the greatness of. Grace to you and peace from god our father and the lord jesus christ. Colosse philemon 2, and epaphras was the minister colossians. Philippians shows the church walking here on earth. Commentaries for colossians chapter 1 pauls greeting.
The letters to the colossians and to philemon the pillar new. Colossians and philemon tyndale new testament commentaries. We may say that each of pauls greater epistles has in it one salient thought. Overview of the book of colossians reformed answers to. The terms used in this verse are all military, and the idea is, that christ has completely subdued our enemies by his death. Constable, provide commentary on all 66 books of the bible and contain over 12,000 pages of material in pdf format. Colossians 2 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary by albert barnes, a dedicated student of the bible, continues to be very popular even today. That colossians is a genuine letter of paul is usually not disputed. And he is before all things it is not said, he was.
Ministers utilize the valuable homiletical material in each volume, in addition to the scholarly and practical commentary. Colossians summary we have detailed a brief summary of the book of colossians for bible study or sunday school lessons. Paul, an apostle of jesus christ by the will of god, and timothy our brother, to the saints and faithful brethren in christ who are in colosse. Like ephesians, the little book of colossians divides neatly in half with the first portion. He is the image of the invisible god, the firstborn over all creation. He is the center of the circle around which all christian living revolves.
They actually complement each other quite well even though they are drastically different theological backgrounds. Check out this commentary and summary of colossians. The subtheme is that we live our lives in response to his gift. Redemption is apolutrosin, meaning to set free an enslaved peo ple. Paraphrase of colossians and commentary of colossians. The letters to the colossians and to philemon the pillar new testament commentary pntc. Read colossians commentary using wesleys explanatory notes.
To affirm and explain the supremacy and sufficiency of christ in opposition to. A free bible commentary on pauls letter to the colossians in easyenglish. Paul reminded the colossians several times in this letter that they should thank god see 1. Before paul wrote this letter to the christians in colossae, he had never been to their city colossians 2. As you can see this is an amazing book and will bless all who read, understand and enjoy this wonderful message of mystery of christ revealed in us.
Colossians 2 commentary albert barnes notes on the whole bible. Tom constables expository notes on colossians this is also available in the net. Commentary on the book of acts bible study lessons. But he often prayed for the christians there colossians 1. He emphasised that jesus was the messiah from god see note on verse 3. If the book of ephesians can be labeled the epistle portraying the church of christ, then the focus of colossians must surely be the christ of the.
Paul was careful to warn the colossians that angels should not be worshipped colossians 2. Top 5 commentaries on the books of colossians and philemon. A brief introduction and overview of the book of colossians. Paul is a good model for them at the start of this letter 1. In colossians, paul encourages the colossian christians to see jesus. An introduction to the book of colossians an argument of the book of colossians a selected bibliography of colossians and philemon. Colossians 1 bible commentary wesleys explanatory notes. Ephesians and colossians compared though written at approximately the same time and reflecting similar themes, the books of ephesians and colossians have their own distinctive emphases. An inductive and exegetical bible study in colossians.
The deity, preeminence, supremacy, sufficiency, and centrality of christ as lord. Wrights theological opposite although both i affirm as godly christians. Study colossians using wesleys explanatory notes to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning. Barnes notes is a commentary of great general usefulness. The book of colossians is a prison epistle letter written while in prison. Paul reminded the christians about the importance of jesus. Philippians emphasizes the kenosis christ became a servant philippians 2. Enduring word bible commentary colossians chapter 1. Verses 34 paul often asked the christians to pray for him romans 15. An easyenglish commentary 2800 word vocabulary on pauls letter to the colossians.
Ephesians colossians philippians philemon christ church and christian living christ christ and christian living church christ c h r i st ia n l i v i n g c h r i s t a n d c. The book of colossians is pauls letter to the christians at colosse. This summary of the book of colossians provides information about the title, author s, date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the book of colossians. And above all these things over, or upon all these things. Many regard the commentary as the best older work on the greek text. A summary, synopsis or recap is a shortened version of the original. It was written to counter and respond to heretical teachings and encourage believers to serve with fervor and passion. In the 19th century, however, some thought that the heresy refuted in ch. There is a very striking similarity between this chapter and the fifth and sixth chapters of the epistle to the ephesians, and a full exposition of the principal subjects adverted to here may be found in the notes there.
The city of colosse is not even mentioned in the book of acts. Study the bible online using commentary on colossians and more. You can read about this in the books called exodus, deuteronomy and joshua in the. Intro to colossians biblica the international bible society. In that to the romans, it is justification by faith.
Bible students appreciate this commentary as a trustworthy guide in their study of the bible. The book of colossians colossae the city of colossae was located in phrygia in asia minor approximately 10 miles southeast of laodicea see map. This helps explain the personal greetings he included at the end of the letter, a practice he usually reserved for letters to churches he had not visited for example, romans. Among these are the incomprehensibility of god and the origin of sin and evil. May you be blessed and inspired as you read and study the book of colossians. Tychicus was a coworker of paul who would have been able to help the colossian believers understand and apply the apostles teachings in the letter. And having spoiled plundered as a victorious army does a conquered country. Colossians chapter 3 barnes notes on the new testament. This commentary has been through advanced theological checking. So paul sent this letter, along with the letters to philemon and to the ephesians, with tychicus, accompanied by onesimus colossians 4. Following the literary conventions of the ancient world, paul begins his letter to the congregation at colosse by introducing himself and greeting his readers. Gnosticism and some forms of jewish mysticism greatly esteemed these supposed mediators, and considered them angelic beings of a sort. Which is the bond of perfectness the bond of all perfection. Click here for your copy of the bible brief the bible briefs colossians summary.801 586 1046 1398 1114 1269 1257 241 988 1457 113 1331 826 360 867 858 499 1357 306 994 891 929 1287 174 533 1157 1048 27 256 1405 864 1117 763 178 1034 554 1493 112 1140 86