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PA277 Colossians 1:25-2:3 mp3

Colossians Series 7

In this message, Paul explains that he became a dispense of truth to the ekklesia by God’s choice. The truth he proclaimed was that of the mystery or secret among the nations which is Christ among them. He had formerly been among the Israelites, but now all nations are equal, as Ephesians 3:6 makes clear. Paul and his company labor and toil to encourage believers to leave their old lives behind and to reach maturity in Christ. Paul is concerned for the Colossians and all other believers who have never met him in the flesh. He wants their hearts to be encouraged as they face the world, and he wants most of all for them to have a personal knowledge of Jesus Christ.

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PA276 Colossians 1:20-24 mp3

Colossians Series 6

In this message, we continue to consider the important 20th verse of Colossians 1, and the fact that Christ is going to metamorphose all rulers and authorities to Himself. The Colossians were at one time far from the truth in their thinking, but now they too had been metamorphosed into conformity to Christ. Christ has chosen them to be hallowed and flawless and blameless in His order to come. Then, we consider the gospel, which already had been proclaimed in every creation under heaven. What important truth does this tell us about the cessation of the Acts period?

PA275 Colossians 1:18-20 mp3

Colossians Series 5

In this message, we consider Christ as the Head of the Body, the Church. What does it mean that He is the Head, and what is meant by a head? What is the Body spoken of here? Does it mean a human body, or something else? What is the Church? Does this speak of the human organizations we see on every hand, or something else entirely? Then, all Divine fullness dwells in Christ. He reconciles all to Himself. Does this mean universalism? Are all, even Satan and the demons, ultimately going to be saved?

PA274 Colossians 1:14-17 mp3

Colossians Series 4

In this message, we discuss the fact that we have redemption through Christ’s blood, and our sins are forgiven. Christ is the Firstborn of every creation. What does this mean? The firstborn is the ones who rules. It has to do with rulers, who are indeed creations. By Christ all things were created. But this is not talking about creations in the beginning. Rather, he is talking about all God-appointed rulers, who were all created by Christ. These rulers include thrones, lordships, sovereignties, and authorities. Christ is preeminent over all, and in Him all God-appointed rulers have their standing. We consider these glorious truths from the book of Colossians.

PA273 Colossians 1:9-13 mp3

Colossians Series 3

In this message, Paul prays for the Colossians, desiring for them realization of the will of God, wisdom, and spiritual understanding. He urges them to “walk worthy” or to live the lifestyle worthy of their Lord. They are to bear fruit and bring a good harvest in good works, all the while growing in their realization of God. He wants them to have the strength and power to endure and be patient with joy, all the while giving thanks to the Father Who qualifies us for our share of the portion of the set-apart ones in the light. He has rescued us from the authority of darkness and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of His love. We do not believe that we are currently living in the kingdom, for this is a future reality. What, then, is Paul talking about here, stating that we are already transported into this kingdom?

PA272 Colossians 1:1-8 mp3

Colossians Series 2

In this message, we consider the opening verses of the book of Colossians. Paul and Timothy write to the hallowed and believing brothers in Christ in Colossae. Paul prays to God, even the Father, thankful for what he has heard of their faith and self-sacrificing love. He is also thankful for the expectation laid up for them among the exalted ones. They heard about this expectation in the gospel, which had come to them as it had in all the world and was bringing forth fruit. They had learned this gospel from a man named Epiphras. We consider what we can learn about this beloved fellow-slave of Paul.

PA271 Colossians Introduction mp3

Colossians Series 1

In this message, we consider the book of Colossians. Who were the Colossians? What do we know about the city of Colossae? Was Paul ever in Colossae? Who were some of the Colossians? When and where was Colossians written? Is it part of his writings to believers in the dispensation of grace today? We consider all these questions in preparing for our study of the book.

PSA217 Submit, Pray, and Walk Wisely mp3

In Colossians 3, Paul discusses the relationship of slaves to masters and how they are to behave. We discuss this in light of employer/employee relationships today. He also urges them to persevere in prayer, praying for Paul and Timothy as well. They are to walk wisely towards those outside the group of believers. Their words should always be spoken with grace. Wise, kind, and informed believers will be most attractive to those outside.

PSA207 Colossians 15 – Greetings and Final Instructions mp3

Colossians Series 15

In this message, Paul sends final greetings from various believers to the recipients of his letter in Colossae. He also sends final instructions for them to pass on his greetings to the brethren in Laodicea, for them to see to it that that letter is read, probably aloud, to all among them, and that they exchange this letter with that in Laodicea for both their learning. He also sends a personal word to Archippus. Then, he gives his final words, and ends with grace.

Scripture Passage: Colossians 4:10-18

PSA206 Colossians 14 – Pray and Walk Wisely mp3

Colossians Series 14

In this message, we consider the conclusion of the submission portion of Colossians with the response of masters. Paul urges the Colossians to pray, and also requests prayer for himself, especially regarding his ministry. He urges them to walk in wisdom toward those outside, and let their words be gracious and fitting. He recommends to them Tychicus and Onesimus, whom he is sending to them with this letter.

Scripture Passage: Colossians 4:1-9