Bible Study on Colossians
The Church in Colossae was like Rome, not one that Paul started but a Church he cared deeply about. Paul cared about the Colossians because of the common association they shared with Epaphras, the pastor in Colossae. Epaphras was most likely a convert of Paul’s while he was in Ephesus and he has gone back to visit Paul during his imprisonment in Rome.
The congregation in Colossae was being influenced by a group called Gnostics. They were trying to develop and spread a twist on the gospel of Jesus Christ by claiming to have a special knowledge that only they could provide in living a true Christian life. Paul writes Colossians to help keep the Church there centered in Jesus before they are pulled too far off track.
This writing finds us today as a New Testament Church still struggling with our interpretation and application of the Gospel by applying our “special” knowledge to go with salvation rather than just Jesus.
Below are the sessions for the Bible Study on Colossians.
Session 1: Introduction
Session 2: Colossians 1:1-8. FAITH, HOPE, AND LOVE
Session 3: Colossians 1:9-14 – The Power of Prayer
Session 4: Colossians 1:15-23. The Supremacy of Jesus
Session 5: Colossians 1:24-25. A Purpose in Service
Session 6: Colossians 2:1-10. Walking with Jesus
Session 7: Colossians 2:11-23. Foolish Philosophies
Session 8: Colossians 3: 1-17. A New Life
Session 9: Colossians 3:18-21. Home Life 101
Session 10: Colossians 3:22 – 4:1. Work
Session 11: Colossians 4:2 – 4:6. A Different Conversation
Session 12: Colossians 4:7-18.