Colossians

Book Outline & Menu of Notes

Key & Guide to Notes
Colossians -
The Church of Christ - The Fullness of its Head.
1. Introduction. Colossians 1:1-14
  1. Greetings, 1:1,2
  2. Gratitude for the Colossians' Faith, 1:3-8
  3. Prayer for the Colossians' Growth, 1:9-14
2. The Person of Christ: Above all (1:15-29)
  1. His exalted Position: Creator, Head of the Church (1:15-20)
  2. His exclusive Reconciliation for all who believe (1:21-23)
  3. His urgent Ministration to His Body through Paul (1:24 - 2:3)
3. The Knowledge of Christ: Above all. Colossians 2
  1. Superior to human Philosophy (2:1-10)
  2. Superior to religious Legalism (2:11-17)
  3. Superior to mystical Speculation (2:18,19)
  4. Superior to fleshly Asceticism (2:20-23)
4. Identification with Christ: Above all callings. Colossians 3
  1. The Certainties of our Calling: Glory at His appearing (3:1-4)
  2. The Characteristics of our Calling (3:5-4:6)
    • In everyday life, 3:5-17
    • In the home, 3:18-21
    • In servant-master relationships, 3:22-4:1
    • In prayer, Colossians 4:2-4
    • In witness and speech, 4:5,6
5. Concluding Personal Remarks, 4:7-18

[Elements of the above outline
were adapted from the Ryrie Study Bible.]

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