The WELS Mission for the Visually Impaired presents The Peoples Bible – Colossians. By Harlyn J. Kuschel. Published by Northwestern Publishing House, Copyright 1986, Second edition, 2000. INTRODUCTION TO COLOSSIANS Only 2 of the 13 New Testament letters authored by the apostle Paul were addressed to congregations he had not founded and most of whose members […]
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PART ONE Greeting and Thanksgiving Greeting Colossians, Chapter 1, verses 1-2 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the holy and faithful brothers in Christ at Colosse: Grace and peace to you from God our Father. Commentary Paul’s greeting to the Colossians is similar to the […]
PART TWO Jesus Is Sufficient for Our Faith Jesus is the supreme Lord Colossians, Chapter 1, verses 15-23 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or […]
The gospel ministry proclaims the all-sufficient Christ Colossians, Chapter 1, verses 24-29 and Chapter 2, verses 1-5 Now I rejoice in what was suffered for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church. I have […]
The all-sufficient Christ gives freedom from human regulations Colossians, Chapter 2, verses 6-15 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. See to it that no one takes you […]
Colossians, Chapter 2, verses 16-23 Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ. Do not let anyone […]
PART THREE Jesus Is Sufficient for Our Christian Lives The all-sufficient Christ gives power for holy living Colossians, Chapter 3, verses 1-11 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not […]
Colossians, Chapter 3, verses 12-17 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all […]
The all-sufficient Christ sanctifies our family relationships Colossians, Chapter 3, verses 18-25 and Chapter 4, verse 1 Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them. Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. Fathers, do not embitter […]
The all-sufficient Christ enables us to live lives of prayer and wisdom Colossians, Chapter 4, verses 2-6 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. […]
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