Colossians 3:7-14 – Old Self vs. New Self

In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self,… Continue Reading

Colossians 3:5-6 – Sexual Immorality vs. Godly Sex

Godly Sex – An intimate, consensual act created by God to be experienced by one husband and his one wife demonstrating purity, devotion, and union as one flesh for the purposes of enjoyment, procreation, and ultimately to glorify God. “Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and… Continue Reading

Colossians 3:1-4 – A Mind On Things Above: Christ

“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who… Continue Reading

Colossians 1:16 – Jesus, Creator of All

“For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.” -Colossians 1:16 ESV

Colossians 2:16-23 – Let No One Disqualify You

“Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ. Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going… Continue Reading

Colossians 2:9-15 – Canceling the Record of Debt

Paul distinquishes God’s grace from our works (according to the elemental spirits of the world) by detailing how Christ’s suffering on the Cross is sufficient to forgive us of our sins. This was accomplished by canceling the record of debt that stood against us by nailing to the cross and dying in our place. By… Continue Reading

Colossians 2:8 – Elemental Spirits of the World

Apart from Christ, every other religion and system of belief of any kind boils down to works and effort. Paul refers to this as the “elemental spirits of the world” or “elemental principles of the world.” If we do not live according do Christ and salvation in Him, we allow ourselves to be taken captive… Continue Reading

Colossians 2:6-7 – Walk in Christ

“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.” – Colossians 2:6-7

Colossians 2:1-5 – Struggling in Prayer for Others

Paul is struggling for people he hasn’t even met face-to-face. How? Through prayer. Why? So that others won’t trick them with false knowledge about Jesus and their salvation, but rather that they’d grow in all wisdom and understanding of Him and His Kingdom.