Colossians – The Bible Study Series
The Colossians Project: four years of studying and writing devotionals from the book of Colossians.
Why do I call this a project? Because I decided to dive in. A project gives writing focus. Colossians, a sister book in many ways to Ephesians, doesn’t get the attention it should.
It all started in January 2010 when I was mostly unable to attend the ladies study at Calvary Chapel Seaside, who had chosen that book. I decided that my next blogging project would be writing through the book of Colossians.
These are short devotional posts with questions and scriptures to look up for further thought.
If you ever wanted to study the Book of Colossians, here’s your chance.
We give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of your love for all the saints.
God Himself is love (1 John 4:7-9) and He came to this world as Jesus, full of grace and truth (John 1:14).
It is a rich passage and great material for personal prayer, intercessory prayer, and prayers of blessings to the fellow saints.
We were once in the yoke of the power of darkness and under its influence. It’s amazing to think of how we were snatched out of that kingdom, rescued as it were, from a horrible end.
Who is God? What does He look like? How is Jesus the Son and God? These can be overwhelming questions, and even the disciples had trouble wrapping their minds around who Jesus is.
The answer is made clear here: all things that exist were created by Him, or “the Son of His love,” who is none other than Jesus (Colossians 1:13).
How can you be reconciled to Christ? This passage tells us the motivation, object, and method of reconciliation in God’s economy.
Enemies. Who are enemies? Who are your enemies? Who are God’s enemies? Have you ever realized that you were God’s enemy? We were enemies in our minds.
Rejoicing in suffering? It seems hard to comprehend a situation in which that is a feasible outcome. Paul did.
For the unbeliever, this life is all there is. There is no hope. There is no comfort. But it is not so with us. We have Christ in Us. He is our Hope