Your Hidden Life Now; perhaps this could be the subtitle of the letter to the Colossians. Of course they are at a loss to explain what happened to the Holy Spirit and the Father, who are glaringly absent from the creation process in this NT passage. 2 We are writing to God’s holy people in the city of Colosse, who are faithful brothers and sisters # 1:2 Greek faithful brothers. It is almost as if the Colossians have been taken up into Christ’s body and hidden in it, dying with it on the cross. In verse 12, he indicates that believers share an inheritance […] (Colossians 1… Explain that today we will be talking about images and reflections. Determine the Structure of the Passage; Vs. 15 commences a hymn of praise to Christ. (Read full chapter Your best life now…is hidden. But Colossians 1:9, Colossians 3:16, favor ESTIUS' view, which refers it to the wisdom communicated to those being taught: keeping back nothing, but instructing all in the perfect knowledge of the mysteries of faith which is the true wisdom (compare 1 Corinthians 2:6 1 Corinthians 2:7, 12:8, Ephesians 1:17). “He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, for the forgiveness of sins.” ~ Colossians 1:13-14 Explanation of the Text: Common in the New Testament, Paul draws the typical comparison between light and darkness. It spans from here to verse 20. Hold up a small mirror and ask students what the see. Background on Colossae and the Colossians; Colossians and Work. Colossians 1:3. The average person couldn’t see Caesar, but by looking at a coin, they could see what he looked like. The third chapter of Colossians describes what may seem like a bit of a … Continue reading "Commentary on Colossians 3:1-11" Colossiens 1 … 22 par sa mort dans le corps de sa chair, pour vous faire paraître devant lui saints, irrépréhensibles et sans reproche, 23 si du moins vous demeurez fondés et inébranlables dans la foi, sans vous détourner de l'espérance de l'Evangile que vous avez entendu, qui a été prêché à toute créature sous le ciel, et dont moi Paul, j'ai été fait ministre. In the first few verses of chapter one, Paul wrote about the gospel bearing fruit and growing and the church bearing fruit and growing.… 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 16 Car en lui ont été créées toutes les choses qui sont dans les cieux et sur la terre, les visibles et les invisibles, trônes, dignités, dominations, autorités. 3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, God chose me to be an apostle of Christ Jesus. “If then you were raised together with Christ“ (v. 1a). The micro level is expository. For by him all … 2 Set your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are on the earth. 1. The verb is phroneō, "to give careful consideration to something, set one's mind on, be intent." Additionally, we can see through pictures (or even on camera phones in modern day) what something appears to be. 1:15-20 is the first paragraph of the main body of the letter. Our friend Timothy is here with me while I write. If this is right, then it might make further sense of 1.22b, which says that Christ’s aim in this reconciliation was to present the Colossians … SEEK THE THINGS THAT ARE ABOVE, WHERE CHRIST IS 1 If then you were raised together with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated on the right hand of God. Most likely, it was not something definite — Stoicism, mystical Judaism, or the like. God who is spirit (John 4:24) is not visible to the human eye (1 Tim. Reading the book of Colossians reveals that the Colossian Church had lost its focus on Christ. Colossians 1:9-12 Commentary: Knowledge of God’s Will. 1 This letter is from Paul, chosen by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and from our brother Timothy. 1:17; Heb. We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, Paul very graciously blends his giving of thanks and his constant prayer for these Christians at Colosse, and therein sets us an example that we may well imitate. Colossians 1:15-20 (NIV) 1. to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Commentary on Colossians 1:9-14 (Read Colossians 1:9-14) The apostle was constant in prayer, that the believers might be filled with the knowledge of God's will, in all wisdom. 2 We are writing to you, God's own people who live in Colossae. Greetings from Paul. Colossians 1:4-6. Colossians 1:11-20 Lesson for Kids. Paul’s Prayer for the Colossians (1:9-12) 9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. By Dr. Timothy Keller. The expression “ firstborn of all creation ” in Colossians 1:15 has been interpreted in three different ways. Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since … Tout a été créé par lui et pour lui.… As with all good biblical exegesis, it is important to note the context of the verses and why they would be written and placed where they are. Verses 1 and 2 call us to make conscious decisions about the way we think -- "set your hearts/minds" (NIV, NRSV), "set your affections" (KJV). Colossians 1:15-20 1 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation, for all things in heaven and on earth were created by him – all things, whether visible or invisible, whether thrones or dominions, whether principalities or powers – all things were created through him and for him. (Colossians 1:6, NIV) "For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins." It was probably … Continue reading "Commentary on Colossians 3:1-4" Colossians 1 Paul and Timothy say ‘Hello’ 1 This letter is from me, Paul. Well, a text without a context is a … Colossians 1:15–23 is an extensive praise of Jesus Christ. Verse 1. The apostle Paul was deeply concerned for the Church at Colossae because she was threatened from the inside by false teaching. Not inside of you—like some dormant seed that, once found, can be watered, nurtured, and coaxed into maximum fruit-production—but hidden. You are like brothers and sisters … The Greek word, “eikon,” was used of the image of Caesar on a coin. 1 Consider these uses of the same verb in the NRSV, which is fairly consistent in translating the word: Colossians 1. Trinitarian theology views Colossians 1:15-18 as the creation of the universe by Jesus Christ as the second person of God in the trinity. Though the word itself does not necessarily imply a perfect image, both the context and many other Scriptures demand that meaning here. Audio Bible Study - Colossians 1:1-5. The Apostle Paul wrote this letter (epistle) to the church at Colossae, a small city located on the Lycus River in Asia Minor (modern Turkey)—known for its production of wool and woolen goods. Paul’s Labor for the Church. 4 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. in Christ. In Colossians, Paul addresses a way of thinking and existing that runs counter to the thought and life rooted in the good news of Jesus Christ. 24 Now I rejoice in what I am suffering 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. First, the Jehovah’s Witnesses and other groups have argued that it means that Jesus was the first creature created by God. We may say that each of Paul’s greater epistles has in it one salient thought. Colossians 1:27 (NASB) Colossians 3: 1-14. Colossians 2:1-10 Christ above All "Christ Jesus the Lord" is the greatest affirmation of the deity, humanity and sovereignty of Christ. In secular usage an apostle was an ambassador sent by his king to represent him in another country. “Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,” Paul was an "apostle," which in the Greek language, referred to a "sent one." Paul means that Jesus Christ makes the unseen God visible. Colossians 1:1-2 (R.V.) Colossians 1 1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, 2 To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. The Supremacy of Christ Scripture Text: Colossians 1:15-23 The Supremacy of Christ (Audio Recording) The Supremacy of Christ (PDF) Introduction Last week we began looking at Paul’s letter to the Colossians. We just don’t really know for sure what this other “philosophy” was. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Posted on December 15, 2013 by Theologian. Introduction to Colossians and Philemon. He who undertakes to give strength to his people, is a God of power, and of glorious power. In the Greek, this verse is the beginning of a 106 word sentence. In this passage, Paul explains that Jesus is eternal, just as God is eternal, and all created things were created by Him, and through Him, and for Him. Colossians 1:6 Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth … Colossiens 1 15 Il est l'image du Dieu invisible, le premier-né de toute la création. By the time of the writing of this letter (probably the mid-50s A.D.), Laodicea had eclipsed Colossae as the most important city of the region. Identify the Genre; The macro level is epistolary. Q & A: What Does Colossians 1:15-18 Mean? Discuss the idea of a mirror image and how it shows us what things look like. Colossians 1:15-16 “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 1:15-2:5 serve as grounds for the exhortation in 2:6ff. COLOSSIANS 3:1-2. Good words will not do without good works. 1) Received by Faith (Colossians 1:1–4a) Colossians 1:1-4a [1:1] Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,  To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. In love he exposed the danger that was threatening the church.