Colossians and Philemon: Completion and Reconciliation in Christ.
Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study
Wednesdays / Beginning February 1, 2023 / 6:30 am
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The early church dealt with the same threats from false teachers that today’s Christians face.
When Paul learned about the dangers the church was facing, he wrote them a message of warning. Colossians is full of dramatic and powerful passages coupled with rich instructions that defend Christ’s deity and His sufficiency to reconcile men to God. Paul’s message is a reminder that believers—then and now—are complete in Christ.
Paul also wrote a personal letter to Philemon, a prominent member of the Colossian church. This letter urges Philemon to forgive a former slave and thief and welcome him back as a brother in Christ. Through this real-life situation, Paul teaches Philemon, as well as believers today, the importance of forgiveness.
Like all worldviews, Christianity influences our ideas, beliefs, convictions, and habits. Taking seriously the Christian worldview means first understanding how God has acted in history and what it means to follow Jesus. Simply put, we must embrace the truth as shown in the Bible.
Just as important as knowing the truth is living out this worldview. The Christian worldview calls for action in all areas of life. Loving God and loving others guide how we interact with our family and friends, our coworkers, and those who disagree with us. Grounded in truth and lived out in God’s grace, your faith has the potential to transform your own life and ultimately help transform a broken world.
Join us at 6:30 am in the Parlor at The Shepherd’s Church for a full breakfast. (Donations accepted)
- The lesson begins at 6:50 am
- The Gospel Truth (Colossians 1:1-8)
- Paul Prays for the Colossians (Colossians 1:9-14)
- Christ’s Preeminence (Colossians 1:15-23)
- Paul’s View of Ministry (Colossians 1:24-29)
- Christ over Philosophies (Colossians 2:1-10)
- Christ over Legalism (Colossians 2:11-23)
- Christian Conduct (Colossians 3:1-17)
- The Christian Home (Colossians 3:18-21)
- Masters and Slaves (Colossians 3:22-4)
- The Speech of the New Man (Colossians 4:2-6)
- With a Little Help from My Friends (Colossians 4:7-18)
- The Power of Forgiveness (Philemon 1-25)