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October 21, 2007

Colossians Study – Part 2. This is the second lesson in the series on Colossians that was given on October 21, 2007. We see that Epaphras was a minister unto Colossae and we see in chapter 1 that he has come back to Paul in Rome, who is in prison, and has expressed some concern about the doctrine that is being taught back in Colossae. There was a Gnostic teaching at that time that Jesus was a continuation of a long string of angels that came down from God. Epaphras wanted help in refuting this in Colossae and we see Paul’s comment about Christ in Colossians 1:15 (KJV) “Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:” Paul also warned those in Colossae that this belief would spoil them as to the reward they were to receive (look at Colossians 2:8-10; and 2:18). And then Paul starts talking in chapter 3 & 4 of Colossians about the practical leaning of a believer, which included the walk that should accompany the belief of the believer. The walk that is necessary to acknowledge the unique calling that they had. Epaphras had probably heard Paul’s message to the Ephesians and he wanted more information on this special ministry that Paul had received and was now revealing in detail to the Christian following he was responsible for in Colossae. We know it was unique because of what was said in Colossians 1:9-10, and 1:25-26. There is a distinct difference between the Acts period and the Ephesians period and our walk should be in relation to the doctrine of the Ephesians message which is when The Mystery was revealed. Click here to listen now for the second lesson in this series.



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From the Study: Colossians Study