Pauls Epistles


The Colossian Epistle – Why?

Colossians 1:1-2

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson introduces his series of teachings on Paul's letter to the Christians in the small community of Colossae.

Thanksgiving, the Golden Triad and the Gospel

Colossians 1:3-8

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson comments on the introduction of Paul's letter to the Colossians, pointing out how the Apostle reminds the believers of specific truth conveyed to them.

From Knowledge to Life Through Christ

Colossians 1:9-14

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson exposits Paul's thanks for the Colossian Christians' faithfulness. Dr. Johnson discusses how Paul's message stresses the importance of the believer's growth in knowledge of Christ and not merely resting on the faith, hope and love given by God.

Christ the Lord in Creation and Redemption

Colossians 1:15-20

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds the passage that has been called "the Great Christology."

From Enmity to Amity

Colossians 1:21-23

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson gives exposition on the practical effects of his great Christology: reconciliation between God and sinners.

Paul, the Church and the Mystery, part I

Colossians 1:24-29

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson comments on Paul's conception of his own ministry and its hardships.

Paul, the Church and the Mystery, part II

Colossians 2:1-5

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson completes his study of the purpose of Paul's ministry. Dr. Johnson explains the goal and hope of Paul's commitment to the truth of the gospel.

Christ, Philosophy and the Fullness of Deity

Colossians 2:6-10

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson discusses Paul's continuing confrontation with the Colossian believers over the false teachings to which they have been exposed. Dr. Johnson comments on the proper relationship of philosophical reasoning to Christian truth.

Union With Christ

Colossians 2:11-15

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson comments on the unseen, spiritual method by which humans receive reconciliation with God through Christ.

A Defense of Christian Liberty

Colossians 2:16-23

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson explains the Colossian Christians' difficulties with the influences from their pagan community. A contextual understanding of Christian liberty is given.

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