Pauls Epistles

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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.

Christ Our Life, Now and Then

Colossians 3:1-4

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds Paul's exhortation that the Colossian Christians set their minds on Christ's saving work and "the things above."

Trashing the Old Rags, or the Grand Old Doctrine of Mortification

Colossians 3:5-11

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds Paul's admonition for Christians to put to death sinfulness in their bodies.

The Christian in Vogue

Colossians 3:12-17

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson comments on Paul's exhortation to the Colossian Christians to "put on the new man" they now have by virtue of their faith in Christ.

The New Man in the Old Relationship

Colossians 3:18-4:1

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds Paul's instructions to the Colossian church concerning family relationships that reflect the new life through Christ.

Prayer and the Outsiders

Colossians 4:2-6

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds the Apostle Paul's further teachings on Christian living.

Paul’s Last Words to the Colossians

Colossians 4:7-18

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson concludes his series on Paul's letter to the Colossians with exposition on those who are mentioned as being involved the the church at Colossae.


1 Timothy 1:1-2

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson begins his series on 1 Timothy. In this introduction, Dr. Johnson provides background on Paul's relationship to his legate as well as the historical and philosophical environment faced by the young pastor in the church.